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Workers invade streets in London

25 October, 2012150,000 people came to London on 20 October 2012 to participate in union-organized actions against austerity imposed by the government.

Indonesian union secures overtime pay

24 October, 2012The union Esa Kertas Nusantara (SPEKN) reached a collective agreement with a paper company on 19 October securing two years of backdated overtime wages worth approximately Rp. 11,000,000 (around USD 1,200) per worker, payable on 31 October 2012.

Oppose Mexican anti-worker legislation reform

23 October, 2012Write to Mexico’s Senators here and remind them of the international opposition to the regressive reforms proposed for the country’s labour legislation.

Hundreds of miners on strike in Georgia

22 October, 2012Workers of all mines and plants in Chiatura, Georgia, went on strike over better pay and safer working conditions on 15 October. According to our affiliate, on the whole more than 3,500 workers are on strike.

Thai workers dismissed with no severance pay

22 October, 2012In Thailand over 300 workers dismissed without full severance pay at Kabinburi Pan Asia Footwear, a producer for Nike shoes, staged a demonstration in front of Prachinburi City Hall on 11 October.

Dismissals continue at Honda Mexico as STUHM fights for workers’ rights

18 October, 2012The Sindicato de Trabajadores Unidos de Honda Mexico (STUHM) is claiming the right (known as titularidad) to negotiate a collective agreement with the company on the grounds that it represents a majority of Honda workers. It is also demanding an end to the persecution of its leaders and the reinstatement of dismissed workers.

Lively debate strengthens IndustriALL’s trade union networks and GFAs

18 October, 2012IndustriALL Global Union affiliates confirm their commitment on trade union networks and global framework agreements (GFAs), after lively and substantive debates at a thematic world conference in Frankfurt.

Colombian oil workers’ union under increasing pressure

18 October, 2012IndustriALL Global Union firmly condemns the death threats addressed to representatives of Unión Sindical Obrera (USO) and the acts of repression and intimidation recently perpetrated in Colombia by security and intelligence forces, despite a new government order for negotiations.

Sri Lankan trade unions act to protect social security fund

18 October, 2012Trade unions in Sri Lanka have taken legal action to question the government’s move to invest the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) in unstable companies.

Human Rights Watch exposes hazards tanneries in Bangladesh

18 October, 2012HRW releases an extremely alarming report on leather tanneries poisoning workers and damaging local communities in Hazaribagh, Bangladesh.