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Switzerland under pressure from unions worldwide over Glencore

7 July, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliates across four continents targeted Switzerland last week to pressure the country into holding mining giant Glencore responsible for worker violations abroad. 

Ugandan unions in joint organizing drive

6 July, 2015IndustriaLL Global Union affiliates in Uganda came together for a national planning meeting in the country’s capital Kampala on 25 and 26 June 2015 as part of the IndustriALL East African Union Building Project. 

Kyrgyzstan: Flash mob protest against slave labour code

3 July, 2015A flash mob of around 50 union activists stood in silence in front the Ministry of Economy of Kyrgyzstan on 2 July brandishing posters declaring: “I am against the Slave Labour Code”.

Myanmar unions win first minimum wage

2 July, 2015Three years after unions were made legal in Myanmar, their fight for a minimum wage delivered a victory on 29 June. The country’s first-ever minimum wage of 3,600 kyatts per day is equal to US$3.2.

Union power taking off in aerospace industry

2 July, 2015The world conference for aerospace industries held in Berlin on 1 – 2 July, saw delegates from around the globe discuss building union power and confronting global capital in the sector.

IndustriALL calls for fair and sustainable solution to Greek debt

2 July, 2015IndustriALL Global Union is calling for a fair, sustainable and sovereign solution to restructure Greece’s debt after years of austerity.

IndustriALL women members demand respect of women rights in India

2 July, 2015Around 35 women trade unionists demanded respect for women workers’ rights and a halt to the attacks on trade unions when they met in Pune, India, on 21 and 22 June.

Senate postpones vote on Petrobras bill due to lack of debate

2 July, 2015The Brazilian Senate met on 30 June to vote on bill PLS 131/2015 under the Senate’s urgent business procedure, when a bill goes directly to a plenary vote without being examined by technical committees. The bill would remove Petrobras’ exclusive rights to exploit the Pre-Salt oilfields. However, the Senate decided to postpone voting as it felt a more detailed debate was necessary.

Unions mount pressure on LafargeHolcim

1 July, 2015Unions from all over the world launch a series of actions to combat LafargeHolcim’s resistance and make them start a genuine dialogue with workers and their representatives. Sign the online petition to support LafargeHolcim workers fighting for their rights.

Brazil unions show solidarity with Mercedes Benz workers

30 June, 2015The strike at the Mercedes Benz plant in Brazil in protest at 500 dismissals continues and support is growing for the striking workers. Leaders of the chemicals and other sectors showed their solidarity by attending the workers’ camp on 25 June.