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Turkey: textile workers picket for more than 60 days

23 September, 2022Workers at the ETF Tekstil factory in Istanbul, Turkey, are approaching 70 days protesting outside the factory after management closed operations at the end of July. Citing a financial crisis, the employer refuses to pay the more than 300 workers according to the collective agreement.

Nuclear unions in solidarity with Ukrainian workers

23 September, 2022The situation for nuclear workers in Ukraine is worsening with Russian soldiers having occupied the nuclear plants. IndustriALL’s International Nuclear Workers’ Union Network (INWUN) met online on 20 September to discuss how to support the war-stricken Ukrainian workers.

Solidarity with locked out workers at Ash Grove, Canada

21 September, 2022A group of 150 members of Unifor local at Joliet Ash Grove, owned by Irish cement giant CRH, in Quebec, Canada, have been locked out since May last year. With the employer refusing to engage with the union and using scab labour, there is no end in sight to the conflict.

Responsible business not possible in Myanmar: report

16 September, 2022A long-awaited independent report has confirmed IndustriALL Global Union’s position that it is not possible to conduct responsible business in Myanmar. IndustriALL has written once again to brands sourcing from Myanmar, urging them to begin negotiations on a responsible exit.

Violent attack against Myanmar unionists

15 September, 2022Five unionists, including two from IndustriALL affiliate Industrial Workers’ Federation of Myanmar (IWFM), were violently attacked and arrested by military security officers in Yangon on 13 September.

Apple supplier in Malaysia must immediately stop union busting

13 September, 2022Malaysia’s Electronics Industry Employees’ Union Northern Region (EIEUNR) is launching an online petition to call on Apple supplier Molex to stop union-busting and to respect, workers' right to choose their own union and bargain collectively with the employer.

Cambodian police harass unionists campaigning for minimum wage

5 September, 2022IndustriALL affiliate Federation of Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC) has been subjected to police intimidation during the nationwide minimum wage negotiations for the garment and textile sector.

Government and employers must ensure safe mining in Pakistan

1 September, 2022Pakistan’s mining industry is riddled with workplace safety violations and occupational disease. Exposure to coal dust leads to various health issues, including serious lung and heart ailments and spinal injuries. Add to that the dangers of methane gas poisoning, suffocation, underground explosions, or mine walls collapsing, leading to numerous fatalities every year.

Unions in India protest changes in labour laws

23 August, 2022Yesterday and today, unions in Visakhapatnam rallied against the country’s new labour laws. Union leaders submitted a memorandum to the district administration after the rally, raising concerns over the new labour codes which attempt to weaken workers’ rights while promoting companies’ interests.

Fighting the dismantlement of Belarus’ independent trade unions

22 July, 2022The regime in Belarus has dismantled the country's independent trade unions. IndustriALL and affiliates stand strong in defending them and democracy in the country.