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Swaziland unions merge for unity and strength

19 September, 2013On 8 September, 10 unions in Swaziland successfully came together in a merger to form Amalgamated Trade Unions of Swaziland (Atuswa) building greater unity amongst workers in the manufacturing sector.

Workers find their voice in Fiji

3 September, 2013Since launching an organising project in May, the National Union of Factory & Commercial Workers (NUFCW) has grown its membership base by 20 per cent.

Nissan workers denied right to organize

23 October, 2013Ten-hour shifts, removed pensions, low pay, and forced to work nights and weekends. Add to that implicit threats of closure of the factory or pay decrease when workers voice their desire to form a union. This is the reality of workers at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi.

Strategy planning by global network at TATA Steel

31 October, 2013Unions from TATA Steel’s operations in Asia recently met in Bangkok, Thailand. The participants used the opportunity to discuss strategy, challenges and opportunities in the region, as well as the next steps for the global network.

Ethiopian textile workers union empowers women

1 November, 2013The Ethiopian Industrial Federation of Textile, Leather and Garment Workers trained 20 women together with IndustriAll from 22 to 24 October 2013 in Addis Abeba. The workshop mainly focused on empowering women. This is vital for the garment industry where it is estimated that more or less 80 per cent of the workers are women.

SPECIAL REPORT: Rio Tinto unsustainable business practice

27 November, 2013Claiming to abide by good corporate practice, mining giant Rio Tinto’s behaviour includes major disputes with trade unions, communities, regulatory authorities, as well as over indigenous people’s rights.

Madagascar: IndustriALL supports drive to organize, educate and fight back at Rio Tinto

21 August, 2014IndustriALL Global Union, together with its affiliate, FISEMA, held a workshop on 8 August focused on organizing Rio Tinto’s workers and subcontractors at the company’s mineral sand mine operation QMM in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar.

Framework agreements signed by Polish miners and government

21 January, 2015January has seen 2,000 miners in Poland protesting against government plans to close a number of mines in the country. On 17 January, a framework agreement was reached between the trade unions and the government, putting an end to the protests.  

Kenyan unions prioritize organizing

11 August, 2015Affiliates in Kenya and the Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) pledged support for the project on aimed at organizing, addressing precarious work and advocating for better occupational health and safety.

Labour related Master programmes open in Brazil and South Africa

12 August, 2015The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply to its Masters in "Labour and Development" at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and "Social Economy and Labour" at the University of Campinas, Brazil.