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Pakistan’s unsafe shipbreaking yard claims lives of two workers

19 January, 2024Two workers were killed at Gadani shipbreaking yard in Pakistan when a heavy iron plate fell onto them while working on a bulk carrier ship, on 16 January.

Indonesian unions demand investigation of ITSS furnace explosion

3 January, 2024A huge explosion of the nickel smelter furnace at PT Indonesia Tsingshan Stainless Steel (ITSS) killed 18 mine workers and wounded 41 workers on 29 December, last year.

Pakistan ratifies the Hong Kong Convention

6 December, 2023Pakistan becomes the 23rd country to ratify the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships. The Convention is set to come into force in June 2025.

Unions at ArcelorMittal demand that company puts workers first

29 November, 2023Health and safety, undermining collective agreements, lack of investment, weakening social dialogue, precarious and dangerous working conditions were key issues on the agenda at the ArcelorMittal global network meeting held on 16 and 17 November.

Building union power along Pou Chen supply chain

28 November, 2023The Pou Chen trade union network met for the second time in Indonesia on 22-23 November. The meeting, part of the project on developing global supply chain industrial relations for the textile, garment, shoes and leather sector through advocacy and action, focused on sectoral priorities, including due diligence, just transition and building union power through supply chain industrial relations.

Shipbreaking unions plan for entry into force of Hong Kong Convention

27 November, 2023South Asian shipbreaking unions met in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 24-25 November, to evaluate a three-year organizing project supported by FNV Mondiaal, which ends this year. The industry is going through tremendous change as it prepares for the entry into force of the Hong Kong Convention (HKC).

Shipbuilding and shipbreaking unions call for a safer and better sector

9 November, 2023IndustriALL’s shipbuilding and shipbreaking action group met online on 6 November to review global trends in the sectors and strategize a way forward. 

Latin American workers demonstrate the strength of the paper sector

7 November, 2023Over 80 pulp and paper workers from Latin America and the Caribbean recently met in Brazil to determine the next steps in the project run by IndustriALL and Belgian union federation ACV-CSC BIE, aimed at strengthening the sector’s union networks.

UAW reaches tentative agreement with all of the Big Three

30 October, 2023IndustriALL affiliate United Auto Workers Union (UAW) have halted strikes at Ford, Stellantis and General Motors plants after reaching tentative agreements on record contracts in a strike that started on 15 September.

Workers discuss responses to challenges in semiconductor industry

30 October, 2023The second virtual meeting of the global semiconductors trade union network took place on 16 October, bringing together 25 experts and union representatives from 12 countries to address challenges in the fast-changing industry.