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Global overcapacity and plans by U.S. President Donald Trump to implement new tariffs dominated discussion at the biannual OECD Steel Committee meeting in Paris on 5 and 6 March 2018.
IndustriALL Global Union is calling for the immediate release of ten steel mill workers detained after protests against unpaid wages of 4,000 workers at the Iran National Steel Industrial Group in Ahvaz.
On 22 February, hundreds of members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), with support from the Casual Workers Advice Office, picketed outside the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg to defend the rights of temporary and contract workers against working under harsh precarious conditions of labour brokers. Singing and dancing outside the courts, the workers denounced the labour brokers.
Kemal Özkan of IndustriALL interviews Maziyar Gilaninejhad, president of the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran in Yerevan, October 2017
German affiliate to IndustriALL Global Union, IG Metall, has won a victory in the metal and automotive sectors that sets a precedent for workers’ right to determine their work-life balance.
Despite their strike being banned by the government, Turkish metalworkers have won a wage increase of almost 25 per cent as part of a new collective agreement.
Is the right to strike still in place in Turkey? The answer is clearly NO. A strike of 130,000 workers at 179 workplaces across the metal sector in Turkey, including all major multinational companies, scheduled to begin on 2 February 2018, has been banned by the Government on the grounds of being “prejudicial to national security”.
More than a thousand members of United Steelworkers Local 9700 have been locked out of Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc (ABI), in Bécancour, Quebec, Canada.
IndustriALL affiliates FIOM-CGIL, FIM-CISL and UILM-UIL organized a rally and one-hour strike across the Lombardy region to attract public attention to the problem of poor health and safety at work, following four recent tragic fatalities at Lamina spa in Rho, Milan and Elettronica LG in Rovato, Brescia.
After unions rejected the employers’ final offer, Turkish metalworkers are preparing to strike in around 180 workplaces, including major multinational companies such as Renault, Bosch, Fiat.
IG Metall commences mass strikes ahead of bargaining round with employers’ federation Gesamtmetall.
Workers at Posco Assan in Turkey, together with leaders of IndustriALL’s affiliate Birlesik Metal-Is, were detained on 26 December. They had started a march to demand that the Ministry of Labour issue a legal certificate that the union had already waited 42 days for, contrary to the usual practice of a couple of days.
Korean metalworkers send solidarity as Posco Assan fires 80 union members at its steel plant in Kocaeli, Turkey.
Forty members of Birleşik Metal-İş have been dismissed from the Posco Assan steel plant in Kocaeli, Turkey, for joining the union.
The ArcelorMittal Joint Global Health and Safety Council (JGHSC) met at the company’s Burns Harbor operation in the United States on 2 and 3 October 2017 to discuss how to improve safety performance at the world’s biggest steel company.
Another worker has died as a result of negligence at Gerdau's Ouro Branco plant in Brazil, bringing the total number of fatalities to ten in less than one year.
In the night of 22 September, Tata Steel subsidiary Tayo Rolls workers and their families, including children, were brutally beaten up by the police while peacefully protesting against the company’s closure, demanding alternative employment or appropriate compensation.
IndustriALL Global Union is questioning the nomination of the CEO of Ternium, one of Latin America’s largest steel producers, for a prestigious award by the World Steel Association (worldsteel).
Dozen union activists and leaders attended the OECD steel committee meeting on 28 and 29 September in Paris, France and made workers’ voice heard about the alarming consequences of overcapacity, restructuring and other worrisome steel market developments continously impacting workers and their families’ lives across the globe.
The Metallurgical Workers' Union Zhaktau and Mineworkers’ Union Korgau at ArcelorMittal Temirtau in Kazakhstan initiated a lawsuit against the company for failure to conclude a new collective agreement and for not respecting social benefits and guarantees of employees.
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