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The role of the ILO

28 November, 2022The mission of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is to promote social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, based on the founding principle that social justice is essential to universal and lasting peace.

ILO rules HICOM Malaysia violates freedom of association

23 August, 2022The ILO Committee on Freedom of Association (CFA) has concluded that the dismissal of five union leaders from Malaysia’s HICOM, supplier to Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and Mitsubishi, was a violation of freedom of association.

Strengthening union power in Oman

19 August, 2022In July, IndustriALL, in cooperation with the General Federation of Oman Workers (GFOW), organized a workshop on communication and negotiation skills. 25 unionists from the executive bodies of the sectoral labour federations and members of the women's committees participated.

Health and safety is now a fundamental principle

13 June, 2022In a landmark decision, the International Labour Conference, held in Geneva in June, has added health and safety to the ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

Guatemala must respect freedom of association

9 June, 2022IndustriALL representatives presented to the Committee on the Application of Standards (CAS) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) the violations of the right to freedom of association faced by affiliates in Guatemala.

May Day 2022

3 May, 2022Around the world, IndustriALL affiliates took action on this year’s May Day to call for improved workers’ rights.

Health and Safety must be a fundamental principle and right at work

14 March, 2022As the 344th Session of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) commences on 14 March 2022, global unions are calling for an amendment to the 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work that will lead to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) being considered a fundamental principle and right at work.

Bangladesh’s government must implement roadmap for workers’ rights

1 March, 2022IndustriALL is calling on the government of Bangladesh to make sincere efforts to implement the roadmap requested by the ILO to improve workers’ rights in the country, ahead of the governing body’s meeting in March.

Kazakhstan must respect democracy and fundamental rights

11 January, 2022Nearly 8,000 people have been detained and more than 160 people have been killed following mass protests triggered by a doubling of gas prices in Kazakhstan. The violent response yet again stresses the need for democracy and recognition and respect for fundamental human and workers’ rights in the country.

Kyrgyz unions struggle for compliance with core labour standards

26 November, 2021During an online solidarity meeting on 25 November, IndustriALL and its affiliates in the CIS region reiterated support to the struggle of Kyrgyz unions for fundamental workers’ rights and democratic unions.