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Gildan Activewear continues to violate workers' rights in Haiti and Honduras

7 November, 2018One year ago, Gildan's supplier in Haiti unfairly dismissed union leaders and activists, including 13 members of IndustriALL affiliate GOSTTRA after a strike to demand an increased minimum wage. The fired workers have not been reinstated and have even been placed on a blacklist, meaning they are unable to feed their families and pay their rent.

Union condemns plans to retrench 2,000 workers at ArcelorMittal South Africa

18 July, 2019The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), has condemned a decision by ArcelorMittal to retrench 2,000 workers without consulting the union as required by law.

Unions worldwide express support for Goodyear workers in Mexico

30 November, 2018Representatives from Goodyear unions in Germany, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, South Africa and the United States have shown their support for workers fired from the Goodyear plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, and have agreed on joint actions to ensure they are reinstated.

Indian unions call for sustainable trade and industrial policy

1 October, 2019Manufacturing unions in India say the country’s trade and investment agreements have contributed to a crisis of precarious work, low wages and poor working conditions, as well as the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs.

BP pricing arrangement causes job losses in Trinidad & Tobago

17 March, 2020The Oilfields Workers of Trinidad and Tobago is calling on the multinational BP to renegotiate a new pricing formula agreed with state-owned energy company which is damaging the fragile island economy. Companies in the petrochemical and manufacturing sector are struggling to cope with the sharp increase in price, and this has led to plant closures and job losses.

Brazilian oil workers on strike against layoffs at Petrobas

11 February, 2020Brazilian oil workers' union FUP have called an indefinite national strike, protesting against Petrobas' plans to shut down a nitrogen fertilizer plant and lay off more than 1,000 workers.

VW workers declare indefinite strike against redundancies at Taubaté plant in Brazil

24 August, 2015On 17 August, Volkswagen announced that 100 workers are to lose their jobs at its plant in Taubaté, Brazil. Workers have responded by declaring an indefinite strike. IndustriALL Global Union offers its support and solidarity to the workers and calls on the company to negotiate in order to avoid an unwanted dispute.

Belarus: trade unionists among 50 arrested following protests

16 March, 2017Some 50 people in Belarus, including at least 12 trade unionists, have been brutally arrested in retaliation to a series of mass protests against a presidential decree imposing a tax on the unemployed. 

ILO reports global unemployment on the rise

24 January, 2013The number of unemployed worldwide rose by 4.2 million in 2012 to over 197 million, a 5.9 per cent unemployment rate, according to the International Labour Organization’s report, Global Employment Trends 2013.

Only one in ten in G20 countries believe austerity will work

16 June, 2012G20 leaders must urgently rethink policies and back job-centred growth, demands unions, after a new poll commissioned by the ITUC shows that only one in ten in G20 countries believe austerity will work.