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Farewell to Fred Higgs - a great union leader

17 March, 2015IndustriALL Global Union is in mourning at the death of former global trade union leader, Fred Higgs, who passed away on Sunday 15 March at the age of 68, following complications after stomach surgery.

President of the CUT in Caldas, Colombia, escapes attempt on his life

20 November, 2013IndustriALL Global Union condemns the attack on Óscar Arturo Orozco, president of the Caldas branch of the union central CUT and the electrical workers’ union SINTRAELECOL and calls on its affiliates to take solidarity action.

Down Rio Tinto, down!

6 February, 2014On Thursday, the Rio Tinto Global Union Network took to the streets of Cape Town, supported by hundreds of members from IndustriALL Global Union affiliated mining unions, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and South African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU). The demonstrators demanded an end to Rio Tinto’s bad corporate behaviour at its operations around the world.

IndustriALL calls on Egyptian government to respond to strikers’ demands

11 February, 2014Around 22,000 workers are currently striking at Egypt’s largest state-owned textile company in Mahalla.

Victory of trade unions in Kyrgyzstan

28 April, 2014In the middle of March IndustriALL Global Union organized the international campaign of solidarity in protection of the rights of workers in Kyrgyzstan. As the result of this campaign the antistrike draft of law was blocked.

IndustriALL joins calls for urgent support to flood-hit Balkans

29 May, 2014The water receded however resulting from floods danger of landslides is high. Upon discussion with the affiliates in the affected areas IndustriALL calls on for an urgent support. Below are the details for financial donations.

IndustriALL forms global communicators’ network

5 June, 2014Communicators from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in over 30 countries gathered in Italy this week to exchange ideas and determine how to better work and campaign together to improve workers' rights.

Union busting at DESA in Turkey soars

6 December, 2012TAKE ACTION in support of members of the Leather and Shoe Workers’ Union (Deri-Is) facing systematic pressure and discrimination at DESA’s leather factories in Turkey.

International Works Committee established at Indesit

29 November, 2012On 15 November unions and management of Italian-based producer of domestic appliances, Indesit, jointly established the Global Committee.

Global unions call for measures after Tazreen fire

18 December, 2012Three powerful global union organisations, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), UNI Global Union and IndustriALL Global Union are demanding that Walmart act to prevent deadly working conditions.