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Romania must live up to international labour standards

18 June, 2021The annual International Labour Conference (ILC) is currently under way in Geneva discussing, among other things, countries where national legislation actively supports the violation of fundamental labour rights. Romania is the only EU country on the ILO Committee on the Application of Standards’ (CAS) short list, containing 19 countries in total.

Unions address accountability as Glencore prepares to reopen Mutanda mine

17 June, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliates organizing at Mutanda Mine in Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo say preparations to open the mine in July are at an advanced stage with over 1,500 workers expected to report for work.

Kazakhstan must respect union rights

15 June, 2021For the fifth time, union rights violations in Kazakhstan were in focus at the ILO Committee on the Application of Standards during the International Labour Conference.

ILC focuses on Belarus’ systematic violation of trade union rights

8 June, 2021On 7 June, during the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference, Belarus was reviewed by the ILO Committee on the Application of Standards for its failure to comply with ILO Convention 87 on freedom of association.

BHP global network stands strong together

4 June, 2021One of the world’s largest mining companies consistently refuses to engage with the union, making IndustriALL’s global BHP network an important platform for action and solidarity.

Global union support for General Motors workers in Mexico

4 June, 2021Mexican union federation FESIIAAAN held a press conference with representatives of IndustriALL and unions in Brazil, Canada and the US, showing support for General Motors (GM) workers in Mexico, who are fighting for a new collective employment agreement that is not an employer protection contract.

Lesotho workers strike over government failure to announce wage increases

3 June, 2021IndustriALL affiliate, the independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL), is involved in dialogue with the ministry of labour and employment to end a national strike over wages which began on 10 May.

The fatally hazardous environment in Pakistan’s largely unregulated coal mines

31 May, 2021With the government reluctant to ratify ILO C176, Pakistan’s miners are condemned to work in death traps.

3-month extension to Bangladesh Transition Accord achieved

31 May, 2021Global unions and international fashion brands agree to a three-month extension of the commitments of the 2018 Transition Accord to allow negotiations to continue.

Kyrgyzstan: controversial trade union law vetoed

28 May, 2021The law on trade unions that would seriously undermine freedom of association in Kyrgyzstan and deprive unions of their independence was vetoed by the President on 27 May.