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IAM members fight Caterpillar on wage freeze

26 July, 2012Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) union have been on strike at a Caterpillar plant in Illinois, USA since 1 May, 2012 rejecting deep contract concessions at a time when business is booming.

ZEWU President amongst the 135 workers suspended at ZESA

25 July, 2012Workers at Zimbabwe’s state owned utility, ZESA, have been suspended after a threatened strike on 10 July 2012. The President of Zimbabwe Energy Workers’ Union (ZEWU), Angelina Chitambo, is amont those that have been suspended along with two other elected officials of the union, Tariro Shumba and Dennis Mukote.

More than 100 workers dismissed at Honduran company distributing Caterpillar equipment

25 July, 2012The union representing workers at CEMCOL has denounced the company’s anti-trade union attitude and requested solidarity.

Brands must support collective bargaining in collegiate supplier factory

24 July, 2012IndustriALL Global Union and the ITUC have sent a joint letter to Nike and Adidas calling on them to take immediate action to protect an extremely fragile industrial relations situation at Honduran supplier, Pinehurst Manufacturing.

Peru textile unions step up campaign against short-term contracts

20 July, 2012Two Peruvian textile workers’ federations are launching an ‘adopt a Congress person’ campaign as part of their efforts to end a law which has condemned workers to a lifetime of short-term contracts in appalling working conditions.

Spanish miners’ “Marcha Negra” arrives in Madrid

12 July, 2012Spanish miners fighting against government subsidy cuts finalized their historic march, called “Marcha Negra”, with a demonstration in front of the building of Ministry of Industry in Madrid on 11 July with participation of hundreds of thousands of people.

Excellon must stop bullying Mexican landowners

12 July, 2012IndustriALL Global Union has today called on the Canadian mining company Excellon Resources Inc. to stop threatening Mexican landowners and to sit down instead with their representatives to resolve a long-standing conflict over land use.

ILO calls on Mexico for tripartite dialogue on Protection Contracts

9 July, 2012Recommendations put forward by the Committee on Freedom of Association and approved by the International Labour Organisations’ Governing Body in June call on the Mexican government to examine the issue of Protection Contracts.

Congress ends, history of IndustriALL begins

20 June, 2012Founding Congress of IndustriALL Global Union concluded on 20 June 2012. A new 50-million strong global federation was created; ‘a global union superpower’, as one Tweet put it.

Defend the Pacific's voice for workers and democracy

20 June, 2012The affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union salute the Fijian union movement for their continuing role in the struggle for the re-establishment of democracy and the protection of the rights of Fijian workers and their families.