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IndustriALL Asia Pacific committee stands firmly with struggling workers

3 November, 2022IndustriALL Asia Pacific executive committee met on 28 October, ahead of the global executive committee meeting later this month. Trade union actions to advance workers’ rights in light of the current wage crisis coupled with an increasing attack on democracy and fundamental rights in the region, were key points of discussion.

Caterpillar network on a mission to build global solidarity

21 October, 2022On 19 October, the Caterpillar global union network met online. The US giant has a history of anti-union, anti-worker, and anti-dialogue behaviour at its operations worldwide.

Nuclear unions in solidarity with Ukrainian workers

23 September, 2022The situation for nuclear workers in Ukraine is worsening with Russian soldiers having occupied the nuclear plants. IndustriALL’s International Nuclear Workers’ Union Network (INWUN) met online on 20 September to discuss how to support the war-stricken Ukrainian workers.

Unions and employers urge global brands to support Sri Lanka’s apparel industry

17 August, 2022IndustriALL Global Union affiliates and the employers’ organization in Sri Lanka are urging global apparel brands sourcing from the country to keep placing orders and help the country through the current crisis.

Unions fight soaring inflation with community kitchens

17 August, 2022IndustriALL affiliates in Sri Lanka are organizing community kitchen programmes to address the massive food inflation and shortage of cooking gas that makes daily life extremely difficult.

Sri Lankan unions demand constitutional reforms

21 July, 2022Workers in Sri Lanka are struggling to procure essential commodities and export production is down. IndustriALL affiliates in the country are demanding constitutional reforms for political stability and democracy.

10 years of global campaigning

21 June, 2022Ten years ago, IndustriALL was founded, a new global force in organizing, defending workers’ rights and confronting global capital. Since then, the organization has fought many battles and claimed victories in its continued struggle for a better world of work.

Union in deal to donate confiscated garments to South African flood victims

13 June, 2022To help thousands living in shelters and in need of humanitarian assistance following severe flooding and landslides in some parts of South Africa in April, the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), has signed a tripartite framework agreement with clothing employers, retailers, and the South African government to support the flood victims.

Caterpillar workers on strike in Northern Ireland

9 June, 2022Workers at Caterpillar sites in Northern Ireland have been on strike for nine weeks over decent pay. The US mechanical engineering giant is reporting huge profits while the workers, creating the very foundation for this wealth, have to choose between heating or eating in the midst of the current cost of living crisis.

Global call for Belarus to release detained unionists

8 June, 2022For decades, trade union rights have been violated in Belarus. The recent, countless attacks against independent unions were taken before the Committee on the Application of Standards during the 110th Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva on 7 June. And today, 8 June, unions around the world joined a global day of action, calling for the immediate release of Belarusian trade union leaders and activists.