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Violent eviction at La Platosa mine in Mexico

1 November, 2012Workers and community landowners supporting the Section 309 of the National Miners’ Union had set up a protest camp for the last three months outside the La Platosa mine entrance to demand freedom of association. The union is demanding an end to company violence and a solution to the dispute.

European unions protest against Ford plant closures

1 November, 2012Unions mobilize in response to Ford Motor Co.'s bitter news last week that almost 6,000 workers in Belgium and the UK are to lose their jobs in the coming years as part of its announced restructuring of European operations.

UK workers paid less than living wage

1 November, 20125 million workers in the UK are paid less than a living wage, according to research by KPMG, on 29 October 2012

Pay rise for Austrian metalworkers

1 November, 2012Under difficult circumstances Austrian metalworkers win a pay rise of up to 3.4 per cent for 180,000 workers in this year’s bargaining rounds.

World Bank: ‘Doing Business’ as usual

31 October, 2012In the 2013 edition of its ‘Doing Business’ report, released on 23 October, the World Bank once again peddles the myth that weakening labour laws will stimulate job creation. This claim is in contradiction to the World Bank’s own research.

Fighting for a living wage in Nicaragua

30 October, 2012Garment workers in Nicaragua producing high-quality apparel are earning barely 40 per cent of the government’s ‘basket of goods and services’. Let’s take the case of Veronica.

Another three die at Gadani shipyard

30 October, 2012On 20 October three workers died after a tank fell on them at the Gadani shipbreaking yard plot 91 in Pakistan.

IndustriALL affiliates launch Global Company Network of Owens Illinois

26 October, 2012A group of IndustriALL-affiliated trade unions initiated the formation of a global network at US-based glass packaging manufacturer Owens Illinois (O-I).

Lesotho workers march for a living wage

26 October, 2012Refusing delays in the gazetting of minimum wages in Lesotho, garment workers are planning to march on the Prime Minister’s office on Monday 29 October 2012 to demand a living wage.

“A great worker is behind every major brand”

25 October, 2012As part of its decent work campaign, the CNM/CUT (Brazil) and the UAW (United States, Canada and Puerto Rico) are conducting a survey into decent work from a stand at the International Automobile Trade Show in Brazil. This historic initiative aims to raise awareness among consumers attending this global auto industry event.