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IndustriALL-Brazil aims to unionise 10,000 workers

11 August, 2022A follow-up workshop was held on 1 August to organise a unionisation campaign in Brazil. The aim is to recruit 10,000 new union members in the industrial sector by the end of 2022.

Saint-Gobain workers in Mexico reject employer protection contract

12 July, 2022Workers at Saint-Gobain in Mexico have voted against the current collective bargaining agreement, stating that it had been negotiated by an employer-friendly union that made decisions behind the workers’ backs and in the interests of the company.

Unionizing in response to dramatic changes in ICT, electrical and electronics

16 June, 2022The steering committee for ICT, electrical and electronics met online on 8 June. The 70 participants discussed the changing industry and resulting challenges. To be prepared for the future, an action plan, containing organizing in semiconductors and electronics manufacturing service (EMS) companies, use of due diligence acts, as well as adding gender prospective in the sector work, was agreed upon.

Improving social dialogue at TK Elevator

15 June, 2022Over 60 trade unionists, works councils and shop stewards from TK Elevator’s operations worldwide met online on 9-10 June to discuss social dialogue and the future of social relations in the company.

Joint action in Croatia’s textile industry

14 June, 2022The textile and garment industry in Croatia has dropped 20 per cent in the last five years. In a workshop in Zagreb on 8-9 June, participants from the government, employers and unions agreed that cooperation is key to securing a competitive and sustainable textile industry with a qualified workforce and decent working conditions in the country.

"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.

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.

Organizing Madagascar’s textile and garment industries

23 May, 2022Under the theme - union organizing dynamics in the textile, garment, shoe, and leather industries in Madagascar - the unions that organize in the sectors met in Antananarivo 16-17 May to discuss how to sustain and build union power in a post-Covid economy.

IndustriALL urges Holcim shareholders to push for workers' rights

4 May, 2022Holcim has declared a zero-harm target for the workers creating the company wealth, but the reality paints a very different picture. As one of the world's biggest cement producers holds its annual general meeting, unions are calling on Holcim to take responsibility for its workers, regardless of employment status, and recognize the global unions as legitimate partners.

Strong solidarity in North American cement network

22 March, 202226 delegates from IndustriALL affiliates International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, United Steelworkers and Unifor met online on 10 March.