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Samsung electronics workers announce indefinite strike

12 July, 2024The National Samsung Electronics Union (NSEU) in South Korea has mobilized 6,000 members to join the first strike in the 55-year history of Samsung Electronics at the company’s semiconductor facility in Hwaseong. The strike was called over failed collective bargaining negotiations and union busting.

Tanzanian unions engage on the national action plan on business and human rights

11 July, 2024With Tanzania’s national action plan (NAP) on business and human rights at an advanced stage of formulation and expected to be finalized before the end of the year, 30 participants from trade unions, civil society organizations, and informal economy workers met in Dar es Salaam on 9-10 July to strategize on the demands that they want included.

Workers confront sexual exploitation at Ugandan cardboard manufacturing factory

9 July, 2024Following a series of training workshops to stop gender-based violence, workers are confronting the perpetrators as heard in testimonies at IndustriALL women’s committee meetings.

Unions demand strong engagement in AngloAmerican restructuring

4 July, 2024Union leaders from the affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union in Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe representing workers at AngloAmerican operations worldwide met the company management on 26-27 June 2024 in Johannesburg, South Africa as part of the annual global dialogue.

Central American workers face crisis amid Delta Apparel's operations suspension

4 July, 2024Thousands of Central American workers are grappling with an uncertain future after Delta Apparel Inc. announced a sudden suspension of operations, citing financial difficulties. The announcement has sparked protests and highlighted the precarious situation workers face in the region's maquila sector.

Chile finally ratifies ILO C176 on mine safety

4 July, 2024After years of campaigning by IndustriALL and its affiliates, the government of Chile has ratified ILO Convention 176. Unions in the country welcome this important step towards a safer mining industry.

IndustriALL affiliates address organizing challenges in wind energy

3 July, 2024On 27-28 June, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from across the globe met in Vienna to discuss an organizing campaign in the wind power sector.

Lesotho: enhancing safety and inclusiveness at work

27 June, 2024Unions in Lesotho are supporting a project on safe and inclusive work environments which will focus on occupational health and safety and ending gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH).

Iran: oil and gas workers striking for better conditions

27 June, 2024Iranian workers employed at oil and gas sector projects, at more than 90 worksites including refineries, oil and gas installations and power plants throughout Iran, started striking on 20 June, demanding shift changes, elimination of employment agencies and wage increases. 

Union input needed on labour standards

26 June, 2024The Global Reporting Initiative is currently drafting a new set of labour standards to ensure that labour issues are addressed comprehensively and ethically. The new draft is developed by a technical committee including the ILO, the ITUC and the IOE, but more input from unions is needed to safeguard workers’ rights.