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USA: 18,000 steelworkers approve 3-year contract

3 February, 2016IndustriALL affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) union have ratified a new three-year contract with U.S. Steel covering 18,000 workers at more than a dozen facilities across the United States.

General Electric plans to cut 6,500 jobs in Europe

3 February, 2016American technology and financial services giant General Electric plans to cut 6,500 jobs in Europe over the next two years, following a restructuring of the group. Trade unions are opposing the job slaying and demanding that the workers’ rights are respected in the process.

Madagascar – Court decision shows Sherritt is not above the law

1 February, 2016A Supreme Court (Conseil d’Etat) in Madagascar has suspended a decision by the Ministry of Labour in favour of a union leader sacked by Canadian mining company Sherritt at its Ambatovy nickel mine. 

Improving safety for oil and gas workers in the Arctic

1 February, 2016A delegation of IndustriALL Global Union affiliates took part in a meeting at the International Labour Organization (ILO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, aimed at improving health and safety for oil and gas workers in the Arctic. 

Union struggles for decent work building at Rio Tinto

1 February, 2016Struggles are building in a number of countries against attempts by Rio Tinto to increase the use of precarious labour.

Foundation stone laid for shipbreaking workers’ training centre in India

29 January, 2016More than 18,000 union members in the shipbreaking industry will benefit from a new training centre in Alang, India, due to be completed by August 2016.

Reinstate Thai auto workers says IndustriALL

29 January, 2016More than 600 locked-out auto workers in Thailand must be reinstated, said IndustriALL in letters to the Thai government and Japanese company Sanko Gosei Ltd.

US Steelworkers rally against ArcelorMittal to demand fair contracts

28 January, 2016Around 100 United Steelworkers (USW) members, retirees and supporters rallied at rush hour outside ArcelorMittal’s corporate offices in downtown Chicago on the morning of 27 January 2016 and delivered a loud and clear message directly to group chairman and CEO, Lakshmi Mittal, “We deserve a fair contract now!”. 

South Korea trade unionists holed up in offices

28 January, 2016Lee Youngjoo has not left her Seoul trade union offices for several weeks. If she does, she is afraid she will be arrested and put in prison like her colleague, Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) president, Han Sang-gyun.

Philippines: union actions at Sanofi Aventis lead to collective bargaining agreement

28 January, 2016In January, union members at French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Aventis in the Philippines, took action in different regions of the country to end a collective bargaining deadlock. Negotiations between the local union and the company management had broken down in September 2015 over wage increases.