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Wave of sackings in the Peruvian mining sector

14 January, 2009Around 3,000 miners have been sacked. The unions have been organising their response and demanding a solution to the situation.

Humanitarian disaster in Gaza

14 January, 2009The International Metalworkers' Federation welcomes the Resolution of the UN Security Council calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza

Global unions push for action on Mexico

22 January, 2009Labour leaders meet with Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to urge immediate action in wake of increasing violence and repression against miners' union in Mexico.

IMF and affiliates take stand against attacks on Russian unionists

6 February, 2009Unions call for immediate investigations into assaults and threats against ITUA leaders and activists.

Stefan Löfvén

16 January, 2008Globalisation is the number one challenge Stefan Löfvén, a welder who is now president of the Swedish union, IF Metall, heads a union facing major challenges, both at home and abroad.

Zero occupational cancer conference

31 January, 2008Global conference on Occupational and Environmental Cancer Prevention - Friday 25 April, 2008 at the University of Stirling, Scotland.

Two workers dead at Argentina steelworks - ArcelorMittal

11 February, 2008The victims were seriously injured during an explosion at the Acindar steelworks. Metalworkers of the UOM went on strike for 24 hours to mourn the dead and demand greater safety and improved conditions for dangerous work.

Pasta de Conchos Family Begins International Campaign

14 February, 2008A Lifeline For the Coal Miners and their Families" is the name of the campaign organised by the families of the miners who died two years ago at Pasta de Conchos. The campaign demands that the bodies are recovered.

Cochlear workers fight for union representation

15 February, 2008Workers vote for AMWU representation for a fourth time yet the company still refuses workers the right to bargain collectively.


21 February, 2008Union says the situation of approximately 2,500 contract workers must be resolved. Their poor working conditions would improve substantially if the company employed them directly.