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First-ever collective agreement reached in Turkish gold mining

4 January, 2019IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish mining affiliate Maden-Is has reached a collective bargaining agreement with mining company, Tümad Madencilik, which is the first in the country’s growing gold mining industry.

Many dead in Afghanistan mine collapse

8 January, 2019At least thirty people were killed, and several injured, when a mine collapsed in the northern parts of Afghanistan on 6 January.

Over 11,600 Bangladesh garment workers lose jobs and face repression

11 February, 2019A massive wave of protesting garment workers demanding an increase of minimum wages swept across Bangladesh’s garment industry in December 2018 and January 2019. State repression following the protest has resulted in arrests and mass terminations of workers in more than a hundred garment manufacturing units.

What are tailings dams?

13 February, 2019No one ever hears about tailings dams until they go wrong. But when they fail, the results can be catastrophic. So, as their numbers increase, what exactly are tailings dams and why should we be worried?

Timberland workers in the Philippines strike over union busting

6 February, 2019Workers at Pulido Apparel Company Inc in the Philippines, which supplies global brands including Timberland, UGG, The North Face and J-Crew, have been on strike since 21 January after the company temporarily shut down its main factory to break the workers’ union. 

Bangladesh Government set to throw away Accord achievements

13 February, 2019The Bangladesh Government is set to throw away the achievements of the Bangladesh Accord, which was a response to the Rana Plaza building collapse in 2013 that claimed more than 1000 lives.Rather than negotiate a responsible handover of Accord functions, the Government of Bangladesh is intransigent in insisting that the Accord leaves Bangladesh by a fixed date, regardless of whether there is a competent safety authority to replace it.

IndustriALL urges respect for the self-determination and sovereignty of the Venezuelan people

1 February, 2019IndustriALL strongly condemns the threats, political militancy and economic intervention taking place in Venezuela and calls for stability and respect for the self-determination of the Venezuelan people.

Time for real democracy in Algeria

12 March, 2019Algeria must implement real democracy and stop repression of independent trade unions and civil society, says IndustriALL Global Union, as President Abdelaziz Bouteflika dropped his bid for a fifth term after weeks of demonstrations across the country.

Deal reached with Yves Rocher after 297 days of heroic resistance

12 March, 2019Following almost 300 days of courageous struggle in defence of their rights and dignity, workers at Yves Rocher’s Turkish subsidiary Flormar have reached a deal with the company.

Belarus: Two independent union leaders convicted despite absence of proof

24 August, 2018Today, on 24 August, after a two-week trial, the Sovetsky district court of the city of Minsk unjustly punished Gennady Fedynich and Ihar Komlik, leaders of the IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate Belarusian radio and electronics industry workers’ union (REP), by undermining fundamentals of rule of law and fair trial. Increasing anger and outrage emerge among IndustriALL affiliates worldwide as Fedynich is a substitute member of the executive committee.