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Representatives of the Uruguayan union central, PIT-CNT, IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Americas delivered a letter addressed to the Mexican president at the Mexican Embassy in Uruguay, anticipating the president’s official visit to Uruguay, and calling on him to intervene to settle labour disputes in Mexico.
IndustriALL launches an international solidarity campaign in support of Russian Chemical Workers Union (RCWU) under attack at Bashneft in Russia.
Numsa has rejected Eskoms’ proposal to the South African energy regulator for a 16 per cent increase each year for the next five years, raising concerns that workers and the poor will ultimately pay the price.
The violent 4-month labour conflict between Unión Sindical Obrera de la Industria Petróleo (USO) and oil field services contractor Termotécnica ended in agreement on 22 December 2012.
Bashneft management is striving to wipe out locals of the Russian Chemical and Allied Workers Union (RCWU) at its plants and replace them with so-called Labour Councils, company-controlled bodies. IndustriALL-affiliated RCWU is fighting back with a national campaign of protest.
Fellesforbundet, Tekna, NITO, IndustriALL Global Union and Aker ASA will work together to secure implementation of GFA.
Hours after the EU-Colombia Trade Agreement was signed, another cold-blooded assassination of a Colombian trade unionist occurred 11 December, murdered for his trade union activities inside a multinational company.
Representatives of the oil multinational Statoil and IndustriALL Global Union signed an agreement on 11 December 2012 committing the company to promote human rights, health and safety and environment issues at their operations across the globe.
On 24 November talks between Termotecnica Coindustrial and the Union Sindical Obrera de la Industria del Petróleo (USO) broke down in Colombia, giving way to further tensions on the ground.
With the support of IndustriALL, TUMEC held its first conference in November 2012 in the mining capital town of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
On 15 November 180 members of the All-Russian Electric Trade Union (ARETU), an IndustriALL affiliate, held a rally in central Moscow, demanding higher wages for electricity workers. The action was supported by two pickets and a press conference.
500 workers downed tools on 15 November when negotiations between the Mineworkers Union of Namibia and state utility Nampower stalled due to a dispute on discriminatory practice regarding medical aid benefits.
IndustriALL demands compliance with court protection order granted to the Mexican Union of Electricity Workers.
25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. 2012 marks the 13th year that world civil society has commemorated this day, with the UN General Assembly designating the day at its 54th session.
At the IndustriALL founding Congress in Copenhagen in June 2012, affiliates resolved to support a global campaign to STOP Precarious Work, including mobilizing their members around October 7, the World Day for Decent Work.
London underground rail workers joined the international campaign in support of oil workers under state repression in Kazakhstan.
IndustriALL Assistant General Secretary Fernando Lopes visited Zimbabwe to give support to the Zimbabwean Energy Workers Union (Zewu) battling violations of worker and trade union rights at the state owned utility Zesa.
IndustriALL Global Union sent a letter to the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev, voicing concerns over the trial of 37 people in connection with 16 December 2011 events in Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan.
150,000 people came to London on 20 October 2012 to participate in union-organized actions against austerity imposed by the government.
IndustriALL Global Union firmly condemns the death threats addressed to representatives of Unión Sindical Obrera (USO) and the acts of repression and intimidation recently perpetrated in Colombia by security and intelligence forces, despite a new government order for negotiations.
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