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New business and human rights resources for trade unionists

16 July, 2012The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has released a briefing note on the United Nations (UN) Framework for Business and Human Rights (the “Ruggie Framework”) and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights.

Iraqi workers protest against the latest government interference

29 June, 2012IndustriALL affiliates in Iraq were at the forefront of a major demonstration and picket on the morning of 25 June 2012 in Basra. Fresh from her election as an Executive Committee member of the new IndustriALL Global Union, Hashmeya Muhsin al-Saadawi, leader of the Electricity Utility Workers’ Union, was one of the leaders of the protest which also included the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU), Federation of Workers Councils Unions of Iraq and other Basra based organizations. Protesters marched and chanted slogans denouncing the continued blatant government intervention into internal trade union affairs and the ban on trade union organization in the public sector.

Defend the Pacific's voice for workers and democracy

20 June, 2012The affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union salute the Fijian union movement for their continuing role in the struggle for the re-establishment of democracy and the protection of the rights of Fijian workers and their families.

Precarious work in India

19 June, 2012Indian governments put more workers into precarious jobs than private sector bosses.

Mexican mineworkers' leader blocked from attending Congress

18 June, 2012Napoleon Gomez, the elected leader of the Mexican mineworkers' union (Los Mineros) has been kept on the Interpol list by the Mexican government even though the Mexican courts have declared him innocent.

Support Iraqi oil workers struggling for union rights - sign up to the LabourStart campaign

16 June, 2012IndustriALL Global Union members can show solidarity with oil workers in Iraq who continue to organise for their rights despite the continuing use against them of a vicious anti-trade union law, held over from the Saddam-era.

Colombian glass workers fight union-busting

16 June, 2012Affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union have been asked to act at a critical moment for our glass worker affiliate in Colombia, Sintravidricol, they've been asked to write to the US-based glass packaging manufacturer Owens Illinois to protest their union-busting at the Cogua Cundimarca plant, the largest in Colombia.

Annual survey of violations of trade union rights released

16 June, 2012Report finds that in 2011, at least 76 workers died directly as a result of their trade union activities - in addition to those killed during the repression of the Arab Spring protests.