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Drummond acquitted despite accidents and threats

7 May, 2015A six-year legal battle came to an end when the United States Court of Appeal ruled in favour of US-based coal company Drummond, accused of conspiring with paramilitary groups, involvement in a workplace accident and threatening to dismiss workers in Colombia. 

Sri Lankan unions come together for major wage hike

7 May, 2015IndustriALL affiliates in Sri Lanka have through collective actions achieved a wage increase for private sector workers by 15 – 35 per cent, making the minimum national wage for the sector around US$74. 

Global union action against asbestos

13 May, 2015IndustriALL Global Union and its trade union affiliates from as far as Australia have been campaigning in Geneva, Switzerland this week in the fight to ban asbestos worldwide. 

Unions deliver strong message to Glencore shareholders

7 May, 2015A delegation from the United States, South Africa, Australia and Colombia attended Glencore’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Zug, Switzerland on 7 May. Together with IndustriALL they delivered a strong message in response to the company’s perpetual disrespect for workers rights globally.

Philippines: union actions at Sanofi Aventis lead to collective bargaining agreement

28 January, 2016In January, union members at French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Aventis in the Philippines, took action in different regions of the country to end a collective bargaining deadlock. Negotiations between the local union and the company management had broken down in September 2015 over wage increases.

European unions fight for strike rights

23 February, 2016Just after we managed to clear an attack by the employers on the right to strike at the ILO, unions in the UK and Spain have had to take up the fight. And it could spread to other countries too.

Great victory for Donglian Fashion workers in Bangladesh

24 February, 2016Unwavering mobilization by the Sommilito Garments Sramik Federation (SGSF) trade union and solidarity action by Japan's largest industrial union, UA Zensen, has seen 12 workers reinstated at Donglian Fashion Ltd in Bangladesh. 

Aerospace – a booming sector in the MENA region

25 February, 2016The aerospace sector is booming in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and especially in Tunisia and Morocco. Although a relatively new sector, it already employs thousands of workers in both countries. Forecasts predict that the aerospace industry will continue to expand, given the geographical locations of the two countries, labour supply and government policies in attracting more investment to the sector.

IndustriALL’s Global Worker is out now

26 May, 2016IndustriALL Global Union’s seventh edition of Global Worker is out and includes a new set of profiles, reports and interviews from a workers’ perspective.

Settlement reached for state oil workers in Ivory Coast

17 May, 2016IndustriALL Global Union affiliate SYNTEPCI has negotiated a strong settlement for 50 workers laid off by state-owned oil company Petroci in January.