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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.

Colombian union USO reaches agreement

10 January, 2013The violent 4-month labour conflict between Unión Sindical Obrera de la Industria Petróleo (USO) and oil field services contractor Termotécnica ended in agreement on 22 December 2012.

Global supply chain alliance set to build union power

13 December, 2012A new global alliance, covering workers across the aeronautical supply chain, has been launched in a bid to bolster union strength.

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.

Electrolux imprisons then sacks workers in Thailand

17 January, 2013Refusing to negotiate with workers’ representatives, Electrolux management in Thailand locked up over 100 workers for 8 hours, including a pregnant woman, then sacked 127 workers including the local union president of the Rayong plant.

Singapore affiliates welcome new IndustriALL Regional Office

13 February, 2013IndustriALL’s Singapore affiliates wasted no time in welcoming the opening of IndustriALL’s new South East Asia office on 4 February 2013.

US union looking for buyer of a refinery

14 February, 2013The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (UE) union in the US is seeking a buyer for the Hess Oil Refinery in Port Reading, New Jersey, after the owner announced its closure.

Eight coal miners killed in Pakistan

18 February, 2013Eight coal miners were killed on 28 January in a methane gas explosion at mine No. 23 owned by the Akbar Nasir Coal Company and located in tehsil Duki area of Balochistan’s Loralai district in Pakistan.

Union campaign at Bashneft a success

28 February, 2013Russian Chemical Workers’ Union (RCWU), an IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, reports that the international solidarity campaign brought concrete results—pressure on union locals in Orenburg and Ufa, Russia, stopped, and a union representative was included in collective bargaining negotiations.

Global health and safety initiative delivering results

11 March, 2013IndustriALL Global Union witnesses a huge transformation after returning to the ArcelorMittal Lázaro Cárdenas steel plant on 4 to 7 March, previously visited by the ArcelorMittal Joint Global Health and Safety Committee (JGHSC) in 2009.