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Teamsters in the US strike over contract

25 January, 2022330 concrete mixer drivers, dump truck drivers, and cement plant employees, all members of Teamsters Local 174, have been on strike for over two months as negotiations on a new agreement has stalled.

Trade union activists in Myanmar pay a hefty price

24 January, 2022Between military violence, union busting and deteriorating working conditions, Myanmar’s factory workers are being squeezed from all sides

IndustriALL’s new leadership team holds first executive committee meeting

16 December, 2021At IndustriALL Global Union’s Executive Committee meeting, held online on 15 December, titular members and observers discussed what the organization needs to focus on to be best equipped to tackle challenges ahead.

Union campaign pays off as Covid-19 vaccination rates hit 74% in South Africa’s garment sector

8 December, 2021One of the unions leading the Covid-19 vaccination campaign for workers in South Africa is the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU). The union’s tireless awareness and educational campaigns for workers to take the jab and adhere to Covid-19 protocols are paying off.

John Deere global union network discusses future of social dialogue

8 November, 2021On 2 November, 30 trade union representatives from John Deere operations in Europe, Brazil and the US met online to discuss the economic and collective bargaining situation in the company worldwide and develop joint strategies for future social dialog with the company. Participants were eager to hear the latest news regarding the CBA conflict and strike movement in the USA in general, but at Deere in specific.

Algeria: Release jailed unionist Ramzi Dardar

8 November, 2021IndustriALL, together with global unions PSI and IUF, has launched a LabourStart campaign calling for the release trade unionist Ramzi Dardar, jailed on made-up terrorist charges.

IndustriALL 3rd Congress calls for an end to violence in Eswatini

30 September, 2021For over three decades, the government of the Kingdom of Eswatini has violated human and trade union rights. However, there are increasing calls against this impunity, and for democratic reforms to be implemented.

Belarus authorities intensify attacks on independent unions

21 September, 2021The pressure on IndustriALL affiliate Belarusian Independent Trade Union has dramatically increased in the last days. Union leaders and activists have been arrested, fined, and their homes have been searched.

IndustriALL’s 3rd Congress elects new leadership to overcome challenges

16 September, 2021Originally planned to take place in Cape Town, South Africa, the Covid-19 pandemic meant that IndustriALL’s 3rd Congress instead became a virtual event from a television studio in Geneva. On 14-15 September, more than 3,000 delegates and observers from more than 100 countries discussed and debated, elected a new leadership and adopted an ambitious action plan for the next four years.

IndustriALL Congress joins global day of action against military junta in Myanmar

15 September, 2021Today, on International Day of Democracy, IndustriALL’s 3rd Congress adopted an emergency resolution on Myanmar, supporting the call for comprehensive economic sanctions against the military junta, among other actions.