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ITUC, IndustriALL meet with Mexican President

26 August, 2013ITUC and IndustriALL meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who agrees to dialogue and says his government will not persecute independent unions.

Union rights abused in Belarus

20 August, 2013In violation of the national legislation the Belarusian authorities try to close down a local organization of the Radio and Electronics Industry Workers’ Union (REP), an IndustriALL affiliate in Belarus.

A Rio Tinto Classic: Trade Union Rights violation and Dismissal of thousands in Mongolia

20 August, 2013Mass dismissals have taken place at Rio Tinto operations in Mongolia at OT LLC and in Madagascar at QMM. IndustriALL strongly condemns the company’s behaviour and total lack of respect for workers’ rights.

Egyptian Minister intervenes in Suez Steel workers strike

19 August, 2013Arrested strike leaders at Suez Steel, Amr Yusif and Abd-al-Ra’uf, were released after an intervention by the Minister of Manpower and Labour, former president of the Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions (EFITU), Kamal Abu Aita. Meanwhile, the dispute over the implementation of the collective agreement continues.

12,000 Turkish textile workers on strike

15 August, 2013IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate Textile, Knitting and Clothing Industry Workers’ Union, Teksif, has gone on strike as of 15 August after sectorial level negotiations with the Turkish Textile Employers’ Federation have failed. The old agreement expired on April 1, 2013.

Wage agreement for South Africa’s textile sector

7 August, 2013Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) has settled its national wage dispute in the cotton textile sector. As well as a 7% wage increase, the agreement also contains provisions for reducing carbon footprints.

Iraqi unions join forces for trade union legislation

18 July, 2013Iraq still lacks legislation protecting workers' rights, guaranteeing freedom of association and governing industrial relations. In an effort to coordinate and consolidate forces, an IndustriALL Global Union National Council was established in Baghdad on July 10.

Support the hunger strike of Maruti Suzuki workers

15 July, 2013Workers at Maruti Suzuki are planning a hunger strike and a sit-in demonstration in Manesar, India, on 18 July. The aim is to free 147 jailed workers.

Maruti Suzuki workers prepare hunger strike in India

12 July, 2013For the workers at the Maruti Suzuki plant in India, 18 July marks an unwanted anniversary filled with flagrant anti-union behavior from the police and authorities. Attempting to put end to the repression, a hunger strike is planned.

Mexican electricity workers reach agreement with the government on pensions

10 July, 2013This important victory won by the Mexican Electrical Workers’ Union (SME) means that the government has recognised the pension rights of workers who are in resistance and meet eligibility conditions.