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Much of Greece ground to a halt on 14 December as workers took part in a 24-hour general strike demanding the government ends austerity measures.
14 December ***UPDATE*** the company ArcelorMittal Temirtau filed a law suit against the striking workers in the court Shakhtinsk, Qaraghandy region.
Since 16 October 2017 over 80 members of the IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) working at Henkel Aerospace Bay Point in Pittsburgh, CA have gone on strike due to their employer’s reluctance to address the issue of workers’ safety and other shop floor concerns.
Steadfast determination from IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate in Tunisia has secured a pay rise for workers in the metal sector, following industrial action in September and the threat of further strike action later this month.
The National Commission on Human Rights in Indonesia has found that the sacking of thousands of workers at Freeport’s Grasberg mine in Papua was a violation of human rights and is recommending the reinstatement of the workers.
Mine 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).
Ten years ago, three legal strikes broke out on health and safety issues in Grupo Mexico mines. The fight still continues against a company that is incapable of acknowledging its responsibility for tragedies caused by its negligence.
Miners at the Kapustin and Novodruzhska mines in the Lugansk region of Ukraine have come to the surface a week of protesting underground over unpaid salaries. It follows a meeting on 20 July where the Ministry of Energy and Coal approved the payment of outstanding wages, which in some cases stretch back to 2015.
Miners in Peru are taking indefinite national strike action against labour reforms attacking their rights and promoting precarious work.
Police in Peru arrested five workers from SiderPeru Gerdau for participating in a 24-hour strike and a protest against the company’s reluctance to engage in productive collective bargaining
Around half a million coal workers in India are set to hold a three-day nationwide strike from 19 to 21 June, 2017 over pensions and wages.
Miners 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.
IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate in Algeria has announced plans for a three-day national strike by workers at state-owned energy giant, Sonelgaz, on 11,12 and 13 April.
Union nº1 at the Escondida mine in Chile has ended a 42-day strike, using an article in the law allowing them to extend the current collective agreement for another 18 months.
IndustriALL Global Union is calling for the immediate release of at least nine trade unionists arrested on 21 March by security forces in Algeria.
1,000 workers at the Primero Mining Corporation in Durango, Mexico, are striking after negotiations with management on a new collective agreement failed.
Some 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.
2,500 miners at the Chilean company Minera Escondida, owned by the Australian multinational company BHP Billiton, began a legal strike on 9 February after negotiations with the company broke down.
Strike action by over 2,000 workers in Turkey has paid off as IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Birleşik Metal İş, wins a major victory in securing a better deal for metalworkers.
Some 5,000 oil workers in Trinidad and Tobago are poised for strike action over attempts by the state-owned oil company to impose a six-year wage freeze.
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