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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.

UAW leads pickets for decent jobs at Flex-N-Gate

14 February, 2013The United Autoworkers (UAW) mobilized together with non-union workers simultaneously at seven plants across the US on 13 February, together calling on their employer Flex-N-Gate to respect their rights to decent work and trade union rights.

Mexican Corona beer bottlers’ mobilization attacked

7 February, 2013The 26 January demonstration by IndustriALL Global Union’s Mexican glass worker affiliate SUTEIVP, in front of the Corona beer bottle manufacturing plant that sacked them for union activities five years ago, was physically attacked by representatives of the local yellow union.

Textile companies abscond leaving 5,000 jobless in Pakistan

7 February, 2013NTUF is campaigning for 5,000 textile workers rendered jobless after an international exporter absconded and closed two companies, Joe's Fashion Export and J&M Clothing.

Pakistani unions demand justice for textile workers

1 February, 2013Outraged by the news that Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf called for murder charges to be dropped against the brothers who own a Karachi garment factory where 259 workers were killed, unions in Pakistan protested on 30 January 2013.