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ArcelorMittal has closed down its steel plant in Trinidad and Tobago after adopting a policy of temporary lay-offs during the last four months. More than 600 workers have lost their jobs and are working hard to find a solution.
As part of the Global Framework Agreement (GFA) signed with IndustriALL Global Union and IG Metall in March 2015, the German metal and engineering multinational, Thyssenkrupp, has launched a new system allowing labour-related violations and abuses to be reported online.
Around 2000 subcontract workers at ArcelorMittal Temirtau in Kazakhstan have not been getting their wages because of the company’s extensive debts to its contractors.
American multinational packaging company, Crown Holding Inc, has ordered the eviction of workers from its plant in Agadir, Morocco.
Maziyar Gilaninejhad of the Union of the Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) talks about the challenges and struggles of Iranian workers, and the likely effects of the nuclear deal on the economy.
IndustriALL Indian affiliates are comitted to continue organizing precarious workers in the textile, garment, leather, steel, mining and energy sectors.
Thousands of steel workers marched in Brussels on 15 February to call on the European Commission to act on the increasing threat to their jobs posed by imports of cheap steel from China.
Workers at Havells Sylvania in Colombia held a protest march to pressure the lighting company into accepting responsibility for exposing them to toxic levels of mercury.
IndustriALL affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) union have ratified a new three-year contract with U.S. Steel covering 18,000 workers at more than a dozen facilities across the United States.
Around 100 United Steelworkers (USW) members, retirees and supporters rallied at rush hour outside ArcelorMittal’s corporate offices in downtown Chicago on the morning of 27 January 2016 and delivered a loud and clear message directly to group chairman and CEO, Lakshmi Mittal, “We deserve a fair contract now!”.
IndustriALL Global Union Brazilian affiliate, CNM/CUT, is addressing the challenges facing industry with a workshop and book launch on 22 January in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
In its final statement, the U.S. National contact point (USNCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, recommends that Crown Holdings, Inc. should “explicitly commit itself to implementing the Guidelines” to ensure workers’ rights are respected.
In the middle of the night on 13 January, 30 security guards boarded the Alcoa motor vessel Portland to remove five union crewmembers and escort foreign seafarers on to the ship that immediately left for Singapore.
The OECD High Level Steel Committee held its latest meeting in Paris-France to discuss the current global steel crisis. Of the more than 140 participants from governments, industry and trade unions, there was one government missing at this critical time for the sector; China.
The offices of the National Confederation of Metalworkers (CNM-CUT) in Brazil, an IndustriALL affiliate, were attacked on 25 November. IndustriALL abhors the violence and expresses its solidarity with the workers.
The Brazilian company Gerdau’s anti-trade union practices are violating the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. IndustriALL calls on the company to respect workers’ rights in Brazil and expresses its total support and solidarity for the workers.
IndustriALL base metals steering committee met in Pittsburgh on 3 and 4 November, and adopted a declaration calling on governments to take action against industrial destruction of the base metal sector.
With banners, placards and T-shirts bearing the movement’s slogans, IndustriALL’s Uruguayan affiliates (UNTMRA, UOC and FOPCU) and other trade unions (SUNCA, SIMA, FOEMYA, SUA -AGUJA, SUTMA and SUTCRA) marched in defence of their labour rights, including decent pay, education and health and safety.
Forty young workers from the industrial sector met on 22-24 October to discuss racial equality. The movement needs to pursue this issue in order to promote equality and reduce discrimination.
On 14 October, thousands of Numsa members as well as workers from other sectors and community members marched together in Johannesburg against corruption and in support of jobs.
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