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Yazaki plant closure in Bahia, Brazil will make 1,200 workers redundant

15 July, 2014The Japanese auto parts company Yazaki plans to close its factory in Feira de Santana, Bahia, at the end of July. The Feira de Santana Metalworkers’ Union, together with CNM/CUT, both affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, are campaigning to halt the closure and save the jobs of the factory’s 1,200 workers.

Mexico and Colombia on IndustriALL’s critical list for severe worker violations

14 July, 2014Mexico and Colombia have been singled out for special attention by IndustriALL Global Union due to severe and systematic trade union violations against IndustriALL affiliates in both countries.

Negotiating Security

14 July, 2014Trade union bargaining strategies against precarious work

Peaceful Indonesian packaging workers smashed by police

13 July, 2014Indonesian food packaging company PT Indofood CKA contracted Indonesia’s elite riot police “Brimob” to violently attack their own workers on 2 July in response to their peaceful efforts towards collective bargaining through the FSPMI union.

Namibian tannery workers strike

4 July, 2014Around 120 members of the Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Union (Manwu) have downed tools at Nakara Tannery in Windhoek demanding transport to and from work.

US withdraws Swaziland’s preferential trade status

3 July, 2014The failure of the Swaziland government to uphold the rule of law and respect worker and human rights has resulted in the loss of preferential trade status with the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

EU and US choose corporations over human rights

1 July, 2014The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has resolved to develop an international legally binding instrument to regulate the activities of multinational corporations (MNCs), but countries that host MNCs voted against the decision.

IndustriALL slams ban on Turkish glass workers’ strike

27 June, 2014In a blatant act of oppression, the Turkish government has banned a strike by 6,000 glass workers under the pretext that it breaches health and safety and national security.

IndustriALL affiliates show solidarity for Samsung workers

26 June, 2014Participants at IndustriALL Global Union’s Executive Committee in Geneva today (26 June) made a stand against Samsung in support of Korean workers who are fighting for the right to join a union and earn a living wage.

Russian nickel plant workers are ready to strike

25 June, 2014Workers at the Buruktal Nickel Plant (BNP) in Russia are getting ready to strike after the company failed to sign a collective agreement for 2014-2016. It is the fourth labour dispute with BNP in the last five years.