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Olympic hosts sign communiqué to promote respect for human rights

30 August, 2012A joint human rights communiqué was signed today by the governments of the four countries holding the current and next three summer and winter Olympics (the UK, Russia, Brazil and Korea).

Thai Auto Growth offers opportunity and challenges for unions.

22 August, 2012Over 60 union leaders from The Confederation of Thai Electrical Appliances, Electronic, Automobile and Metalworkers (TEAM) and the Automobile Labor Congress of Thailand (ALCT) co-organized a seminar on 10 August titled “Growing Auto Industry; what are the impacts on workers?” in greater Bangkok. The unions hope with closer cooperation they can have a greater influence on the future shape of the industry.

IndustriALL strategy takes off in the Aerospace sector

22 August, 2012The cyclical nature of the world’s aerospace industry demands that IndustriALL continually strengthens its strategies for representing aerospace and related industry workers in the global economy.

IndustriALL takes de facto suspension of bargaining rights in Turkey to ILO

15 August, 2012IndustriALL Global Union has presented a formal complaint against the government of Turkey for violation of the ILO Convention on the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining, 1949 (No. 98) over de facto suspension of the Right of Collective Bargaining in the country.

Sri Lanka should learn from J Crew’s exit

3 August, 2012The recent decision by US retailer J Crew to pull future orders from its Sri Lankan supplier Mirrai PVT Ltd. after the manufacturer refused to correct serious violations is sending a message to the industry that codes of conduct can be more than paper tigers.

IndustriALL signs GFA with Siemens

31 July, 2012Siemens, it’s General Works Council, IG Metall and IndustriALL Global Union signed a Global Framework Agreement on principles of social responsibility in Frankfurt on 25 July 2012.

IndustriALL questions Rio Tinto’s role in Paraguay

30 July, 2012Immediately resuming negotiations for a $4 billion aluminium plant in Paraguay following the coup d’état, IndustriALL Global Union calls upon Rio Tinto to publicly disclose its interest and involvement, if any, in the coup d’état in Paraguay and the ousting of a legitimately elected democratic government of Fernando Lugo.

Spanish miners’ “Marcha Negra” arrives in Madrid

12 July, 2012Spanish miners fighting against government subsidy cuts finalized their historic march, called “Marcha Negra”, with a demonstration in front of the building of Ministry of Industry in Madrid on 11 July with participation of hundreds of thousands of people.

ILO calls on Mexico for tripartite dialogue on Protection Contracts

9 July, 2012Recommendations put forward by the Committee on Freedom of Association and approved by the International Labour Organisations’ Governing Body in June call on the Mexican government to examine the issue of Protection Contracts.

IndustriALL and Rhodia-Solvay meet to improve safety

9 July, 2012IndustriALL and Rhodia, part of the Belgian-based Solvay chemicals group, held the third meeting of the Global Safety Panel at the company’s operation in Chalampé, France on 26 to 27 June 2012.