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Zambian unions petition Dangote on violation of workers’ rights

6 July, 2018After recruiting and organizing over 500 workers at the Dangote Cement plant in Masaiti on the outskirts of Ndola, Zambian unions are being prevented from meeting with their members and collecting membership fees because of the company’s blatant violation of workers’ rights and union busting practices.

Ukrainian miners protest to get paid

9 July, 2018Some 800 miners in the Ukraine took part in a mass protest in front of the Ukrainian parliament on 5 July, demanding payment of salary arrears and the adoption of a law in support of the coal industry.

IndustriALL creates a ‘macro sector’ for manufacturing industries

21 August, 2018Fifty trade union leaders from the ‘macro sector’ of manufacturing industries across Latin American and the Caribbean met for the first time from 13 to 15 August in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Their aim was to discuss the future world of work and come up with joint initiatives.

Chevron sacks union organizers in Bangladesh

24 September, 2015IndustriALL Global Union is condemning Chevron’s illegal union busting in Bangladesh, and calls for corrective action by the multinational energy company.

FUP calls historic national strike in defence of Petrobras

13 November, 2015Oil workers in Brazil are on the thirteenth day of the biggest strike at Petrobras in decades. They want to prevent privatisation, stop the company’s divestment plan, fight for national sovereignty and put pressure on the company to recognise workers’ demands.

Goodyear global union network supports Unite’s struggle

13 November, 2015IndustriALL’s Goodyear global union network re-affirmed its commitment towards global union solidarity in a meeting held on 2-3 November in Birmingham, UK, with the participation of union leaders representing Goodyear employees worldwide.

Shame on Shell! Pakistani workers organize, management deploys troops

24 November, 2015When the labour authorities supported Shell Pakistan’s workers in their claim for a vote on whether they want a union, local management responded with heavy-handed security forces, outsourcing and punitive shift changes.

El Corte Ingles and BRAC pay into Tazreen fund

25 November, 2015The day after the third anniversary of the Tazreen garment factory fire in Bangladesh, the compensation fund for victims has received two significant donations.

Women union leaders in South East Asia push for rights

1 December, 2015Around 50 women leaders from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines met in November to strengthen women and gender structures at all levels of national and local unions, and to improve maternal protection in each country. There is a high number of women workers in all of the countries, especially in the textile, garment, shoe and leather, and electronics industries.

Global Labour University launches free online course

25 March, 2015The Global Labour University has launched a free online course on Workers’ Rights in a Global Economy aimed at trade unionists and activists.