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Fight against precarious work: a central demand in Rio Tinto Campaign

2 March, 2014Rio Tinto is notorious for its union bashing tactics and abuse of precarious workers. As a consequence, IndustriALL Global Union launched in Cape Town, South Africa, on 6 February, its global corporate campaign against mining giant Rio Tinto. The main aim of this campaign is to force a seismic shift in the way Rio Tinto relates to workers and trade unions across their operations.

FEATURE: IndustriALL: Campaigning, organizing, and winning

2 December, 2014Supply-chain pressure, coalition and network building, media strategy, and corporate research are all vital elements to trade union campaigning. But it is workers’ solidarity across national borders that, time and again, makes the difference and achieves the win.

JYRKI RAINA: Welcome to Global Worker

2 December, 2014Building the organizing and campaigning capacity of unions is at the heart of IndustriALL Global Union’s agenda. Recent mobilizations demonstrate the power of global solidarity.

Kenyan unions prioritize organizing

11 August, 2015Affiliates in Kenya and the Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) pledged support for the project on aimed at organizing, addressing precarious work and advocating for better occupational health and safety.

Belarusian unions use rare chance to rally on 7 October

13 October, 2015For the first time in five years, unions in Belarus were allowed to conduct pickets on 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work.

Peru

7 October, 2015Garment union and IndustriALL affiliate FNTTP took action on 7 October. 

Brazil

8 October, 2015IndustriALL Assistant General Secretary, Kemal Özkan, addresses a STOP Precarious Work rally outside an Avon factory in Sao Paolo, Brazil with affiliate CNQ-CUT

India

8 October, 20157 October saw rallies all over India in the fight to STOP Precarious Work.

Croatia

9 October, 2015IndustriALL affiliates, SMH-IS and EKN, took part in the Stop precarious work campaign activities together with their national confederation, SSSH.

Longstanding conflict in Burkina Faso far from over

25 November, 2015110 agency workers at Nord Gold Bissa mine in Burkina Faso have been fired following a conflict with the agency employer Exterhum Africa, which has been going on for more than six months.