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After the 24-hour strike on 24 July, members of the main oil industry union in Brazil, FUP/CUT, are preparing another strike in September in defence of Petrobras.
American beer can giant Crown has damaged the lives of IndustriALL Global Union members in Canada, Turkey and Ghana over the last two years. USW members in Toronto voted on 19 July to accept a new collective agreement and end their determined 22-month strike.
Uruguayan trade union centre PIT-CNT has announced an action plan including a 24-hour general strike on 6 August, and also demanding changes to pay guidelines, respect for collective bargaining and a bigger education budget.
The strike at the Mercedes Benz plant in Brazil in protest at 500 dismissals continues and support is growing for the striking workers. Leaders of the chemicals and other sectors showed their solidarity by attending the workers’ camp on 25 June.
17,000 Tata Steel workers in the UK will halt the country’s steel industry on 22 June in a strike rejecting proposed pension cuts.
Criticizing Granite management for breaking their word and continuing to treat Hungarian workers worse than colleagues elsewhere in the world, the members of VDSZ are preparing strike action at this General Electric subsidiary.
600 workers at PT. Philips Industries Batam, members of IndustriALL Global Union through the Federation of Indonesian Metal Workers' Union (FSPMI), went on strike on 3 June in protest at the union busting and unfair dismissals by company management.
Workers at Volvo Brazil have ended the longest strike in the company’s history. An agreement on pay and on job security was finally reached on 1 June, ending a 24-day strike that was called in response to company threats to dismiss workers.
On 25 May, thousands of electricity workers from Fédération nationale des travailleurs de l'énergie (FNTE) in Morocco took action following the government’s decision to halt social dialogue on their unilateral privatization program in the Casablanca region. Around 9,000 workers went on strike at production, transmission and distribution sites across the country.
IndustriALL Global Union’s UK affiliate Unite the Union is urging management at Finnish-owned lift firm Kone to intervene in a dispute over a tracker device in employees’ vehicles, as a two-week strike is scheduled to start on 27 May.
IndustriALL Global Union has unanimously given its backing to British workers at Tata Steel who are fighting to keep their pensions. The endorsement came in a resolution at the Executive Committee meeting in Stockholm on Wednesday 20 May.
Striking garment workers in Myanmar have agreed to go back to work after IndustriALL affiliate IWFM helped mediate a solution which resulted in a nearly 30 per cent pay increase.
The IndustriALL Global Union national council of trade unions in Iraq is leading the campaign for unpaid Iraqi workers of state-owned companies.
As part of long-standing campaign tackling serious labour issues at Crown Packaging plants in various countries, Unite and the United Steelworkers (USW) unions organized protest actions against the Carnival cruise company in Southampton and London this week.
Brazilian 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.
Trade unions in Brazil and their social movement partners are calling for a general strike on 15 April, after the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to adopt a bill favouring the liberalization of outsourcing.
A weeklong strike at a Taiwanese owned factory in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam, producing for among others Nike and Adidas has come to an end after the government agreed to hold off suggested changes to the social insurance coverage.
Two days after a mass rally of unions, opposition parties and civic groups, Mauritania’s state-owned iron ore company has agreed to reopen talks with unions, bringing an end to a two-month-long strike late on 2 April.
As the 60-day postponement period following a Cabinet Decree to ban the metal industry strike ends, the fundamental right to strike is still far from reality in Turkey.
A two month-long miners’ strike in Mauritania’s iron ore industry is affecting the whole country say unions. Mauritania is Africa’s second largest exporter of iron ore and the mineral is vital to its struggling economy.
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