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We stand with Lula!

22 September, 2016As former Brazilian president Lula da Silva is under attack and facing an unjustified trial, the international trade union movement is coming together to protest against the sham charges.

Chirico ends hunger strike but the fight goes on

4 August, 2014On Sunday, 3 August, Hugo González Chirico announced the end of his hunger strike but said he will fight on, with the support of workers at the local and international levels.

Workers United successful strike repels two-tier contract

15 October, 2014IndustriALL’s affiliate Workers United, Local 2641, ratified a new collective agreement on 12 October to end their strike and reject the disruptive two-tier contract proposed by glass company NGF, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The plant produces specialty glass fibers for industrial use.

Alcoa – forcing crew off ship in Australia and closing plants in the US

14 January, 2016In the middle of the night on 13 January, 30 security guards boarded the Alcoa motor vessel Portland to remove five union crewmembers and escort foreign seafarers on to the ship that immediately left for Singapore.

ArcelorMittal closes plant in Trinidad & Tobago leaving 600 workers unemployed

30 March, 2016ArcelorMittal has closed down its steel plant in Trinidad and Tobago after adopting a policy of temporary lay-offs during the last four months. More than 600 workers have lost their jobs and are working hard to find a solution.

Framework agreements signed by Polish miners and government

21 January, 2015January has seen 2,000 miners in Poland protesting against government plans to close a number of mines in the country. On 17 January, a framework agreement was reached between the trade unions and the government, putting an end to the protests.  

Moms deserve better than diamonds from Rio Tinto

5 May, 2015This Mother’s Day, an international coalition of unions is calling on the world’s largest jewellery retailer to clean up its supplier of diamonds. They are urging Signet to demand that multinational mining and metals company Rio Tinto improve its practices so that they respect workers’ rights, indigenous peoples and the environment.

Palestine and Israel: increased union cooperation and solidarity

29 May, 2017An IndustriALL mission to Palestine and Israel on 15 to 18 May, aimed to show support and solidarity with affiliates and to discuss cooperation.

Jailed Korean trade unionist Han Sang Gyun receives FNV award

11 May, 2017Han Sang Gyun, president of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), was awarded the Febe Velasquez trade union rights award at the Congress of the Dutch trade union confederation the FNV.

March for justice for victims of Vale’s crime

23 January, 2020One year after Brazil's worst environmental, human and work-related disaster, which killed 272 people, 11 bodies remain to be found. Those affected are on a six-day march to condemn the lack of action.