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What are you doing on May Day?

30 April, 2015Every year on May Day, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates around the world celebrate the international workers' day. 

Refugees need our help

23 September, 2015As millions of people flee persecution and poverty, European governments are struggling to find solutions in the spirit of solidarity and compassion. We need to take care of refugees, in Europe and elsewhere in the world.

Climate change requires Just Transition

24 November, 2015IndustriALL Global Union supports a strong worldwide agreement in the COP21 talks in Paris in order to manage climate change. But we need to take care of our workers. That means industrial transformation and just transition into a low-carbon society.

It is time to do what the people want

22 July, 2013According to ITUC’s most recent Global Poll 2013, the people of the world want affordable health care, pensions, education, childcare and security against unemployment. It is the task of the unions to mobilize so that political decision-makers take this clear message seriously.

For human dignity against terror

21 December, 2015As 2015 is coming to an end, the IndustriALL Global Union family vows to continue building a world of human dignity, mutual respect and tolerance; a world in which terrorists can never be successful.

ILO is back to work

30 June, 2015After three years of employers blocking work on the application of ILO norms, this year’s International Labour Conference reaches a series of important conclusions on Mexico, Bangladesh, Swaziland and social protection.

Jyrki Raina's speech to the Foreign Press Association, London

26 June, 2012One week after the creation of IndustriALL Global Union, General Secretary Jyrki Raina announces to the Foreign Press Association his intention of shining a light on Rio Tinto’s unethical behavior around the world, starting with the release of a report on the company’s operations in Africa.

The true cost of cheap clothes

18 July, 2012Last week United States Senators expressed dismay and outrage to learn that the uniforms for American Olympians were produced in China. But this is not new. For years unrestrained globalization has seen textile and clothing multinationals race to the bottom in the search for cheaper and cheaper production.

Towards sustainable industrial policy

23 April, 2013IndustriALL’s Action Plan calls for strong industrial policies that recognize manufacturing as a key engine of growth for national economies. Unions have an important role to play to promote sustainability and the creation of good quality jobs.

2013 – A Year of Struggle and Victories

20 December, 2013For IndustriALL Global Union, 2013 was an eventful year of struggles and victories. In addition to the historic Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, we fought hard for a better life for workers and their families around the world.