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Bargaining victory for Zewu at last

18 April, 2013The Zimbabwe Electricity Workers' Union (Zewu) scored a landmark victory against Zesa Holdings on 8 April after the court found that the company had contravened the Labour Act by not complying with the registered collective bargaining agreement.

MENA unions support Iraqi oil leader

11 April, 2013IndustriALL affiliates in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) express support to Iraqi oil union leader Hassan Juma’a Awad, who faces criminal charges for organizing strikes. MENA unions pledge to step up efforts on organizing, networking and workers’ rights.

Thousands of miners rally in the US

4 April, 2013The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) rallied against Patriot Coal on 1 April for miner pensions and benefits in Charleston, mobilizing 10,000 activists onto the street.

Iraqi judiciary used to persecute trade union

21 March, 2013In a clear reprisal attack for trade union activism at the state-owned South Oil Company (SOC), Hassan Juma’a Awad the head of IndustriALL’s affiliate, the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU), now faces criminal charges launched by the authorities.

GM Daewoo fined for illegal use of dispatch workers

14 March, 2013The Korean Supreme Court fined Ex-GM Daewoo, subsidiary of the General Motors Company, President for the illegal use of dispatch workers. This decision should set an important precedent to protect workers from exploitation.

Swaziland union federation dealt another blow

7 March, 2013The Industrial Court in Swaziland ruled against the legitimacy of the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (Tucoswa), giving advantage to the repressive Swazi regime to undermine calls from labour for democracy ahead of national elections.

Russian unionist freed from prison

7 March, 2013On 6 March a Russian court ordered to free Valentin Urusov, a union leader at diamond mines in Sakha, Russia, from prison. Unions in Russia and across the world have always underlined Urusov’s innocence.

Struggle continues for ISMACO and DESA workers in Turkey

28 February, 2013On 23 February, the Leather Workers’ Union of Turkey, an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, gathered in protest of the continuing union busting at the leather factory, DESA and the textile factory, ISMACO.

Take action in solidarity with Mexican Bata workers

18 February, 2013Send letters of solidarity to a group of workers in Mexico at Calzado Sandak, a subsidiary of the Bata Shoe Company, which attempted eighteen months ago to close its unionized plant illegally and shift production to homeworkers or small workshops.

IndustriALL and RCWU take action at Bashneft in Moscow

14 February, 2013IndustriALL regional office staff in Moscow, Russia, took part in a picket on 12 February outside Bashneft office. The action was organized by Russian Chemical Workers’ Union (RCWU), as Bashneft refuses to negotiate with RCWU locals in Orenburg and Ufa, trying to replace them with management-controlled Labour Councils.