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IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in the Ivory Coast, SYNTEPCI, is continuing to fight violations against workers’ rights at Klenzi Distribution SA, Libya Oil, and Petroci, giving a strike notice on 3 November.
13 December ***UPDATE*** IndustriALL Global Union is relieved to learn that two Algerian trade union leaders detained by authorities on 12 December have been released. But government oppression of their union, SNATEGS, continues.
IndustriALL Global Union’s oil and gas affiliates in Iraq have come together for the first time to establish a trade union network to better protect the rights of workers in the sector, at a meeting in Basra on 24 November.
IndustriALL Global Union accepted the affiliation of nine new trade unions at the recent Executive Committee meeting held in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, in November.
More than 1,000 workers added their names to a petition to the public broadcaster, calling on the organization to send an investigative team to report on terrible working conditions and unpaid wages.
IndustriALL Global Union affiliates around the world are preparing to take action on 10 December to demand that Shell respects the human rights of all Shell workers, wherever they work.
IndustriALL Global Union, the International Labour Organization (ILO), IndustriALL affiliate the Russian Oil, Gas and Construction Workers Union (ROGWU) and the All-Russian sectoral association of employers in the oil and gas industry held an international conference in Surgut, Russia, on "Topical issue of wages in the North: international and national aspects" on 16 and 17 November.
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.
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