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Oil and gas giant ExxonMobil/Esso is allowing a contractor, UGL to cut wages and conditions by up to 30 per cent and introduce harsh anti-family rosters for workers in Victoria, Australia. In response, the workers are protesting outside the Longford gas plant in south-eastern Victoria 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
“We want genuine change” was a sentence that was heard many times during the meeting of the working group on gender, in Bogota, Colombia, on 16-17 October.
IndustriALL Global Union’s Moroccan affiliate, the Syndicat National des Industries du Pétrole & Gaz Naturel (SNIPGN-CDT), will hold a march on 28 October to demand the government takes immediate action to restart operations at the country’s only oil refinery.
Some 40 trade unionists from Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Nepal and Vietnam met in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei from 2-3 October 2017 for IndustriALL Global Union’s Asia-Pacific Electric Power Trade Union Network meeting.
Algerian trade union leader, Raouf Mellal, is facing six months in prison for whistleblowing at one the country’s biggest enterprises Sonelgaz, while his union is courageously fighting a sustained attack on its members at the state-owned energy company.
Thirty-five trade unionists from Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam gathered in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta for IndustriALL Global Union’s Asia-Pacific Oil and Gas Union Network meeting on 28-29 September 2017.
Oil and gas unions representing workers at Shell operations in five continents took a stand against precarious work on 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work.
An IndustriALL initiative is bringing together 25 women from its affiliate in Mozambique, SINTIME, who are participating in a leadership training programme supported by Canadian affiliate Unifor.
The High Court of Justice in Israel has issued a preliminary ruling that workers at state-owned enterprises can no longer strike against market reforms being undertaken by the government.
Over the past 18 months, two IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Nigeria have succeeded in organizing around 7,500 contract and casual workers in the country’s oil and gas supply chain with substantial support from a union project against precarious work.
On 29 June 2017, EDF Luminus management in Belgium abruptly sacked 14 workers. IndustriALL spoke to one of the affected workers.
Some 5,000 police officers in Algeria were deployed to stop a rally in the city of Bejaia on 20 July, arresting more than 600 union members and citizens in the process.
Union representatives from Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala and El Salvador shared two days of intensive discussions on the situation in the electrical sector in the region, and agreed to work to achieve unity and strength.
The oil industry in the Ivory Coast is rife with examples of union bashing. Workers at Libya Oil, Petroci and Klenzi face retrenchments, reduced benefits, job insecurity, harassment and threats of dismissal if staying in the union.
Members of FAIR Committee (Facilitate the Application, Involvement of all and regular measurement of the Results of the agreement) of TOTAL global framework agreement (GFA) met in Casablanca, Morocco, on 11 July to follow up the GFA signed between IndustriALL and TOTAL in January 2016.
Uruguayan metalworkers have reached agreement with CIMSA after going on strike in support of demands for the company to comply with collective agreements and payment of wages.
Trade unionists from Algeria have been in Geneva, Switzerland, for the International Labour Conference (ILC) to appeal to the ILO to help stop the growing repression against independent unions in the country.
IndustriALL calls on state oil company PETROBANGLA to intervene and ensure decent working conditions at Chevron Bangladesh.
Representatives of governments, workers and employers gathered in Maputo, Mozambique on 17 and 18 May to look at ways of improving occupational safety and health (OSH) in the oil and gas industry in Sub-Saharan Africa.
IndustriALL Global Union has written to the Minister of Labour in Algeria to condemn the de-registration of its energy union affiliate, SNATEGS, and the dismissal of its president, Raouf Mellal.
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