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Global unions call for measures after Tazreen fire

18 December, 2012Three powerful global union organisations, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), UNI Global Union and IndustriALL Global Union are demanding that Walmart act to prevent deadly working conditions.

Organizing is the base of our power

18 December, 2012Only 7 per cent of the world’s workforce is organized in free and independent trade unions. IndustriALL will therefore launch a global organizing project to build our power throughout strategic supply chains.

IndustriALL focuses on organizing, rights and political influence

14 December, 2012The Executive Committee of IndustriALL adopted a program of activities for 2013 focused on organizing, trade union rights and political influence at its meeting in Geneva on 12 and 13 December 2012.

European Parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of Financial Transaction Tax

14 December, 2012Eleven EU countries have been given the green light by the European Parliament to introduce a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT).

Michigan’s new anti-worker legislation condemned

13 December, 2012IndustriALL’s affiliates in the US are condemning the Midwestern state of Michigan’s new “right-to-work” legislation, which despite its name serves to reduce workers’ rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions.

USO leader murdered in Colombia

13 December, 2012Hours after the EU-Colombia Trade Agreement was signed, another cold-blooded assassination of a Colombian trade unionist occurred 11 December, murdered for his trade union activities inside a multinational company.

Ukrainian steelworkers fight back against dismissals

13 December, 2012ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih steel plant in Ukraine announced a new wave of dismissals. 446 workers will be cut, which amounts to 1 per cent of the total workforce.

IndustriALL renews the agreement with Statoil

13 December, 2012Representatives of the oil multinational Statoil and IndustriALL Global Union signed an agreement on 11 December 2012 committing the company to promote human rights, health and safety and environment issues at their operations across the globe.

Blatant violation of labour rights at Benteler in Russia

13 December, 2012Dmitry Khokhlov, an assembly line operator at Benteler, a VW supplier in Kaluga, Russia, and a union activist, was rehired in accordance with a court decision — and then immediately fired again. Benteler HR director said the court’s order ‘goes against corporate ethics’.

IndustriALL extends full solidarity to NUM

13 December, 2012Following a report to its Executive Committee meeting on a high level mission of IndustriALL affiliates to South Africa, IndustriALL reiterated its unequivocal support for the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).