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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.

Volkswagen limits precarious work globally!

6 December, 2012The Volkswagen Group Board of Management, the European Group Works Council and the Volkswagen World Works Council and IndustriALL signed an agreement on 30 November 2012 limiting temporary work at the plants of the Group.

IndustriALL affiliates in Sub-Saharan Africa acting against precarious work

6 December, 2012The Sub-Saharan Africa arm of IndustriALL’s Precarious Work Project held its regional seminar in Accra, Ghana on 22 and 23 November 2012, affiliates participating shared experiences and successful strategies against precarious work.

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.

US Nissan workers seek fair union election

26 November, 2012Launched at the LabourStart conference in Sydney on 26 November, 3,000 workers at Nissan’s assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi, USA are campaigning for a fair union election and an end to Nissan’s fear and intimidation tactics.

Bangladesh: agreement on fire safety in textiles required

26 November, 2012More than 100 workers died and as many were injured in a horrific fire at the Tazreen Fashion garment factory near Dhaka on 24 November. IndustriALL Global Union calls for a government and union agreement on fire and building safety in Bangladesh.

World Bank: ‘Doing Business’ as usual

31 October, 2012In the 2013 edition of its ‘Doing Business’ report, released on 23 October, the World Bank once again peddles the myth that weakening labour laws will stimulate job creation. This claim is in contradiction to the World Bank’s own research.

Turkish Parliament adopts new anti-union legislation

25 October, 2012IndustriALL Global Union joins with the international labour movement in calling for a Presidential veto on anti-union legislation passed by the Turkish Parliament on 18 October.

Membership audit at AngloGold vindicates Tanzanian union

25 October, 2012A membership audit by Ernst & Young proves that Tanzania Mines, Energy, Construction and Allied Workers Union (Tamico) has majority for recognition at Geita Gold Mine ending a 7 year battle with AngloGold Ashanti.

Implats target of Num march

18 October, 2012Over 2,000 members and supporters of the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) marched to Impala Platinum’s Johannesburg headquaters on Saturday 13 October 2012 to protest union bashing and undermining of the collective bargaining system, which has been the trigger to the current labour issues being experienced in the mining sector.