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Cambodian unions consider strike action

9 October, 2015Independent garment unions in Cambodia will meet on 12 October to consider strike action after being let down by minimum wage negotiations which settled on US$140 a month for 2016.

UGTT in Tunisia receives Nobel Peace Prize

9 October, 2015Trade unions make a difference! The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to a quartet of Tunisian civil society groups for their promotion of democracy in the country following the Arab Spring. National trade union centre, Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (UGTT) is one of the winners.

Democratic Republic of Congo

9 October, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the Democratic Republic of Congo united on 7 October to discuss joint strategies to reduce subcontracting in the country and promote social responsibility by industrial enterprises. #STOPrecariousWork 

Albania

9 October, 2015Albanian affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union took joint action to mark World Day for Decent Work. The action focussed specifically on the Beralb mining company following its mass suspension of operations costing 300 jobs.

Croatia

9 October, 2015IndustriALL affiliates, SMH-IS and EKN, took part in the Stop precarious work campaign activities together with their national confederation, SSSH.

Philippines: action to STOP Precarious Work

9 October, 20157 Ocotber marked the second year of the coordinated and sustained campaign of the IndustriALL Philippine affiliates in their fight against precarious work. This year’s mobilization centered not only on the extent of precariousness in the country but also highlighted the negative social impact of precarious work, not only on the lives of Filipino workers and their families, but also of their communities.

New Zealand

9 October, 2015First Union in New Zealand has put decent work and decent lives at the heart of their organizing strategy. A number of actions have been organized around 7 October.

Nigeria

9 October, 2015Affiliates in Nigeria took to the streets of Lagos to rally against precarious work on 7 October.

SKF unions stand together in hard times

8 October, 2015SKF workers’ representatives from all around the world gathered in Frankfurt, Germany, at their annual meeting of the World Union Committee from 29 September to 1 October to discuss how to intensify their cooperation in challenging times of the weak world economy.

Massive mobilization by IndustriALL affiliates to STOP Precarious Work

8 October, 2015On 7 October unions around the world joined IndustriALL’s global campaign to STOP Precarious Work.