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Let’s talk about unions in Iran

20 November, 2014Watch this IndustriALL Global Union video about the violations faced by workers in Iran and their struggle to create independent trade unions in a country where they are banned.

Huhtamaki cedes under charges of unfair labour practices

14 November, 2014Following the charges of unfair labour practices filed by the IndustriALL affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) to the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, Finnish-based packaging company Huhtamaki now needs to inform its employees about their rights at the plant in Commerce, California as settlement.

Metalworkers face union busting in Russia

13 November, 2014Russian pipeline fittings manufacturer, OAO Turbodetal, is getting rid of union activists trying to negotiate better pay and working conditions at its production plant in Chelyabinsk. 

Desperate workers announce hunger strike in Belarus

6 November, 2014On 5 November four fired workers of Bobruisk Factory of Tractor Parts and Units (BZTDiA) announced a two-day hunger strike in their desperate bid to find justice, one week after their arbitrary dismissal.

Indonesia: another four workers killed at Freeport, Rio Tinto Grasberg mine

2 October, 2014IndustriALL Global Union condemns Freeport McMoRan and Rio Tinto for the loss of yet another four innocent lives.

Crown continues union busting in Turkey and Canada

22 September, 2014Crown Holdings wants to replace three-quarters of its workers that are members of IndustriALL affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) even if they settle a year-long labour dispute.

Striking miners in Iran are released

4 September, 20145,000 striking miners in Iran went back to work on 3 September after the nine arrested workers were released, and the authorities made a verbal promise to stop privatization of the mine.

Striking workers vote down a meagre proposal of Bombardier

28 August, 2014Called to vote on the last offer made by the company, and supervised by the Ministry of Labour, Bombardier workers in Thunder Bay soundly proved their determination to fight for good jobs and a secure future in Ontario, Canada.

Guatemala Ternium union wins major victory

28 August, 2014Dismissed union leaders at the Ternium steel plant in Guatemala – ranked as one of the world’s worst countries for workers - have won a major victory in their two-year struggle to uphold the right to organize.

Cambodian garment workers toiling to death

14 August, 2014A combination of overwork, poor working conditions and poverty wages has seen another spike of Cambodian garment workers collapsing at work, but now workers are even dying on the job.