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REPORT: Why telework needs institutional regulation and collective bargaining

17 May, 2021IndustriALL launches consultation on guidelines for negotiating telework

PROFILE: Industrial Chile Constramet’s leading role in the process of drafting a new Constitution

11 May, 2021Industrial Chile-Constramet celebrated 40 years of defending workers’ rights in December last year. The union is currently playing a leading role in a historic moment for Chile; the process of drafting a new Constitution.

REPORT: Latin American unions look for ways to push for reindustrialization

7 May, 2021IndustriALL affiliates in Latin America and the Caribbean have come up with a sector-based political and union agenda to promote regional reindustrialization, focusing on sustainable development and ensuring a fair transition to a low-carbon economy

SPECIAL REPORT: Campaigning for safer working conditions in Zimbabwe’s artisanal and small-scale mining

6 May, 2021Campaigns by trade unions, civil society organizations and mine affected communities for the formalization of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) are meant to end the deadly working conditions of the miners in Zimbabwe. In addition, formalization will introduce decent working conditions.

PROFILE: Shipbreaking workers’ union moves forward in India

3 May, 2021The Alang Sosiya Ship Recycling and General Workers Association (ASSRGWA) is a successful example of organizing India’s informal sector workers. The union has contributed to improving wages, social security measures and occupational health and safety (OHS), in what is often called the world’s most dangerous industry. 

PROFILE: Supporting Sweden’s pulp and paper workers

28 April, 2021Compared to other Swedish unions, Pappers is relatively small and only organize workers in one industry. But the 13,500 members represent around 95 per cent of all workers in Sweden’s pulp factories and paper mills.

INTERVIEW: Khaing Zar

23 April, 2021Trade unions have only been allowed in Myanmar since 2012, when the country took its first steps away from a military regime towards democracy. However, in February this year, the military took back power in a coup d’état.   

Valter Sanches: Welcome to the Global Worker (#1-2021)

22 April, 2021It has been over a year since large parts of the world ground to a halt as our lives were overcome by the Covid-19 pandemic. The virus is still wreaking havoc, and hospitalizations and deaths continue. By the time we close this edition the world counts more than 140 million cases and more than 3 million deaths. The social consequences follow with the elimination of over 300 million formal jobs and 1.6 million informal ones.

PROFILE: Haiti, fighting for members’ survival

22 January, 2021IndustriALL’s Haitian affiliate, the Groupement des Travailleurs (euses) du Textile pour la Réexportation d'Assemblage (GOSTTRA) was formed in 2012 with an ambitious agenda to organize garment workers and build union power. 

PROFILE: Singaporean petroleum union negotiates with employers to protect jobs

11 January, 2021Amid the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the United Workers of Petroleum Industry of Singapore (UWPI) is negotiating with employers to secure local jobs, reskilling trainings and industry transformation.