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IndustriALL solidarity visit to Ukraine

25 May, 2022IndustriALL Global Union has met with affiliated unions in Ukraine, visiting communities broken by bombing and listened to firsthand accounts of what the invasion means for Ukrainian workers and unions.

Strike continues at ArcelorMittal South Africa after Labour Court ruling

25 May, 2022After the Labour Court dismissed the interdict to stop the strike at ArcelorMittal South Africa, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has resumed the strike for a seven per cent wage increase and for cash benefits.

Democratic trade unions in Mexico can become reality

25 May, 2022Mexico’s labour law reform from 2019 opens the way to true labour relations, the chance to establish new and democratic unions and therefore improves the basis for freedom of association. The new collective agreement signed between the National Independent Trade Union of Automotive Workers of Mexico (SINTTIA) and US car giant General Motors on 10 May is a testament to that - but the road ahead is long.

Pakistan’s deadly coal mines

23 May, 2022More workers have lost their lives in Pakistan’s deadly coal mines. According to IndustriALL affiliate PCMLF, in May alone, 18 miners have been killed at work.

Organizing Madagascar’s textile and garment industries

23 May, 2022Under the theme - union organizing dynamics in the textile, garment, shoe, and leather industries in Madagascar - the unions that organize in the sectors met in Antananarivo 16-17 May to discuss how to sustain and build union power in a post-Covid economy.

Union busting at steel plant in India

20 May, 2022The Mumbai Labour Union (MLU) has been organizing workers at Viraj Steel for two years. The union has regularly raised issues related to workers’ rights, working conditions and wages. In response, management has tried to bust the union at every given opportunity since it was formed.

IndustriALL denounces further escalation of repression against Belarus unions

19 May, 2022There seems to be no end to the repression of union leaders in Belarus, with new attacks against the independent and democratic union movement and civil society every day.

Ground breaking legislation for garment workers in the US

18 May, 2022Last week, the Fashioning Accountability and Building Real Institutional Change (FABRIC) Act was introduced to the US Senate. Once in place, the legislation will improve working conditions and reform the piece-rate pay scale for the country’s nearly 100,000 garment workers.

Global unions call for the immediate release of jailed Belarusian union activists

13 May, 2022On 19 April 2022 more than twenty leaders and activists of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BKDP) were detained by the State Security Committee. While some of them were released afterwards, at least ten are still in custody, including the BKDP President, ITUC Vice-President and ILO Governing Body member Aliaksandr Yarashuk, and BKDP Vice-President Siarhei Antusevich. They and their colleagues are prisoners of conscience.

Just Transition prominent at mining indaba discussions

12 May, 2022The main themes for this year’s indabas in Cape Town, South Africa, evolved around climate change and Just Transition, sustainability, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the mining sector.