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SPECIAL REPORT: Industry bargaining is an essential tool in the fight for living wages

18 May, 2015Deregulation and attacks against collective bargaining have contributed to a huge rise in global inequality. Harnessing union power for achieving industry level agreements is crucial in the fight for living wages and against precarious work.

PROFILE: fighting for rights in Hungary

18 May, 2015The federation of chemical, energy and General Workers of hungary, VDSZ, actively struggles on many fronts for its members. mobilizing and organizing brought gains for VDSZ workers a century ago and continues to do so at multinationals, such as hankook Tyre.

Workers protest against dismissals at Holcim Indonesia

18 May, 2015Holcim announced layoffs in Indonesia on 8 May. The union is convinced the company did not act according to the agreed procedure and agreements.

Mexico - important legal victory for autoworkers

14 May, 2015The Special Board 15 of the Federal Conciliation and Arbitration Board (JFCA) has ruled that Arneses y Accesorios de México must reinstate and provide back pay to four workers unfairly dismissed in December 2012. They were dismissed for denouncing the CTM collective bargaining agreement made behind the backs of the workers.

Crown campaign: “Stop a new era of union busting in Canada”

14 May, 2015An on-line campaign at LaborStart was initiated by the Toronto and York Region Labour Council against long-standing lock-out at the Toronto plant of Crown Holding. The campaign delivers messages to Ontario Premier and Labour Minister asking them to take further action on the side of workers and stop a new era of union busting in Canada.

Open Letter of the Metallurgical and Mining Industry Workers Union of Ukraine calls to establish peace

13 May, 2015On 28 April 2015, the Sixth Congress of the Metallurgical and Mining Industry Workers Union of Ukraine, an affiliate of IndustriALL, took place in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. The participants demanded to establish real peace in Ukraine.

Global union action against asbestos

13 May, 2015IndustriALL Global Union and its trade union affiliates from as far as Australia have been campaigning in Geneva, Switzerland this week in the fight to ban asbestos worldwide. 

IndustriALL gives voice to workers at OECD Steel Committee

13 May, 2015At the OECD Steel Committee on 11 – 12 May in Paris, France, participants discussed steel market developments, industry viability and competitiveness, trade policies, excess capacity.

Chemical unions determined to defend and advance workers’ rights

12 May, 2015Around 200 delegates from some 40 countries representing chemical workers gathered in Hannover, Germany on 6 - 7 May. Participants at IndustriALL Global Union’s World Conference for the Chemical Industries debated challenges and identified responses of the unions.

Brands crucial to achieving living wages in Cambodia

12 May, 2015Affiliates from Cambodia and the Philippines came together in Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on May 7-8 to share experiences in their respective campaigns for a living wage and to plan future strategies.