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EU and US choose corporations over human rights

1 July, 2014The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has resolved to develop an international legally binding instrument to regulate the activities of multinational corporations (MNCs), but countries that host MNCs voted against the decision.

Hankook continues to violate union rights in Hungary

5 August, 2014Since the start of its Hungarian operations, leading Korean tire maker Hankook has been relentless in its union busting.

Unions building global power against attacks by Crown Holdings

26 February, 2014Trade unions from Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and UK met on 25 February in Switzerland to confront the anti-union strategy of Crown Holdings, an American multinational packaging company.

Cambodia: Union activists defy government ban on public forum

10 March, 2014Hundreds of union activists in Cambodia defied a government ban on a public forum for garment workers, timed to coincide with International Women’s Day on Saturday 8 March.

Sexual harassment of garment workers in India exposed

21 July, 2016Recent reports, including a television investigation, have revealed a pervasive culture of sexual harassment and stressful working conditions endured by workers in Indian garment factories in Gurgaon (now Gurugram) and Bangalore.

Police evict striking Gerdau workers in Colombia

9 February, 2017Police in Colombia have evicted 47 workers, all trade union members, from the Gerdau Diaco plant, where they had been protesting peacefully since November last year.

Authorities violently disperse chemical workers in Georgia

3 February, 2017Workers protesting against their illegal dismissals at the fertilizer plant Rustavi Azot in Georgia suffered broken ribs and other injuries after they were violently removed from the company building by police.

Algerian energy union calls national strike

4 April, 2017IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate in Algeria has announced plans for a three-day national strike by workers at state-owned energy giant, Sonelgaz, on 11,12 and 13 April.

IndustriALL Executive Committee – stronger together!

4 May, 2017Hard-won gains by unions are under attack around the world. During two days in Geneva, IndustriALL’s Executive Committee discussed union wins and challenges ahead, as well as the importance of fighting together for more power.

Pakistan: Sacked GSK workers fight for justice

12 March, 2018Pakistani management of the British pharmaceutical multinational GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has illegally dismissed over 150 workers after years of union busting and manipulation of contracts.