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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.

Mining unions prioritize building power along critical minerals supply chains

30 October, 2023The IndustriALL mining sector conducted a three-day-round of global meetings elaborating the main agenda items surrounding the industry. The last meeting on 26 October 2023 gave a particular strategic attention to critical raw materials as they are at the front edge of the energy transition with opportunities and challenges to workers and their unions.  

Worker shot dead by police as minimum wage protests intensify in Bangladesh

30 October, 2023As thousands of garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh to demand a minimum wage increase, police takes violent action to quell protest demonstrations, shooting dead one garment worker and injuring another earlier today.

IndustriALL Global Union statement on implementation of the ILO Roadmap in Bangladesh

27 October, 2023Several workers’ organisations made a complaint under Article 26 to the International Labour Conference in 2019 on the non-observance of Conventions 81, 87 and 98 by the Government of Bangladesh (GoB). 

Violation of trade union rights in Kyrgyzstan

25 October, 2023For several years, there has been a systematic campaign aimed at establishing state control over trade unions in Kyrgyzstan. Now, Kyrgyzstan’s secret service has visited the country’s union offices to seize the last ten years’ financial documents, in blatant contradiction of the Constitution of Kyrgyzstan and the ILO Conventions ratified by the country. 

Y-Tec violates workers' rights in Thailand

25 October, 2023Thai auto parts company Y-Tec continuously violates workers' right to organize, and is now suing a union leader for defamation.

South Korean unions challenge government at UN

24 October, 2023South Korean trade unions and civil society organizations, including IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Korean Metal Workers’ Union, demonstrated at the Broken Chair in Geneva last week before making a submission at the UN Human Rights Committee.

We want a business and human rights treaty with stronger protections for workers

23 October, 2023This week, the UN negotiations for a business and human rights treaty will resume for its ninth session in Geneva, Switzerland. Together with the ITUC and the other global unions, IndustriALL are pushing for a legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

US brands must sign binding agreements to protect workers

19 October, 2023IndustriALL is working with affiliates and allies to promote supply chain industrial relations centred on workers’ rights and legally binding agreements with global brands and retailers. This contrasts with the prevailing voluntary, private auditing model which has not been protective of workers’ rights and has brought risk to companies and investors alike.

Swedish union warns of strike at Tesla

17 October, 2023IF Metall has warned of strike action against car manufacturer Tesla’s repair shops in Sweden as Tesla is refusing to enter into negotiations on a collective agreement.