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Malaysia’s booming electronics industry leaves little room for workers’ rights

21 May, 2024Malaysia has become a hotspot for global electronics and semiconductor investment, with country's electrical and electronics export seeing a sharp increase of 54.2 per cent. However, the surge of electronics and semiconductor investment in Malaysia is sharply contrasted with low unionization; only six per cent of all Malaysian workers are unionized, the majority in the public sector.

Campaign for a binding UN treaty

15 May, 2024Heading into the 10th round of the treaty negotiations at the UN Human Rights Council in October 2024, the global unions and the ITUC are calling on all member states to engage in the process to secure a treaty that delivers for the millions of workers in global supply chains.

Mercedes workers stand up!

2 May, 2024On 13-17 May, workers at the Mercedes plant in Alabama, USA - the only Mercedes plant in the world without union representation - will for the first time vote for a union. According to US legislation, it takes a majority of the workforce to vote in favour of an election for it to take place. In a blatant show of disrespect for democracy and fundamental workers’ rights, the employer is engaging in heavy, scare-mongering union busting to influence the upcoming vote.

Amazon: Stop free-riding on worker safety, sign the Accord today!

25 April, 2024IndustriALL Global Union and Uni Global Union are calling on Amazon to sign the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry.

Rana Plaza anniversary: MEPs must support due diligence today!

23 April, 2024Today, marks the anniversary of the 2013 industrial homicide that killed more than 1,100 people and injured thousands more, as the Rana Plaza collapsed onto garment workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This year, the anniversary coincides with the final vote in the European Parliament on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, which, if adopted, would make the respect of environmental standards, human rights including workers’ rights mandatory along global value chains.

OECD Steel Committee: workers warn of lack of just transition in the industry

26 March, 2024Workers are raising concerns over the lack of a just transition in the steel sector. Global excess capacity keeps rising, due to a combination of irresponsible practices by some major multinational steel corporations and misguided action by some governments who keep expanding capacity rather than investing in the green transition.

Binding agreements: building worker safety and reducing risk

21 March, 2024With increasing recognition that voluntary, corporate self-monitoring of factories is a failed mechanism comes growing interest in binding agreements between global companies and trade unions as a more reliable route to effective human rights due diligence in supply chains. On 14 March, IndustriALL co-organized, with the New York City Comptroller’s Office, the third in a series of investor roundtables on the subject.

EU law on due diligence: industrial workers won't accept failure

29 February, 2024On behalf of the 50 million workers they represent in 140 countries, industriAll Europe and IndustriALL Global Union denounce the unacceptable political setback as EU several Member States fail to live up to the political agreement they themselves reached in December 2023 as they yesterday turned down the adoption of the European law on due diligence.

Reflecting on labour and community gains at the Mining Indaba

8 February, 2024This year's Mining Indaba in Cape Town on 5-8 February, celebrated 30 years of existence with over 10,000 delegates from the mining industry, governments, civil society organisations, and trade unions.

Unions from across the globe call for an end to irresponsible management at GFG Alliance/Liberty Steel

6 February, 2024Following a crisis meeting with GFG Alliance / Liberty Steel trade unions from across the globe, industriAll Europe and IndustriALL Global Union – both representing millions of workers in mining, energy and manufacturing industries in Europe and worldwide – are calling for an end to Mr Gupta’s irresponsible management which is putting Europe’s strategic steel production at risk.