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IndustriALL Global Union affiliated Japanese metalworkers’ unions achieved the largest annual wage increase in 16 years in their 2015 Spring Offensive. The Japanese metalworkers submit demands on wages and working conditions every February, and engage in collective bargaining.
IndustriALL Global Union has signed a global framework agreement (GFA) with German-based multinational operating in different segments of the metal industry, ThyssenKrupp, for protecting and advancing the rights of more than 150,000 workers in nearly 80 countries worldwide.
On 10 and 11 June in Brussels, more than 30 Caterpillar trade union delegates from four continents met and agreed on future steps to be taken by the network.
IndustriALL Global Union is mobilizing support for its affiliated union Birlesik Metal-Is in the sector-wide strike launched today, 29 January. The strike covers some 40 workplaces with 15,000 workers in Turkey’s metal industry.
For eight weeks, workers at Otis Elevators in Australia were locked out as management refused to pay the same rates and conditions as other elevator companies in Australia. Yesterday, Otis conceded and trade unions reached an agreement with Otis.
Watch this IndustriALL Global Union video about the violations faced by workers in Iran and their struggle to create independent trade unions in a country where they are banned.
400 workers stand to loose their jobs if Korean multinational Doosan closes its plant in Belgium.
In a move to strengthen workers’ position in the John Deere group, union representatives from around the world committed to intensify cooperation in the global trade union network at a meeting in Germany on 4-5 September.
Over 200,000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) working in the engineering sector are now entering the fourth week of industrial action, which began on 1 July 2014.
Over 220,000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have embarked on an indefinite strike in the metal and engineering sectors today, 1 July 2014.
As a gesture of solidarity for the struggling workers of the Paharpur cooling towers, 117 workers of the GRSE workmen’s union in Kolkata donated their blood at a temporary Blood Donation Camp.
The 2014 yearly wage bargaining Spring Labor Offensive by the Japanese metalworkers’ unions achieved reasonable results.
For the last 15 years, management at PH Cooling Towers in Kolkata, India, has denied workers wage revision, resulting in distress and hardship for the workers and their families. Management’s response to the union’s demand for a wage revision was the dismissal of three workers. When the union organised a one-day token strike at Paharpur Cooling Towers on 26 February, management employed local goons and attacked three union activists.
In a meeting organized by IndustriALL Global Union, Lifts and Escalators workers from the “Big Four” met in Vienna on 11 and 12 November and adopted the “Vienna Declaration” to improve working conditions in the sector. Thirty-six trade union reps from 13 countries worldwide came together to strengthen network activities.
On 10 and 11 October trade unionists from the USA, Germany, Finland, Brazil and Spain came together upon invitation of IndustriALL to assist at the first John Deere network meeting founded with the aim to open new communications and cooperation channels between workers of the company worldwide.
Ten unions in Swaziland have successfully come together to form Amalgamated Trade Unions of Swaziland, Atuswa. The merger builds greater unity amongst workers in the manufacturing sector.
Lift and escalators builders unite for better conditions.
IndustriALL affiliate United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE) vows to continue effort to save 950 jobs from being relocated, despite GE’s rejection of the union’s offer on 23 June.
Workers at Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group in the USA have been standing strong on the picket line since 24 March. They unanimously rejected the last offer from the company on 10 May and no new negotiations are scheduled yet.
On 16 May two unions merged into a Trade Union of Industry Workers of Armenia at a Congress in Erevan.
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