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Mines in Colombia still unsafe

19 May, 2015On 13 May, 15 miners died after being trapped in a flooded gold mine in Riosucio, Colombia. After either an explosion inside the mine or cut-off the electricity supply, the pumps stopped working and the mine was flooded. Mine owner, Leonardo Mejía, said that 15 of the 80 miners working in the mine were killed.

The fight against outsourcing in Brazil intensifies

16 April, 2015Brazilian workers held a one-day national strike on 15 April in many places across the country to protest at Bill 4330 on outsourcing, which they say threatens workers’ rights and freedom of association.

IndustriALL delegates agree actions and strategies for Latin America and the Caribbean

14 April, 2015More than 80 delegates from 14 countries attended the second IndustriALL Global Union Latin America and Caribbean regional meeting on 9 April in Mexico. Participants agreed on a series of actions and strategies over the coming months to achieve their objectives.

IndustriALL calls on Ecopetrol to reinstate dismissed USO leader

7 April, 2015Edwin Palma, USO vice president, was dismissed by the Colombian oil company Ecopetrol on 27 March after he used social networks to publicise the salaries of company managers. IndustriALL Global Union considers the dismissal to have been unfair and illegal and is calling for Palma’s immediate reinstatement.

Jóvenes y gremios se manifiestan contra ley que reduce salarios

25 February, 2015El miércoles 18 de febrero miles de trabajadores, estudiantes y miembros de distintos gremios sindicales de Perú se reunieron en la Confiep para expresar su rechazo al proyecto de ley Nº 4008, que reduce los salarios de los trabajadores. 

“Put Industry Back to Work”, demand European Trade Unions

3 April, 2014Just ahead of the upcoming European Parliament elections, European trade unions accepted a manifesto demanding to “Put Industry Back to Work” at an Extraordinary Executive Committee meeting of IndustriAll European Trade Union on April 2 in Madrid.

41 years of Indian street vendors’ struggle wins legislative victory

27 February, 2014A bill to protect the rights of urban street vendors, including against police harassment, adopted by the Upper House (Rajya Sabha) of Parliament in India.

IndustriALL stands with unions in Bosnia-Herzegovina fighting for industrial fairness

17 February, 2014IndustriALL Global Union applauds workers and others who have risen up in anger in Bosnia & Herzegovina over economic frustration and exclusion from a failing system run by the political and business elite.

Moroccan Union Movement Initiate Historic Unity

6 February, 2014The three Moroccan national trade union centers, UMT, CDT and FDT, took an historic initiative towards unity through a meeting at the end of January over discussions for economic, social and political situation in the country.

African Development Bank adopts labour safeguards

13 December, 2013The African Development Bank (AfDB) has determined that all its borrowers must comply with ILO core labour standards and other requirements protecting workers.