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Iraq approves ratification of ILO Convention 87 on Freedom of Association

27 November, 2017Trade unions in Iraq are celebrating after the country’s parliament approved ratification of core ILO Convention 87 on Freedom of Association. 

ILO to adopt a new code of practice on safety in opencast mines

30 October, 2017IndustriALL Global Union is celebrating a significant boost for miners’ safety as the International Labour Organization (ILO) is set to adopt a new code of practice on occupational health and safety in opencast mines.  

A question of dignity: a dark year for Algerian unions

17 October, 2017Algerian trade union leader, Raouf Mellal, is facing six months in prison for whistleblowing at one the country’s biggest enterprises Sonelgaz, while his union is courageously fighting a sustained attack on its members at the state-owned energy company.

Proposed ILO convention on gender based violence - take action now!

6 September, 2017IndustriALL Global Union is calling on its affiliates to take action to support an ILO Convention on gender-based violence at work. 

14 clothing brands express support for reform of Mexico’s labour justice system

16 August, 201714 international clothing brands have written to the Mexican government declaring their support for constitutional reform of the labour justice system and for secondary legislation to fully reflect the constitutional changes.

Algeria: Crackdown on free unions taken to the ILO

15 June, 2017Trade unionists from Algeria have been in Geneva, Switzerland, for the International Labour Conference (ILC) to appeal to the ILO to help stop the growing repression against independent unions in the country. 

Thai affiliates follow up ILO complaint with Ministry of Labour

16 February, 2017IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Thailand have met with the Ministry of Labour in Bangkok to pursue concerns highlighted in a complaint made to the International Labour Organization (ILO). 

We cannot give space to the enemies of peace, says Colombian union leader

20 October, 2016The president of IndustriALL Global Union Colombian affiliate, USO, says it is preparing to mobilize support for peace in Colombia, after a referendum on 2 October rejected a government peace deal with FARC rebels.

Labour rights are human rights: UN report

20 October, 2016A powerful new UN report on freedom of assembly criticizes the “artificial distinction” between labour and human rights.

Mexican union leader calls for immediate government action

9 June, 2016Mexican trade union leader, Napoleon Gomez, is calling for the Mexican government to take immediate action to stop the grave violations of trade union rights in the country.