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Farmindustria union in Peru signs first collective bargaining agreement

13 October, 2021After a 30-day strike, workers at Farmaindustria-Abbott International in Peru signed their first collective bargaining agreement on 4 October, achieving economic and social benefits as well as major improvements in working conditions for all.

35-day strike ends in agreement at Albemarle, Chile

30 September, 2021The strike at the Salar de Atacama facility in Chile's Antofagasta region has ended after the union reached an agreement with Albemarle Corp, the world's leading lithium producer.

Three Zimbabwean textile, garment, shoe, and leather unions merge

16 September, 2021After years of negotiating for a merger, three IndustriALL Global Union affiliates organizing in the textile, garment, shoe, and leather sectors held their inaugural congress in Harare on 12 September to form the Clothing, Leather and Textile Workers’ Federation (CLTWF).

Independent union next for workers at General Motors' Silao plant

2 September, 2021Workers at General Motors plant in Silao, Mexico, have formed a new union – the national union of automotive workers, SINTTIA. The union will seek to represent GM workers and negotiate a new collective employment agreement.

Unions in Vietnam build capacity on labour relations

17 May, 2021Vietnam ratified ILO Convention 98 on the right to organize and collective bargaining in July 2019. Last month, Vietnamese unionists met to discuss industrial relations and collective bargaining as part of IndustriALL’s South East Asia union building project supported by Swedish Union to Union.

Building sustainable unions in Malawi

31 March, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliates organizing over 25,000 workers in the textile, garment, leather and shoe, cement manufacturing, mining, chemicals, energy, and other industrial sectors met in Lilongwe 22-25 March to discuss sustainability, building union power, and strengthening the capacity development of organizers and shop stewards through training and online learning.

We want decent jobs in Sub Saharan Africa

3 March, 2021Report confirms unions in Sub Saharan Africa want sustainable investments in the auto industry that create decent jobs, reduce unemployment and inequality, and contribute towards ending poverty.

Gender audits in Zambia and Zimbabwe to protect women’s rights at work

28 January, 2021A number of IndustriALL affiliates in Zambia and Zimbabwe are implementing recommendations from gender audits that took place in November and December 2020. The gender audits are a response to reports of increased violence against women during the Covid-19 lockdowns in most countries in Sub Saharan Africa.

Union launches app for organizing Kenyan metalworkers

28 October, 2020The Amalgamated Union of Kenya Metalworkers (AUKMW) has launched an app that will be used to recruit and organize new members to the union.

Young workers organizing drives in Ghana show strength of solidarity

8 October, 2020Building union strength in the post-Covid-19 workplace is a top priority for trade unions in Ghana. As lockdown regulations become less strict on meetings, unions are going to factories and workplaces to recruit and organize more workers.