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Namibian strike ends in settlement at Nampower

22 November, 2012500 workers downed tools on 15 November when negotiations between the Mineworkers Union of Namibia and state utility Nampower stalled due to a dispute on discriminatory practice regarding medical aid benefits.

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.

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.

Agreement at Cerrejón Colombia

11 March, 2013Workers at Carbones del Cerrejón Limited in La Guajira have ended the strike that began on 9 February after their union signed a new collective agreement that provides improved working conditions.

National industry agreements reached in Sweden

12 April, 2013After a long set of negotiations, Swedish industrial workers and employers reached an agreement for wages to rise 6.8 per cent over the next three years.

Partial success for mineworkers in Pakistan

22 April, 2013Mine workers at MMC Duddar Mine in Pakistan achieve improved safety and wages after a 9-day strike, but the company still refuses to recognize the union or reinstate 200 dismissed workers.

International premiere of “Working Class Heroes”

11 June, 2013FNV Mondiaal will screen the international premiere of “Working Class Heroes”, at the ILO on 13 June, a documentary uncovering the struggles of trade unionists in Indonesia and Colombia.

Tenaris Brazil reverses dismissals after strike

5 June, 2019Workers at Tenaris Confab in Brazil began strike action on 20 May after the steel-pipe producer fired 25 workers. As a result, the company reversed the dismissals a day later and agreed to negotiate with the union on the workers’ future.

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.

UK glass workers’ strike wins pay deal

16 July, 2014Unite the Union members at Tyneside Safety Glass in Gateshead, England, went on strike for three weeks in response to management’s miserly wage offer in June and July. The workers’ action won a good new contract and members returned to work on 14 July.