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Union campaign leads to South Korea ratifying core ILO Conventions

5 March, 2021After decades of incessant union campaigning for international labour standards, South Korea has ratified ILO Conventions 87, 98 and 29.

Mongolian unions stop social insurance premium hike

1 March, 2021After nationwide protests, Mongolian trade unions have won the fight against a hike in social insurance premiums, which increased the premium from 24 to 26 per cent as of 1 January 2021.

Agreement on duty free woven fabrics is a breakthrough in saving South African jobs

24 February, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) welcomes the textile rebates published in the South Africa Government Gazette and describes the rebates as a breakthrough that will save garment and textile jobs as well as boost manufacturing at small, medium, and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs).

Somalia ratifies C190 and six other ILO conventions

17 February, 2021Somalia’s ratification of Convention 190 and six other International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions is the result of a successful campaign by trade unions to improve labour standards in the country.

United Italian metalworkers sign new national agreement

10 February, 2021After more than a year of negotiations, Italian metalworker unions successfully renewed their national collective agreement on 5 February. The agreement covers around 1.6 million workers.

Union wins reinstatement of 1,257 workers in India

8 February, 2021After an eight-month struggle and international solidarity campaign, the Garment and Textile Workers’ Union (GATWU) has signed an agreement with H&M supplier Gokaldas Exports that recognizes the union and reinstates all the 1,257 workers – mostly women - who were fired.

Roadmap agreed for conflict resolution at Veolia Morocco

3 February, 2021A significant landmark was achieved on 1 February, at an agreement signing ceremony in Tangier, Morocco, that ended a year-long strike and set the roadmap for a new relationship between 500 workers and management of Veolia subsidiary Amanor.

Union deal saves Rolls-Royce Barnoldswick

14 January, 2021Unite the union members have won the Battle for Barnoldswick after a determined fight on icy picket lines throughout the winter. Thanks to a groundbreaking deal struck between the union and the company, 350 jobs have been saved and the community has been protected from ruin.

Union win to protect jobs in Philippine’s auto sector

13 January, 2021A successful petition by IndustriALL affiliate Philippine Metalworkers’ Alliance’s (PMA) has led to a provisional safeguard duty on imported cars, which aims to stop job losses in the automotive sector.

Moroccan miners end underground protest

21 December, 2020As negotiations with the employer over a breached agreement have started, the 100 mine workers in Morocco who spent the last ten days 700 metres underground have suspended their sit-in.