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Two factory fires in India in less than a week

9 November, 2022Within a week, two massive fires broke out in footwear manufacturing factories in Delhi, killing two workers and injuring 18. Lack of workplace safety continues to be a threat to workers.

IndustriALL Asia Pacific committee stands firmly with struggling workers

3 November, 2022IndustriALL Asia Pacific executive committee met on 28 October, ahead of the global executive committee meeting later this month. Trade union actions to advance workers’ rights in light of the current wage crisis coupled with an increasing attack on democracy and fundamental rights in the region, were key points of discussion.

Discussion begins on responsible exit from Myanmar

2 November, 2022IndustriALL Global Union has begun discussions with garment brands on a responsible exit from Myanmar, due to the deteriorating human rights situation and the impossibility of doing due diligence.

Caterpillar network on a mission to build global solidarity

21 October, 2022On 19 October, the Caterpillar global union network met online. The US giant has a history of anti-union, anti-worker, and anti-dialogue behaviour at its operations worldwide.

We mourn the killed Turkish miners

15 October, 2022An explosion in a coal mine in Amasra, Turkey, on 14 October, has killed 41 miners. IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll Europe are outraged and saddened by the avoidable accident and send their condolences to the families of the victims.

Madagascar unions demand justice for jailed trade unionist

13 October, 2022Madagascar unions are calling upon the ministry of Justice to unconditionally release trade unionist Sento Chang who was imprisoned on false charges.

Free Myanmar’s jailed trade unionists! Recognise the NUG!

10 October, 2022The Global Unions, representing 200 million workers worldwide, call for the immediate release of all political prisoners in Myanmar, in particular the more than 60 trade unionists who have been unjustly incarcerated by the military junta since its coup in 2021. We demand the immediate dismissal of the trumped-up charges filed against all jailed democracy activists, strong assurances that their health and safety inside the prisons are secured, and their swift and safe return to their loved ones.  

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.