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10 years of global campaigning

21 June, 2022Ten years ago, IndustriALL was founded, a new global force in organizing, defending workers’ rights and confronting global capital. Since then, the organization has fought many battles and claimed victories in its continued struggle for a better world of work.

Apple workers join US union

21 June, 2022Over 100 employees at one of Apple’s stores in Maryland, USA, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of joining a union, IndustriALL affiliate International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

Union win for Turkish workers

16 June, 2022Nearly five years after they were fired for joining a union, a Turkish court has ruled in favour of the 80 workers dismissed in 2017 and that that Birleşik Metal İş is the representative union in the workplace.

South African unions end three-month strike in the gold sector

15 June, 2022The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) jointly signed a collective agreement at Sibanye Stillwater on 11 June. The agreement comes after a three-month strike and concludes negotiations in the gold sector that began last year.

Health and safety is now a fundamental principle

13 June, 2022In a landmark decision, the International Labour Conference, held in Geneva in June, has added health and safety to the ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

Union in deal to donate confiscated garments to South African flood victims

13 June, 2022To help thousands living in shelters and in need of humanitarian assistance following severe flooding and landslides in some parts of South Africa in April, the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), has signed a tripartite framework agreement with clothing employers, retailers, and the South African government to support the flood victims.

"Workers need a strong, independent voice"

2 June, 2022When IndustriALL’s Executive Committee on 1 June gathered more than 200 participants online, international solidarity was on the agenda.

Union reaches wage agreement with ArcelorMittal South Africa

30 May, 2022After a two-week strike in which workers marched on the streets and engaged in negotiations simultaneously, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) signed an above inflation agreement of 6.5 per cent with ArcelorMittal South Africa.

Democratic trade unions in Mexico can become reality

25 May, 2022Mexico’s labour law reform from 2019 opens the way to true labour relations, the chance to establish new and democratic unions and therefore improves the basis for freedom of association. The new collective agreement signed between the National Independent Trade Union of Automotive Workers of Mexico (SINTTIA) and US car giant General Motors on 10 May is a testament to that - but the road ahead is long.

13-month campaign leads to union win

19 May, 2022Thirteen months of continuous campaigning has led to a union win for Triumph International Thailand Labour Union (TITLU). Now Brilliant Alliance Thai Global (BAT) will pay the money owed to the 1,388 illegally fired workers.