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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.

Union to protest against high mine accident deaths in South Africa

12 October, 2023IndustriALL affiliate the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is planning protests for better occupational health and safety due to the high number of workers dying in mine accidents.

Unions address key challenges in chemical and pharmaceutical industries

28 September, 2023IndustriALL concluded global meetings for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, which took place in Istanbul, Turkey from 25-27 September. The event brought together 180 participants from 46 unions across 36 countries to discuss pressing issues in these fast-evolving sectors.

A safe pulp and paper industry is a key priority

28 September, 2023Discussions on health and safety took centre stage last week, when unions from around the world met in Stockholm, Sweden, for the first in-person meeting of the IndustriALL Global Union work group for the pulp and paper sector since 2019.

Ali Enterprises anniversary underlines dire need for safe workplaces

11 September, 2023Today’s 11th anniversary of the fire at Ali Enterprises, a readymade garment factory in Pakistan, that killed more than 250 workers, is a stark reminder that safe factories still need to be fought for. The extension of the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry to Pakistan at the end of 2022 is the starting point for countering the tragic legacy.

Hong Kong Convention round table in Bangladesh

30 August, 2023A round table meeting was convened by IndustriALL in Bangladesh on 30 August, bringing together government, shipbreaking yard employers and local unions to plan the way forward after the country’s ratification of the Hong Kong Convention.