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Dismissals and threats against Belarusian steelworkers

22 February, 2021Since August last year, 200 workers have joined the newly established local branch of Belarusian Independent Union (BITU) at Byelorussian Steel Works (BMZ). In response, union activists have been threatened with dismissals and faced union busting. 

Ford workers in Brazil seek alternative ways to protect jobs

22 February, 2021Ford workers are looking for alternative ways to protect their jobs and have agreed to begin talks with the US carmaker’s global management team. They are also looking into the possibility of introducing a bill to nationalize Ford’s operations in Brazil.

ACT brands condemn Myanmar coup

19 February, 2021Global retail brands sourcing ready-made garments from Myanmar have released a joint statement with IndustriALL condemning the military coup and affirming their commitment to democratic standards.

IndustriALL condemns brutal raids on unions in Belarus

17 February, 2021On 16 February, police launched raids on the offices and homes of trade union activists, human rights defenders and journalists across the country.

Global unions ramp up pressure on governments and corporations to isolate Myanmar military junta

9 February, 2021Ten global unions representing more than 200 million workers from across the world call on unions globally to ramp up pressure on governments and corporations to target the commercial interests of the Myanmar military junta.

IndustriALL Global Union condemns military coup in Myanmar and calls for respect for democracy and the constitution

1 February, 2021IndustriALL Global Union condemns the coup d’etat by the military in Myanmar and the detention of democratically elected leaders of National League for Democracy (NLD) Win Myint and Aung San Suu Kyi, hours before the swearing-in ceremony of new parliamentarians and formation of a new cabinet.

Workers’ and human rights violations in Belarus must stop

21 January, 2021Union activists and workers in Belarus are receiving harsh court sentences for peaceful protests, fighting for democracy and freedom.

Unions in Peru take action for a fair and sustainable textile industry

20 January, 2021In December, the Federation of textile workers of Peru (FNTTP) delivered a document called "Platform for a claim for a fair and sustainable textile and clothing industry” to the Labor and social security commission.

Brazilian unions fight to protect 5,000 jobs at Ford

19 January, 2021Ford has announced its intention to close three plants in Brazil, resulting in 5,000 workers losing their jobs. IndustriALL is calling on Ford to reconsider the decision and to discuss alternative solutions with the unions.

Global unions call for justice for Saudi women‘s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul

21 December, 2020The global unions express alarm and strong indignation at Saudi Arabia’s State Prosecutor’s decision to seek the maximum jail sentence for women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul.  She has been imprisoned on charges of terrorism for advocating for women’s rights.