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Creation of a single industrial union in Chile - a "dream come true”

4 December, 2014“Four years ago, we began to build our union with a lot of hope in our hearts. We took an important step to strengthen and end the fragmentation of the trade union movement. After much effort and a lot of support from IndustriALL Global Union, we can say we are on the right path”, said Horacio Fuentes, in his opening speech at the founding congress of Industrial Chile.

Brazil unions show solidarity with Mercedes Benz workers

30 June, 2015The strike at the Mercedes Benz plant in Brazil in protest at 500 dismissals continues and support is growing for the striking workers. Leaders of the chemicals and other sectors showed their solidarity by attending the workers’ camp on 25 June.

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.

Congress ends, history of IndustriALL begins

20 June, 2012Founding Congress of IndustriALL Global Union concluded on 20 June 2012. A new 50-million strong global federation was created; ‘a global union superpower’, as one Tweet put it.

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.

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.

Unions fight back against the explosion of agency labour

2 October, 2012IndustriALL Global Union released ‘The Triangular Trap’ today, 2 October, a new report attacking the massive expansion of the use of agency work and demanding direct, secure and decent employment.

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.

Trade unions examine global energy issues

18 October, 2012The Cornell Global Labor Institute and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation hosted a conference entitled "Energy Emergency - Energy Transition: Developing Trade Union Strategies for a Global Transition" from 10 to 12 October, 2012.