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60,000 workers march through Mexico City

7 February, 2013The 31 January mass demonstration brought together working people and activists from many sectors including mining, energy, aviation, teaching, telephone and agriculture calling for a new economic and political direction for Mexico.

Indonesian unions demonstrate their strength in unity

7 February, 2013One day after a massive rally in Jakarta, the leaders of 11 Indonesian unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union met and decided to create the IndustriALL Indonesia Council.

People before profit is the call at Africa’s Mining Indaba

7 February, 2013Outside Africa’s annual meeting of mining corporates and senior government officials, activists protested the exclusion of civil society that represent the actual owners of the continent’s huge mineral wealth chanting, “nothing about us without us”.

Paper workers celebrate victories in Indonesia

31 January, 2013Members of two Indonesian unions, affiliates of IndustriALL through the Federation of Pulp and Paper Workers’ Union (FSP2KI) are celebrating victory in Indonesia.

Paper union leader is criminalized in Indonesia

29 January, 2013Djody Soegiharto, chairman of the Paper Workers' Union has been fired and accused of defamation when supported workers in their legitimate claims to the company for unpaid wages and benefits.

Five years of struggle – Mexican glass workers mobilize

24 January, 2013On 26 January the glass workers union of San Luís Potosí (SUTEIVP) will conduct a manifestation at the plant gates of the Corona beer bottling plant that sacked them for trade union activities five years ago.

ITUC campaign in defence of the freedom of association in Guatemala

24 January, 2013Trade unions are to write to their governments asking them to urge the ILO Governing Body to approve the creation of a Commission of Inquiry to examine the grave and systematic violations of ILO Convention 87 on the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise (1948) in Guatemala.

Intimidation of leaders during collective bargaining at Carbones del Cerrejón

22 January, 2013IndustriALL Global Union has written to the Colombian president to protest at the threats made against the leaders of Sintracarbón trade union, who are negotiating with the company over working conditions.

Mexico Days of Action 18-24 February 2013

21 January, 2013The IndustriALL Global Union Executive Committee made the commitment to mobilize internationally for trade union rights in Mexico during the week 18-24 February 2013.

Unions prepare for Mexico Days of Action

17 January, 2013Preparations are continuing for actions around the world marking the 2013 Mexico Days of Action, 18-24 February.