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Algerian unions need solidarity

27 septiembre, 2019Leaders of IndustriALL Global Union’s trade union affiliate in Algeria, SNATEG, fear they will be imprisoned any day, as the more than a hundred activists, journalists and political opponents have been detained in Algeria in recent months.

Mine closure huge blow to workers

11 noviembre, 2019The decision to close an underground uranium mine in the Niger desert by 2021 would mean the loss 1,472 jobs and heavily impact communities in the nearby town of Arlit.

Towards IndustriALL’s third Congress: “Amandla Awethu – United for a Just Future”

22 noviembre, 2019IndustriALL executive committee builds momentum towards its third Congress.

IndustriALL World Women Conference - as it happened

21 noviembre, 2019In addition to the 200 women from around the world who met in Geneva to discuss how their unions should operate to ensure women’s equal representation, participation and leadership, thousands were able to follow the conference on social media.

What is ammonium nitrate, and why is it so dangerous?

7 agosto, 2020A catastrophic explosion in Beirut, 4 August 2020, was believed to be caused by ammonium nitrate. The death toll exceeds 135 and may climb as more victims are found and severely injured people succumb to their wounds.

Vietnamese unions support ratification of convention on abolition of forced labour

7 julio, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Vietnam welcome the the Vietnamese National Assembly’s unanimous approval of ratification of ILO C105 on abolition of forced labour and commit to play a leading role in eliminating forced labour in manufacturing industries.

Paper sector campaigning and reinventing to face Covid-19

22 julio, 2020United in their demand for safety and union rights during the pandemic, around 80 trade union leaders in the pulp and paper industry from around 20 countries met online to analyse impacts, approaches and responses from around the world to the impact of Covid-19 on the sector.

Protesting paper workers in Indonesia brutally dispersed by police

12 agosto, 2020In the early morning of 8 August 2020, the Indonesian police brutally dispersed 50 members of the Federation of Indonesian Pulp and Paper Workers Union (FSP2KI) who were carrying out a blockade in front of PT. Tanjungenim Lestari Pulp and Paper (PTTEL) in Lampung Province.

Cerrejón Colombia announces change that will eliminate 1,200 jobs

30 julio, 2020Carbones del Cerrejón Limited Colombia (Cerrejón) announced a change in work shifts that will lead to the loss of 1,200 jobs. The Sintracarbón trade union has condemned the coal-mining company for not consulting workers first, and for violating the current collective employment agreement.

Union busting at Shints garments in Ethiopia condemned

30 julio, 2020Over a number of years, management at Shints ETP Garments built cordial industrial relations with the union at the factory at Bole Lemi industrial park in Addis Ababa. Unfortunately, recent changes in management have seen the introduction of union busting tactics that are pushing back the gains.