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Spanish miners’ march against government cuts

5 July, 2012After 23 days of strike, members of the IndustriALL affiliated unions Federación de Industria CCOO and FITAG-UGT started the miners’ march, leaving the mining region of northern Spain on 22 June and due to arrive in Madrid on 11 July.

Glencore and Xstrata epitomize the resource curse: Unions oppose their merger

4 July, 2012Trade unions representing Xstrata’s and Glencore’s unionized workforces across the world have voiced their opposition to the proposed merger of the two companies and especially the extreme retention bonuses being paid to Xstrata management.

ITUA signs CBA at Benteler in Kaluga, Russia

5 July, 2012The Interregional Trade Union of Autoworkers (ITUA), an IndustriALL affiliate, signed a collective bargaining agreement at Benteler in Kaluga, Russia, thus securing the success of the March strike at the plant.

Mexico: independent union formed at Flex-N-Gate in Puebla

27 June, 2012The democratic trade union SITIAFNG was formed Sunday 24 June 2012, in a context of low wages, repression, harassment and the existence of a protection union. This is an historic moment for the workers and they hope that the labour authorities will recognize the union.

UNIA fights to save jobs at Merck Serono

28 June, 2012An angry strike in Geneva, Switzerland has today been suspended by members of the Swiss trade union UNIA, fighting against Merck Serono’s plans to close the Geneva and Coisins sites, which threatens 1,500 jobs. Strike action has been put on hold, as regional authorities demanded that pharmaceuticals giant’s management participate in mediation on the social plan. Conciliation will begin on 3 July.

Iraqi workers protest against the latest government interference

29 June, 2012IndustriALL affiliates in Iraq were at the forefront of a major demonstration and picket on the morning of 25 June 2012 in Basra. Fresh from her election as an Executive Committee member of the new IndustriALL Global Union, Hashmeya Muhsin al-Saadawi, leader of the Electricity Utility Workers’ Union, was one of the leaders of the protest which also included the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU), Federation of Workers Councils Unions of Iraq and other Basra based organizations. Protesters marched and chanted slogans denouncing the continued blatant government intervention into internal trade union affairs and the ban on trade union organization in the public sector.

Congress adopts resolution to STOP Precarious Work

20 June, 2012Affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union today resolved to work together to stop precarious work.

Defend the Pacific's voice for workers and democracy

20 June, 2012The affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union salute the Fijian union movement for their continuing role in the struggle for the re-establishment of democracy and the protection of the rights of Fijian workers and their families.

Textile unions unanimously approve foundation of IndustriALL

19 June, 2012The 11th World Congress of the ITGLWF voted in favour of the establishment of IndustriALL Global Union.

United congress elects leaders and looks for consensus on regional representation

19 June, 2012The newly born IndustriALL Global Union elects its leadership and tries to reach consensus on regional representation on its executive body.