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Asia Pacific paper unions determined to fight precarious work

23 November, 2022IndustriALL Asia Pacific affiliates from eight countries have identified precarious work as the top challenge for workers in the pulp and paper industry, and vow to fight it.

We want a Just Future and an end to inequality!

11 October, 2022Working people everywhere are facing a cost of living crisis, with wage rises not meeting soaring inflation and rising energy costs, combined with attacks on unions and workers’ rights. In the face of the growing inequality crisis, unions from the Philippines and Bangladesh to Tanzania and Peru, took action on 7 October, World Day for Decent Work, to demand a better future.

Madagascar’s revised mining code must include workers’ and human rights

31 August, 2022Unions in Madagascar are concerned that the mining code – the country’s legal framework for mining development – is silent on workers’ and human rights. Revising the mining code provides the government with the opportunity to include the creation of decent jobs, protection of workers’ rights including for women miners, living wages, social dialogue, and social protection.

Asia Pacific cement unions focus on organizing and gender equality

31 August, 2022Organizing precarious workers into unions and realizing gender equality in the cement sector is the way forward, say IndustriALL affiliates in Asia Pacific.

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.

Union signs collective agreement with ArcelorMittal Liberia

24 March, 2022After five months of negotiations, the United Workers Union of Liberia (UWUL), which is affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, signed a collective bargaining agreement with steelmaker ArcelorMittal Liberia on 12 March which will benefit 1,260 workers and create 400 permanent jobs.

Union wins after four-day strike at Dangote cement plant in Zambia

10 February, 2022Over 500 workers at the Dangote Industries Zambia Limited cement plant in Masaiti, outside Ndola, went on a wildcat strike 25-28 January to demand better wages and working conditions.

No decent work without social protection

7 October, 2021Today is World Day for Decent Work and we highlight the impact of Covid on garment workers and the global campaign to achieve social protection for this workforce.

IndustriALL’s 3rd Congress elects new leadership to overcome challenges

16 September, 2021Originally planned to take place in Cape Town, South Africa, the Covid-19 pandemic meant that IndustriALL’s 3rd Congress instead became a virtual event from a television studio in Geneva. On 14-15 September, more than 3,000 delegates and observers from more than 100 countries discussed and debated, elected a new leadership and adopted an ambitious action plan for the next four years.

434 Indonesian paper workers reject poverty wages

18 March, 2021434 outsourced paper workers at PT Tanjung Enim Lestari Pulp & Paper (PTTEL) are striking in protest of poverty wages.