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IMF a threat to collective bargaining

25 April, 2013The International Monetary Fund labour market remedies pose a real threat to collective bargaining systems. Austerity policies, now more than ever, are being challenged after pro-austerity data proves to be based on flimsy facts.

AMWU and IAMAW call on governments to reject TPPA proposals

13 September, 2012AMWU and IAMAW raise concerns about the loss of government powers to act in the people’s interest as a result of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which is entering the 14th round of negotiations in Virginia, USA this week, 6 to 15 September.

EU must address Sri Lanka’s labour violations before granting trade preferences, says IndustriALL

2 December, 2016IndustriALL Global Union, Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) are calling on the European Union to adopt a roadmap to improve labour rights in Sri Lanka before the country can benefit from preferential access to European markets.

Building power to make a difference

5 July, 2018IndustriALL’s regional conference in Kuala Lumpur on 3 – 4 July, brought together unions from the region, providing a platform to highlight and discuss wins, struggles and how to promote women and youth in union structures.

Release RCEP text immediately, say unions

7 November, 2019India has withdrawn from the RCEP trade agreement, while the remaining 15 countries announced the end of negotiations and a commitment to sign the deal in 2020.

Unions can play an important role in intra-African trade

13 February, 2020Trade unions as workers’ organizations can play important roles in intra-African trade between Sierra Leone and South Africa to ensure sustainable decent work, health and safety, and living wages, says IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers.

Indian unions call for sustainable trade and industrial policy

1 October, 2019Manufacturing unions in India say the country’s trade and investment agreements have contributed to a crisis of precarious work, low wages and poor working conditions, as well as the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs.

African textile, leather and garment unions meeting strategizes on AGOA

29 April, 2019To counter mass unemployment and precarious work, unions in Sub Saharan Africa see job creation and decent work as critical. The unions also recognize the pivotal role of international trade agreements in providing the much-needed jobs. 

Union win to protect jobs in Philippine’s auto sector

13 January, 2021A successful petition by IndustriALL affiliate Philippine Metalworkers’ Alliance’s (PMA) has led to a provisional safeguard duty on imported cars, which aims to stop job losses in the automotive sector.

Free trade requires labour norms and democratic control

22 March, 2016Rules are needed for global trade, but they must include high labour norms and guarantee benefits for all, instead of weakening democratic control and favouring multinational corporations.