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Workers facing rights’ violations at the Huhtamaki packaging plant in Commerce, California have received solidarity support from their co-workers and union activists across the world.
Following the charges of unfair labour practices filed by the IndustriALL affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) to the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, Finnish-based packaging company Huhtamaki now needs to inform its employees about their rights at the plant in Commerce, California as settlement.
Shop stewards and trade union representatives of workers at the SAPPI paper company came together last week to build the foundations of their global trade union network.
IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate Tümka-İş has managed to obtain new gains through determined industrial action of its 215 members at Kimberly Clark’s operation in the town Gebze.
Around 230 members of IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate Tümka-İş, the All Paper & Cellulose Industry Workers' Union, have gone on strike for better wages and working conditions.
Workers at Huhtamaki’s plant in Commerce, California, have asked management to “engage in a good faith dialogue” about working conditions in the plant. Temperatures can reach 100 degrees F or more, and workers are subject to a disciplinary system they say management uses “only as a tool to punish workers.”
Trade unions representing workers employed by paper multinational Smurfit Kappa created a global network in Madrid, Spain, on 18-19 May 2014 at a meeting organised by IndustriALL and UNI.
A new report on Huhtamaki, a Finnish packaging company, reveals how the company’s expansion strategy in the U.S. is creating low-wage, precarious employment while threatening the job security and living standards of unionized employees.
On 10-11 March, 2014 IndustriALL Indonesian Council members gathered at the National Unity Meeting held in Jakarta. 24 union leaders consisting of 9 women and 15 men representing 11 national federations from mining, oil and gas, to manufacturing sectors, discussed labour situations and organizing strategy, the national laws and maternity protection campaign.
IndustriALL’s Indonesian affiliate FSP2KI leads the struggle against Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) after the company illegally broke off collective bargaining talks and called in the local army and police to intimidate workers against supporting the union in West Java.
178 paper sector workers employed by Mauritius Stationery Manufacturers (MSM) Ltd have staged a successful sit-in at the factory in protest at being laid off without compensation.
During the course of two days IndustriALL Global Union signed as many Global Framework Agreements (GFAs) with leading companies in the pulp and paper industry; SCA in Sweden and Norske Skog in Norway.
IndustriALL has offered its solidarity to 70 members of its Honduran affiliate, the FITH. They were sacked for protesting at the anti-trade union actions taken by their employer, the Korean cardboard company, Corporación Cartonera 3j Fenix, located in Villanueva, a municipality in the department of Cortés. IndustriALL has called on the Ministry of Labour to intervene and resolve the dispute.
The IndustriALL Global Union sectoral activities in the paper industry now include the newly formed trade union network of workers of International Paper worldwide.
After several hard rounds of negotiations the IG BCE has reached a new two-year collective agreement for its members in the German paper sector.
At a meeting of the Mercosur Pulp & Paper project, held in Chile on 21-22 June, workers in the timber, paper and cellulose sector in Chile took an important step towards trade union unity by creating a new confederation, the Confederación de Trabajadores de la Madera, Papel, Celulosa y afines de Chile.
The Canadian affiliate of IndustriAll Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP), marched to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, 22 June 2013, to vocalize their demands in the March of the Aprons.
On 3-5 June 2013 trade union representatives of workers employed by the Sappi company met in Johannesburg, where the company has its headquarters, with the aim to create a trade union network at the pulp and paper multinational.
Members of two Indonesian unions, affiliates of IndustriALL through the Federation of Pulp and Paper Workers’ Union (FSP2KI) are celebrating victory in Indonesia.
Djody Soegiharto, chairman of the Paper Workers' Union has been fired and accused of defamation when supported workers in their legitimate claims to the company for unpaid wages and benefits.
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