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Acquittal for the Iraqi oil workers’ leader Hassan Juma’a was finally achieved on 1 July. The sham judicial process persecuting Hassan for organizing workers was defeated after four months of trade union campaigning supported by international solidarity.
Bangladeshi union leaders have rejected new labour law proposals drawn up by the government, saying they failed to improve their right to organize workers and guarantee freedom of association.
Workers organized by the International Trade Union of Autoworkers (ITUA) won back weekend holidays in Summer.
IndustriALL Global Union General Secretary Jyrki Raina has visited Lima to lobby for the repeal of legislation which permits the unlimited use of short-term employment contracts in the textile and garment export sector.
On 24 April, the panel convened by WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy to consider the future of trade released its report 'The Future of Trade: The Challenge of Convergence'.
Nearly 5,000 workers protested in Dhaka on 26 April expressing outrage at the death to hundreds and injury to thousands of garment workers in the Rana Plaza building collapse. You can join the protest online here.
The government of Mauritius last week presented to parliament regressive amendments to the Employment Rights Act and Employment Relations Act. The Bills have been denounced by the CMCTEU as a bolstering of the balance of power in favour of employers.
In a clear reprisal attack for trade union activism at the state-owned South Oil Company (SOC), Hassan Juma’a Awad the head of IndustriALL’s affiliate, the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU), now faces criminal charges launched by the authorities.
The Industrial Court in Swaziland ruled against the legitimacy of the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (Tucoswa), giving advantage to the repressive Swazi regime to undermine calls from labour for democracy ahead of national elections.
Unions in Slovenia have been part of negotiations that have resulted in stronger limitations on temporary and agency work
The IndustriALL Global Union Executive Committee made the commitment to mobilize internationally for trade union rights in Mexico during the week 18-24 February 2013.
Tunisian workers mark the second anniversary of the revolution that put an end to the regime of President Ben Ali with a benchmark agreement on the creation of decent jobs.
IndustriALL is celebrating a significant victory of its Indonesian affiliates in the campaign against outsourcing and low wages.
IndustriALL’s affiliates in the US are condemning the Midwestern state of Michigan’s new “right-to-work” legislation, which despite its name serves to reduce workers’ rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions.
Egypt’s new draft Constitution will treat workers like criminals and bring unions under tight government control as they were under the Mubarak dictatorship.
IndustriALL demands compliance with court protection order granted to the Mexican Union of Electricity Workers.
The anti-worker labour legislation reform in Mexico was passed on 13 November under the neoliberal lie that greater flexibility for employers to sack workers will create jobs and improve the economy.
IndustriALL Global Union joins with the international labour movement in calling for a Presidential veto on anti-union legislation passed by the Turkish Parliament on 18 October.
Two workers climbed a pylon and remain there at the Hyundai Motor plant in Ulsan on 17 October protesting against the company’s failure to recognise the permanent status of employees even after a positive Supreme Court decision.
Write to Mexico’s Senators here and remind them of the international opposition to the regressive reforms proposed for the country’s labour legislation.
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