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KMWU concludes first industry-level transformation agreement with Korean employers

19 August, 2021After four months of negotiations and a national warning strike, IndustriALL affiliate Korean Metal Workers’ Union (KMWU) has reached the first industry-level agreement on industrial transformation in Korea with the Korean Metal Industry Employers’ Association.

COP22 Marrakesh Blog – Day 11 Thursday 17 November 2016

18 November, 2016IndustriALL's director for sustainability Brian Kohler's final blog post on day 11, 17 November, of the twenty-second Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), in Marrakesh, Morocco.

IndustriALL expresses concern at US withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

6 June, 2017On 1 June 2017, US President Donald Trump announced that the USA would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

COP25 blog – 5 December 2019

5 December, 2019The fourth day of COP25, IndustriALL director of sustainability Brian Kohler reports.

COP25 blog – 8 December 2019

8 December, 2019Brian Kohler, IndustriALL director of sustainability shares his impressions of COP25 in Madrid, Spain.

Historic Just Transition plan to phase out coal mining in Poland

9 October, 2020Polish unions, employers and the government reached an agreement on 25 September to phase out coal mines by 2049. Polish mine and energy workers' union NSZZ Solidarnosc SGIE is concerned about the deadline, as the move will potentially leave several million people without jobs in mining, energy-intensive industries, and other dependent employment.

COP18 disappoints

20 December, 2012The 18th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP18) has ground its tedious way to its unsurprising conclusion with the adoption of a weak package of decisions dubbed the “Doha Climate Gateway”. It is now time to assess this Gateway and determine where we stand.

IndustriALL COP21 blog

12 December, 2015IndustriALL Global Union's director of sustainability, Brian Kohler, reports from the crucial climate summit taking place in Paris...

COP21 and the Paris Agreement: A starting point, not a finish line

14 December, 2015The final version of the Paris Decision and Agreement was released Saturday 12 December at the end of COP21 – the twenty-first Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The outcome is weak and imperfect in several areas, but may be the best that could be politically achieved at this moment, and may nevertheless mark a turning point for the planet.

Chernobyl workers also needed Just Transition

25 April, 2016As we commemorate the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 30 years ago, we remember all the deaths and illnesses caused by radiation, but also those thousands of workers who needed Just Transition as the power plant closed down.