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Military vehicle rams into trade unionists, three detained in Yangon, Myanmar

21 April, 2022After a peaceful demonstration in the South Okkalapa township on 20 April, a military vehicle rammed into a taxi carrying trade unionists. According to an eyewitness, three people were beaten up and taken away by six soldiers.

Repression against independent unions in Belarus must stop

20 April, 2022IndustriALL Global Union condemns the escalating repression of the independent trade union movement in Belarus and demands the release of detained activists.

Indonesia: eleven mine workers injured in accident

7 April, 2022Eleven mine workers were injured in a truck crash at the nickel mine site of PT Indonesia Weda Bay Industrial Park (IWIP), located in North Maluku Island on 2 April.

Women mine workers share traumatic experiences on sexual harassment

7 April, 2022Gender based violence and sexual harassment continues to be prevalent in the mining sector in Sub Saharan Africa, according to testimonies by some of the 30 participants at a training workshop in Johannesburg 5-6 April.

OECD Steel Committee: workers’ delegation stands in solidarity with steel workers in Ukraine

31 March, 2022The 91st session of the OECD Steel Committee on 29-31 March was held under the dark shadow of the invasion of Ukraine. Various national representatives expressed their distress for the people of Ukraine as well as highlighting the negative impact of sanctions against Russia on the global steel sector.

Kenya: union calls for improved safety standards as worker dies in furnace accident

31 March, 2022Kenyan unions are calling for better occupational health and safety (OHS) standards in the steel manufacturing industry after a worker was burnt to death in an open furnace accident at Blue Nile Steel Manufacturing factory in Thika. Blue Nile, which manufactures galvanised wire and other steel products, is one of the largest steel manufacturers in the country.

Unfair treatment of union members at Molex Malaysia

30 March, 2022IndustriALL affiliate EIEUNR is fighting union busting at electronic components manufacturer Molex, one of Apple’s suppliers in Malaysia.

Trade union harassment continues in Belarus

23 March, 2022The situation for trade unions in Belarus continues to deteriorate with union offices being searched and union leaders detained by the police.

Strong solidarity in North American cement network

22 March, 202226 delegates from IndustriALL affiliates International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, United Steelworkers and Unifor met online on 10 March.

Shipbreaker physically assaulted

17 March, 2022A worker at Kabir Steel shipbreaking yard in Bangladesh has been physically assaulted after protesting against being unfairly fired.