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Indian workers strike back against Modi government’s anti-worker policies

8 January, 2020The nation-wide strike on 8 January witnessed the massive participation of over 250 million working people across India. In many states protesting workers were detained, but the strike remained peaceful.

Thai workers dismissed over union activities

8 January, 2020A few days after workers at Mizuno Plastic in Thailand established a union, 33 of them were fired.

PROFILE: Bhutanese union established with Japanese support

7 January, 2020With the assistance and solidarity support of the Japanese Association of Metal, Machinery and Manufacturing Workers (JAM), affiliated to JCM, the International Labor Union of Bhutan (ILUB) was established in Matsuyama, Japan, on 1 September this year.

Draft labour law in Ukraine restricts union activities

7 January, 2020Ukraine has a new draft labour law, which is in contravention of national labour law and international core labour standards, and will seriously undermine fundamental workers’ rights.

Chemical unions in India working together

21 December, 2019Unions representing workers in the Indian chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry came together as part of an earlier  strategy to build a platform for all unions in the sector in India, both affiliates and non-affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union.

STATEMENT: Brazilian National Contact Point fails workers and justice after dam disaster

20 December, 2019IndustriALL Global Union and the Building and Wood Workers’ International are disappointed with the performance, including the final statement of the Brazilian National Contact Point in response to their joint complaint  under the OECD Guidelines against Vale S.A. and BHP Billiton.

Kazakh leader remains in custody on politically motivated charges

19 December, 2019On 3 December, the Shymkent court of Kazakhstan rejected the appeal of Erlan Baltabay, a former chairperson of Energy and Oil Workers Union "Decent Work" who was sentenced in June 2019 to seven years in jail on politically motivated charges never proven in court.

Unfair dismissal at Nokia in Finland

19 December, 2019Nokia in Finland has terminated the employment of a shop steward following a protected strike. Nokia claims that he damaged the company by disconnecting devices prior to the strike action.

Global network meeting resolves to pursue dialogue with Anglo American

18 December, 2019The IndustriALL Global Union Anglo American global network meeting in Johannesburg on 11-12 December agreed to pursue global dialogue with Anglo American at least twice a year, on issues the company faces with regards to mineworkers and communities.

Empowering young union leaders

18 December, 2019More than 25 young leaders from Middle East and North African (MENA) countries met in Casablanca, Morocco, on 4-6 November to discuss how to promote youth issues in their unions and increase participation at national and regional levels. The meeting is part of a project aimed at empowering young trade union leaders in the region.