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Argentinian unions bring country to a standstill in defence of labour rights

14 May, 2024Together with other workers in the country, IndustriALL affiliates in Argentina staged an extraordinary national work stoppage on 9 May, protesting against the government and employers who are promoting the removal of established labour and social rights.

Bangladeshi affiliates stand united in the fight for workers’ rights

13 May, 2024On 28 April, IndustriALL organised a workshop on human rights due diligence with affiliates in Bangladesh. The workshop aimed to develop an understanding of due diligence obligations that multinational companies have in their global supply chains.

Italy: union win for Enel workers

13 May, 2024Three Italian unions affilitated to IndustriALL, namely Federazione Italiana Lavoratori Chimica Tessile Energia Manifatture (FILCTEM-CGIL), Federazione Lavoratori Aziende Elettriche Italiana (FLAEI-CISL) and Unione Italiana Lavoratori Tessile Energia e Chimica (UILTEC-UIL), ended their strike at Enel after months of negotiations with management who had intentions to redefine the industrial relations model. The unions and Enel management reached an agreement in late April. 

Will Africa’s transition minerals create green jobs?

8 May, 2024With abundant transition mineral resources in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) estimated at 30 per cent, by the International Energy Agency, what are the prospects for these minerals to create millions of the much-needed green jobs?

Union organizing under attack

8 May, 2024Union busting is a real threat to organizing, where the employer puts money behind sophisticated tactics to scare workers into voting against the union.

IndustriALL and allies raise red flags to investors ahead of Glencore AGM

8 May, 2024Last week, IndustriALL co-hosted, along with the Global Unions’ Committee on Workers’ Capital (CWC), Fair Finance International and Oxfam, a webinar entitled “Below the Surface: Governance Risks and ESG Issues at Glencore”. Aimed at Glencore shareholders, the well-attended event allowed investors to hear directly from those affected by the company’s operations. With Glencore’s annual general meeting coming up in less than a month, the webinar laid out multiple issues for investors to raise in their engagement with the company.

Support a YES to UAW at Mercedes-Benz in Alabama

7 May, 2024On 13-17 May, workers at the Mercedes plant in Alabama, US - the only Mercedes plant in the world without union representation - will for the first time vote for a union, to join the UAW. What our Mercedes colleagues in Alabama need now is our solidarity to know that they are not alone.

Union forced out of May Day celebrations in Zimbabwe

3 May, 2024Five trade unionists from the Zimbabwe Diamond and Allied Minerals Workers Union (ZDAMWU) were threatened and chased away at gun point by more than 20 thugs, while they were setting up for the Workers Day celebrations at a stadium at Bikita Minerals on 1 May. 

Mercedes workers stand up!

2 May, 2024On 13-17 May, workers at the Mercedes plant in Alabama, USA - the only Mercedes plant in the world without union representation - will for the first time vote for a union. According to US legislation, it takes a majority of the workforce to vote in favour of an election for it to take place. In a blatant show of disrespect for democracy and fundamental workers’ rights, the employer is engaging in heavy, scare-mongering union busting to influence the upcoming vote.

Pharmatec Pakistan unlawfully fires workers

26 April, 2024Contrary to a court order, 22 union members of the Pakistan Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine, and General Workers Union (PCEM), affiliated to IndustriALL, have been fired by their employer, Pharmatec Pakistan.