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Steel workers demand better working conditions and a clear plan for navigating the green transition

26 September, 2023The reconstruction of Ukraine, the need to pay workers fairly amid the cost-of-living crisis and preparing clear socially just and inclusive plans for decarbonising the steel sector were issues raised by trade unions TUAC, IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll Europe at the OECD Steel Committee.

G20 falls far from workers’ demands

14 September, 2023The recently concluded G20 summit in New Delhi under the Indian presidency failed to address the enormous challenges of rising inflation, stagnating wages and the transitioning world of work faced by working people in the 20 big economies.

Bulgarian unions take action for a Just Transition

17 August, 2023Bulgarian CITUB unions, including IndustriALL affiliates, have taken a proactive approach regarding Just Transition in the country. There is an urgent need for government to make critical decisions in the next two months on key documents to address the social and economic consequences of the transition to a low-carbon economy. Unions have made clear their position on the urgent solutions that are needed to deliver a just transition.

Germany: strike ends at Vestas

17 July, 2023The 123-day strike at Vestas Deutschland GmbH, subsidiary of Danish Vestas, came to an end as workers voted overwhelmingly to accept a negotiated collective agreement. The outcome includes tariff commitments for wage increases, inflation compensation bonuses, partial retirement options, a remuneration system with job-related requirements, and a salary table for service technicians.

US workers strike for green jobs

10 July, 2023The picket lines around the Wabtec facility in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, continue to be strong as the strike enters its third week. 1,400 workers at the facility which manufactures locomotive engines, are striking for green jobs.

Mid-Term Policy Conference lays down strategic goals for a just future

29 June, 2023A colourful background displaying building blocks to close the growing inequality gap set the scene for discussions on current and future challenges and strategic priorities when 600 representatives from 179 unions in 64 countries met for the IndustriALL Mid-Term Policy Conference on 20-22 June.

Raising workers’ voices for change

26 June, 2023This year’s International Labour Conference in Geneva gathered 5,000 delegates representing governments, workers and employers from the ILO’s 187 member states. The ILC passed resolutions on a just transition and labour protection, as well as adopting a new recommendation on quality apprenticeships and a resolution on Belarus.

Net Zero Authority in Australia to ensure just transition for workers

17 May, 2023Australian union MEU calls the newly established Net Zero Authority “a game-changer for workers and communities affected by the energy transition”. 

G20 discussions on Just Transition must include unions

15 May, 2023The G20 Energy Transition Working Group (ETWG) meeting is currently underway in Mumbai. Under India’s G20 presidency, workers’ voices go unrepresented in the meetings. 

OECD Steel Committee: invest in workers!

14 March, 2023TUAC, IndustriALL Global and industriAll Europe insist that the impact on steel workers must be at the centre of the debate whether discussing the condition of the steel industry in Ukraine, the decarbonisation of the steel sector globally or the state of international trade. Steel workers must be informed and consulted about change and their jobs protected.