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Chernobyl workers also needed Just Transition

25 April, 2016As we commemorate the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 30 years ago, we remember all the deaths and illnesses caused by radiation, but also those thousands of workers who needed Just Transition as the power plant closed down.

Experts to boost trade union rights in Inditex supply chain

25 April, 2016Brussels, Trade union experts are being designated to reinforce workers’ rights in the supply chain of the world’s largest fashion retailer, Inditex, in an agreement signed with IndustriALL Global Union today. 

Los Mineros commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Lázaro Cárdenas tragedy

25 April, 201620 April will be the tenth anniversary of the tragedy at the Lázaro Cárdenas steel plant, Mexico. Two workers were killed in a federal and state security forces operation to evict them from the plant.

Ensuring that the Global Framework Agreement with H&M is effective

22 April, 2016The first meeting of the Bangladesh national monitoring committee was held in Dhaka on 21–22 April 2016 to discuss the implementation of the global framework agreement (GFA).

UK government agrees to part-nationalize steel plant after union campaign

22 April, 2016The UK government has confirmed that it is willing to take a 25 per cent stake in the troubled Tata Steel plant in Port Talbot, Wales, as part of a rescue package.

Italian metalworkers hold a successful national strike

21 April, 2016On 20 April, Italian metalworkers held a massive successful mobilization during a four-hour national strike across the country.

IndustriALL intervenes in steel industry crisis

21 April, 2016IndustriALL participated in a high level OECD meeting held in Brussels to address the crisis in the steel industry.

Why boycotting brands won’t help garment workers

21 April, 2016By Jenny Holdcroft, policy director at IndustriALL Global Union.

3 years on from Rana Plaza, the Bangladesh Accord is saving lives

21 April, 2016As one of the worst industrial disasters in recent history, the Rana Plaza factory collapse is a reminder that disregarding human and labour rights can cost lives. Three years on, Bangladesh’s garment industry is starting to feel the benefits of the Accord on Fire and Safety in Bangladesh.

Workers at Italcementi prepare for a national strike

20 April, 2016The Italian unions Feneal Uil, Filca Cisl and Cgil Fillea representing Italcementi cement workers, have announced a strike in response to the industrial plan proposed by the government, which may result in 415 dismissals this year and further 250 redundancies in 2017.