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Ukrainian coal miners protest against destruction of their industry

24 April, 2015Thousands of coal miners from all over Ukraine came to Kiev on 22 April to rally near the Cabinet of Ministers. Workers promise to keep protesting until the country’s leaders finally listen to their demands.

Rio Tinto Pre-AGM: “The way it really works”

15 April, 2015On 15 April, the day before Rio Tinto’s AGM, IndustriALL Global Union organized a pre-AGM calling on investors to question the mining giant’s practices that expose the company and its stakeholders to financial, reputational, legal, human rights and operational risks.

The fight against outsourcing in Brazil intensifies

16 April, 2015Brazilian workers held a one-day national strike on 15 April in many places across the country to protest at Bill 4330 on outsourcing, which they say threatens workers’ rights and freedom of association.

Nepalese unions launch relief fund

30 April, 2015Unions in Nepal are appealing for solidarity support following Saturday’s devastating earthquake in the country, which has claimed the lives of nearly 5,500 people and injured thousands more. 

IG Metall has 365 Women's Days a year

28 April, 2015This, together with "If you want the best, you can't do without women" was the slogan for IG Metall's 20th women's conference that ended on 21 April in Willingen, Germany. About 200 women met to discuss among other things their motions for the IG Metall Congress later in the year.

Miners deserve better!

28 April, 2015To mark International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April, mining unions in seven countries in Latin America, representing over 130,000 mineworkers, are taking coordinated action to demand the ratification and full application of ILO Convention 176.

Lafarge and Holcim workers mobilize for health and safety

30 April, 2015Lafarge and Holcim, the world’s biggest players in the cement industry preparing to merge, have been struck by mobilizations and actions of workers and their unions across the globe.

Kyrgyzstan: Chinese oil company recognizes union

27 April, 2015A Chinese-owned oil company operating in Kyrgyzstan has finally recognized a local branch of the Mining and Metallurgy Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK) after bowing down to pressure from IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates.

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. 

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.