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Global unions urge ILO to invoke Article 33 on Myanmar

11 junio, 2024Yesterday global unions, trade union activists and delegates in attendance at the 112th International Labour Conference (ILC), in Geneva, gathered at the Broken Chair to call on the International Labour Organization(ILO) to invoke Article 33 of its constitution as the military junta ruiling Myanmar for more than three years has failed to carry out the recommendations given after an ILO Commission of Inquiry found serious violations of Forced Labour and Freedom of Association protocols.

"We need workers' rights and binding agreements"

11 junio, 2024Enhancing workers' rights and enforcing fair labour practices in the global garment industry was on the agenda when IndustriALL affiliates from the textile and garment sector from around the world met in Phnom Pen, Cambodia, for the annual steering committee meeting on 4 June.

Improving the H&M Global Framework Agreement together

10 junio, 2024On 3-4 June, the National Monitoring Committees (NMCs) of the global framework agreement (GFA) between H&M, IndustriALL, and IF Metall gathered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to reinforce their commitment to building relationships, fostering trust among the signatories, and ensuring the continuous improvement of the GFA.

Thai confederation demands inclusion of ILO conventions in FTA negotiations

7 junio, 2024On 29 May the leaders of the Confederation of Industrial Labour of Thailand (CILT) met with European Union (EU) representatives in Bangkok to demand the inclusion of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) fundamental conventions in EU-Thailand Free Trade Agreements (FTA). 

NUMSA considers legal action to stop violence against strikers

6 junio, 2024The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, is considering taking legal action against employers after a striking worker was shot dead by a security guard at multinational automotive air conditioning and engine cooling systems manufacturer MAHLE Bher, a factory in KwaZulu-Natal last month. 

Glencore must go beyond words

5 junio, 2024A delegation of trade union representatives, NGOs, indigenous and impacted communities from Colombia, Peru, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UK and Switzerland attended Glencore’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Zug, Switzerland on 29 May, to demand answers from the company board on the company’s continued lack of willingness to address serious environmental, social and governance issues across its global operations and its aversion to dialogue.

Nigerian unions suspend strike to allow for negotiations with government

5 junio, 2024After calling for an indefinite strike over national minimum wages, and the reversal of electricity tariff increases, trade union federations, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), suspended the strike on 4 June to allow for negotiations with the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Strenghtening supply chain relations in Bangladesh

5 junio, 2024In an effort to strengthen supply chain industrial relations, IndustriALL led a mission to Bangladesh, focusing on collective bargaining, legally binding agreements and effective dispute resolution.   

Excessive violence against labour protestors in Iraq

5 junio, 2024On 2 June 2024, Iraqi security forces escalated their violence against contract workers at the South Refineries Company, who were peacefully protesting for permanent contracts. The brutality was described as "deadly" by Iraqi unions.

The fight for jailed Belarusian trade unionists continues

5 junio, 2024Yesterday global unions, trade union activists and delegates in attendance at the 112th International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva gathered at the Broken Chair to call for the immediate release of imprisoned Belarusian trade unionists and an end to the repression of workers’ rights.