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Discontinuation of ICEM InBrief

31 May, 2012

IGBCE Chemical Talks: Union Stays Course of Growth, Reinforces Worker Age Transition

31 May, 2012

ICEM Congratulates New ILO Director General Guy Ryder

31 May, 2012The world of labour is celebrating the election victory of Guy Ryder as the tenth Director-General of the International Labour Organisation, the trilateral United Nations agency charged with protecting workers around the world.The election this Monday b

OECD complaint filed against Excellon Resources

30 May, 2012Mexican workers and landowners file an OECD complaint against Canadian mining company Excellon Resources.

101st International Labour Conference kicks off in Geneva

30 May, 2012Some 6,000 delegates representing workers, employers and governments come to the International Labour Organization each year to debate international labour standards, the application of ILO Recommendations and Conventions and discuss how the tripartite body can improve workers' rights around the world.

Dispute begins at Nissan, ends at Ford in Russia

30 May, 2012ITUA local at Nissan in Saint-Petersburg held a workers' conference and adopted collective demands for the first round of negotiations starting on May 31. At Ford in Vsevolozhsk (Saint-Petersburg area) ITUA forced management to make some concessions, and the dispute is close to being resolved.

Guy Ryder elected as ILO Director General

30 May, 2012Former General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Guy Rider, has been elected as the new Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO). He replaces Juan Somavia, who has served in this position since March 1999.

UK Dockworkers Handling Stora Enso Parent Rolls Need Immediate Support

29 May, 2012

Lockheed replaces strikers with replacement workers

28 May, 2012Members of the International Association of Machinists, on strike since April 23 to defend pensions and other benefits at a Lockheed Martin plant in Texas, expressed outrage about the company's use of agency workers during the strike, risking the quality of the aircraft being produced at the site.

Caterpillar workers in Germany get above-inflation pay rise

28 May, 2012The settlement reached on May 20, 2012 between IG Metall and the Employers Association in the key State of Baden-Württemberg has been extended to other regions, thereby applying to all Caterpillar workers in Germany.