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Unions in South-East Asia confront Industry 4.0 challenges

21 October, 2019Trade union representatives from six countries in South-East Asia gathered in Bangkok on 16 and 17 October to discuss how to best protect workers as industry undergoes rapid transformation due to digitalization and automation.

ICT, Electrical and Electronics unions prepare for sustainable future

16 October, 2019More than 60 representatives of trade unions from 13 countries met in Bangkok, Thailand, this week for the IndustriALL Global Union ICT, Electrical and Electronics World Conference, setting a four-year plan of action at a time of increasing global instability.

Unions debate Green Technology and Industry 4.0 at SKF

4 October, 2019At the meeting with SKF top management IndustriALL European and world union council discussed the Green Technology and Industry 4.0.

South African union signs wage deal

18 September, 2019After months of negotiations, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), signed a collective bargaining agreement with the Automobile Manufactures Employers Organization (AMEO) which represents automotive employers BMW, Mercedes Benz, Ford, Isuzu, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen.

Retraining and upskilling: solutions for the future of (human) work?

12 August, 2019In three years’ time, 42 per cent of task hours will be performed by machines or algorithms and humans will take care of the remaining 58 per cent. New jobs will emerge in fields such as data, employing 133 million people around the world, whilst others, such as postal jobs, will disappear, leaving 75 million people out of work.

Fiat Chrysler and CNHi must increase dialogue with unions

16 July, 2019Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and CNHi must increase consultation with trade unions as the automotive industry undergoes massive change, demanded IndustriALL Global Union affiliates at a meeting in Canada. The trade unions also called on FCA to reinstate over 100 workers at its Teksid plant in Mexico.

IndustriALL’s Executive Committee advancing workers’ rights

29 May, 2019Global solidarity was a central theme at IndustriALL’s Executive Committee in Brussels on 21–22 May.  As workers’ rights are under attack, trade unions organize and build union power.

REPORT: The Future of Work, and IndustriALL Global Union

20 May, 2019The Constitution of the International Labour Organization (ILO), adopted in the aftermath of World War I with the idea that there cannot be lasting world peace without social justice, has been described as the most ambitious social contract ever written. This year, 2019, will be the centenary of the ILO Constitution and to mark this event, on 22 January 2019 the ILO released the report of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work, entitled “Work for a brighter future”.

Just Transition - an idea whose time has come

16 May, 2019Affiliates of IndustriALL and its predecessors originated and named the concept of a Just Transition, which has since spread through the global labour movement. At the 2016 Congress in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, IndustriALL re-affirmed its commitment to achieving a Just Transition.

Just Transition - what do trade unions demand?

16 May, 2019For a Just Transition to a future in which the environment is protected and the economy is thriving, workers need sustainable industrial policies, with strong social protections, and support for workers – guided by social dialogue.