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Government of Belarus ignores ILC conclusions

10 June, 2022The government of Belarus was widely condemned at the International Labour Organization International Labour Conference #ILC2022 for its attacks on independent trade unions, by workers' representatives, governments and employer bodies.Despite this, the country didn't even wait until the end of the ILC to intensify the crackdown.

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.

Global call for Belarus to release detained unionists

8 June, 2022For decades, trade union rights have been violated in Belarus. The recent, countless attacks against independent unions were taken before the Committee on the Application of Standards during the 110th Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva on 7 June. And today, 8 June, unions around the world joined a global day of action, calling for the immediate release of Belarusian trade union leaders and activists.

India: gas leak in garment factory

7 June, 2022On 3 June, around 400 women workers at Brandix India Apparel garment factory in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Atchutapuram, India, fell ill after inhaling hazardous gas.

Kazakhstan must respect union rights

7 June, 2022For the fifth time in six years, the ongoing violations of union rights in Kazakhstan are brought before the ILO Committee on the Application of Standards during the International Labour Conference in Geneva.

Young trade unionist’s deportation ordeal in Zimbabwe

2 June, 2022Mamisa’s expectation when leaving home in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, was to engage other young workers from Kenya, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Zambia, and Zimbabwe on Just Transition, but was instead subjected to a heart-breaking ordeal with Zimbabwe’s anti-union immigration. Two other young workers from Uganda were also denied entry under similar circumstances.

Glencore workers on strike in Canada

30 May, 2022630 members of IndustriALL affiliate Syndicat des Métallos/United Steelworkers are on strike at Glencore’s Raglan mine in Canada over the extensive use of subcontracting and a lack of respect from the employer.

Pakistan’s deadly coal mines

23 May, 2022More workers have lost their lives in Pakistan’s deadly coal mines. According to IndustriALL affiliate PCMLF, in May alone, 18 miners have been killed at work.

Union busting at steel plant in India

20 May, 2022The Mumbai Labour Union (MLU) has been organizing workers at Viraj Steel for two years. The union has regularly raised issues related to workers’ rights, working conditions and wages. In response, management has tried to bust the union at every given opportunity since it was formed.

Rescue efforts for miners trapped underground for 33 days in Burkina Faso continue

20 May, 2022IndustriALL affiliate, Federation des Travailleurs de la Metallurgie, De L’Or, de la Filature et du Textile, fears for the worst as there has be no contact with the eight trapped mineworkers at Perkoa Zinc mine for 32 days. Contact with the miners was lost when the Zinc mine was flooded on 16 April after heavy rains, trapping the miners 500 meters underground.