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Court ruling criminalizes right to strike in Belgium

6 July, 2018A criminal court in Belgium has effectively criminalized the right to strike in the country after it found a local union leader guilty of the “malicious obstruction of traffic" following a national trade union picket close to the port of Antwerp two years ago.

GEA management concedes to talks after strike at Italian plant

12 July, 2018GEA management from Germany has agreed to attend talks with trade unions and local government officials in Italy over plans by the company to sell its oil and gas refrigeration division in Castel Maggiore. 

4,000 Korean metalworkers protest against restructuring of world’s biggest shipbuilder

17 February, 2017Some 4,000 metalworkers rallied in front of the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea on the 15 February vowing to smash plans to restructure the world’s largest shipbuilding company. 

Two thousand miners at Southern Peru Copper on indefinite strike

13 April, 2017Miners at Southern Copper Corporation in Peru are on indefinite strike in support of demands for a bigger share of profits, improvements in medical services, an end to company spying on workers and the reinstatement of dismissed workers.

Miners in Peru call national strike against labour reform

24 July, 2017Miners in Peru are taking indefinite national strike action against labour reforms attacking their rights and promoting precarious work.

Ukraine: new wave of protests against unpaid wages

10 October, 2017Mine workers at two state enterprises in the Ukraine, Volynvuhillia in the Volyn region and Myrnohradvuhillya in the Donetsk region, have started protests, demanding the payment of salaries overdue for several months. The miners are supported by IndustriALL affiliates the Coal Mining Workers’ Union of Ukraine and the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU).

Victory for Boilermakers at Imerys Talc

6 November, 2018Local D239 Boilermakers went back to work on 5 November in Three Forks, Montana, USA, with a new contract after more than a 90-day lockout by multinational Imerys Talc. 

South African plastics strike enters sixth week

30 November, 2018Over 10,000 workers in the plastics sector are on strike for the sixth week to demand better wages and working conditions, and to stop the erosion of wages and benefits.

Desperate mine workers resort to hunger strike in Ukraine

10 January, 2019In the Donetsk region of Ukraine, three female employees of the Kurakhivska coal mine of the state-owned coal-mining enterprise Selydivvugillya, went on hunger strike against wage arrears on 2 January 2019.

Timberland workers in the Philippines strike over union busting

6 February, 2019Workers at Pulido Apparel Company Inc in the Philippines, which supplies global brands including Timberland, UGG, The North Face and J-Crew, have been on strike since 21 January after the company temporarily shut down its main factory to break the workers’ union.