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Philippines: Entire union executive sacked for not working on national holiday

7 May, 2014IndustriALL Global Union’s metalworker affiliate in the Philippines MWAP is fighting back against a mass sacking on 5 May of 24 union officials at NXP Semiconductors in Cabuyao, Laguna. Management and government is colluding to bust the union, one of the few that successfully organizes workers in the country’s Free Trade Zones.

Global May Day celebrations

2 May, 2014On May Day, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates around the world celebrated the international workers' day.

Tell AB InBev to respect ruling for reinstatement of dismissed workers in Mexico

30 April, 2014Despite a court ruling, InBev refuses to reinstate 33 workers who were unfairly dismissed in 2008. Join IndustriALL's and IUF's campaign for the workers' right to return to the workplace and the payment of outstanding wages.

UAW and IndustriALL alert OECD to rights abuses at Nissan USA

29 April, 2014IndustriALL Global Union has joined United Auto Workers (UAW) in formally informing the OECD about violations of workers’ organizing rights at the giant Nissan auto assembly plant in Mississippi, USA.

Victory of trade unions in Kyrgyzstan

28 April, 2014In the middle of March IndustriALL Global Union organized the international campaign of solidarity in protection of the rights of workers in Kyrgyzstan. As the result of this campaign the antistrike draft of law was blocked.

Historic victory for CUT metalworkers in Brazil

23 April, 2014The CNM/CUT, an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, has signed a unique agreement on profit sharing with ThyssenKrupp Elevadores. The company will pay a profit sharing bonus to 2,000 members of 27 metalworkers’ unions affiliated to the CUT in nine states. This is the first such national company agreement to apply only to members of unions affiliated to the same Brazilian trade union central.

Energy unions worldwide back UWUA in struggle against FirstEnergy: “One Day Longer, One Day Stronger”

18 April, 2014The entire network of the world’s energy industry trade unions is rallying in support of members of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), employed by the third largest U.S. electric power company, FirstEnergy.

Brazilian workers call for more rights and greater equality

14 April, 201440,000 workers from different sectors of the economy took to the streets of Sao Paulo on 9 April to demonstrate and press the government and the national congress to negotiate the labour movement’s agenda. Unions affiliated to different trade union centrals jointly organised the march.

Hard won victory for workers at Vidriera de San Potosí in Mexico

10 April, 2014Thirty-three workers have won an important victory in their fight for reinstatement at Vidriera de San Luis Potosí. The company, which dismissed hundreds of workers in 2008 for forming an independent trade union, makes bottles for the export beer brand Corona Extra and is a subsidiary of Grupo Modelo-AB InBev.

International campaign helps to free two more Kazakh oil workers

10 April, 2014Under the pressure of the international community two out of seven imprisoned workers were released. Three, including the only woman, Roza Tuletaeva, were alleviated of their conditions of imprisonment. They were transferred to the colony-settlement. However two people, Shabdan Utkilov and Kanat Zhusipbaev so far remain in jail.