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Unions target Switzerland over Glencore

25 June, 2015A group of IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from fourteen countries is appealing to Swiss citizens to hold mining multinational Glencore accountable for violations against workers at its operations around the world.

FSPMI reaches agreement with Philips in Indonesia

25 June, 2015600 workers striking at Philips, Indonesia, will go back to work after an agreement was reached with local management on 19 June.

Sector-wide collective agreements to counter workers’ problems in the chemical industry

25 June, 2015Following industry level bargaining in Germany’s chemical industry earlier this year, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Belgium and Spain have concluded collective bargaining agreements for the chemical sector with important achievements.

Fighting outsourcing law in Brazil

25 June, 2015A delegation of Brazilian trade unions and labour representatives met at the International Labour Conference (ILC) to discuss a proposed law which will allow private employers to use outsourcing indiscriminately.

Georgia's growing union movement

25 June, 2015Georgia’s vibrant labour movement has grown in strength since 2012, and the country is a priority for IndustriALL Global Union when it comes trade union organizing. 

Gerdau Workers’ World Council undertakes to improve situation in each country

25 June, 2015From 19 to 22 May, the Gerdau Workers’ World Council held its eighth meeting in Peru. The delegates assessed the progress made since the last meeting and agreed on the need for experience sharing to carry out the negotiations required to improve workers’ situation in each country.

Moldova: training of trainers workshop

24 June, 2015On 16-18 June, the Labour Institute in Chisinau, Moldova, hosted the second workshop of the Training of Trainers project organized by IndustriALL Global Union and its French affiliate FO-Metaux.

Ukraine – international solidarity puts the break on interrogations

23 June, 2015Interrogations by Ukrainian security services of union leaders and activists have been stopped following international union pressure, said IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) today. 

Japan: expedited ratification of Hong Kong Convention

23 June, 2015After a meeting in June between unions and the responsible government ministry, Japan has committed to expediting the ratification of the Hong Kong Convention.

Workers raise their anger against complacency of LafargeHolcim

23 June, 2015Over 60 delegates representing workers of the two merging leading cement multinationals, Lafarge and Holcim from, all continents, gathered on 16 and 17 June in Egerkingen, Switzerland, discussed challenges and negative consequences faced by the workforce during and after the mega-merger process.