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Rising death toll turns mine accident in Turkey to carnage

14 May, 2014IndustriALL Global Union and its worldwide family mourn the deaths of hundreds of mineworkers in Soma, Manisa province in Western Turkey. As of the time of writing, 205 miners are dead and more than 80 are hospitalized. Rescue efforts continue to safeguard hundreds more miners trapped underground. Oxygen is still being pumped into the mine, however hopes are diminishing.

Campaign for mine safety in Turkey targets precarious work

29 May, 2014Turkish unions have been vociferous in their campaign against illegal and irresponsible outsourcing and subcontracting in the country on the occasion of the Soma industrial homicide.

Employers deny the international right to strike

19 June, 2014At the International Labour Conference (ILC) in June 2014, during the discussions in the Committee on Application of Standards, the Employers’ Group persisted to deny that the right to strike forms part of the ILO Convention 87, thus undermining the decades’ long practice of international law application.

Industrial Chile and the gender challenges of labour reform

8 March, 2017On the eve of the introduction of a labour reform aiming to increase the number of women in trade union leadership roles, 8 March has a special significance for IndustriALL’s affiliate, IndustriALL Chile-Constramet, in its fight for gender equity.

Uruguayan metalworkers reach agreement with CIMSA after strike and protest action

26 June, 2017Uruguayan metalworkers have reached agreement with CIMSA after going on strike in support of demands for the company to comply with collective agreements and payment of wages.

1,000 miners on strike in Mexico

22 February, 20171,000 workers at the Primero Mining Corporation in Durango, Mexico, are striking after negotiations with management on a new collective agreement failed.

The role of the ILO

19 May, 2017The mission of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is to promote social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, based on the founding principle that social justice is essential to universal and lasting peace.

Argentina textile unions unite to campaign against precarious work

24 August, 2015Five textile industry unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union have agreed to join forces to campaign against precarious work in the sector, following a meeting in Buenos Aires on 11 August. 

Mulberry: €1,000 handbags made with worker abuse

24 September, 2015IndustriALL Global Union condemns Mulberry inaction at supplier SF Leather in Turkey. A raft of intimidation methods continue to block workers from joining the Deriteks union, and 14 sacked union supporters have not been reinstated.

CUT and Força Sindical act together to defend workers’ rights in Brazil

17 August, 2016Brazil’s five trade union centres, including the CUT and Força Sindical, joined forces on 16 August in pursuit of a common goal: defend workers' rights.