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Building trade union power in Latin America

14 May, 2014“IndustriALL, IndustriALL, we are fighting for social justice!” chanted the more than 70 women delegates at the Latin America Regional Conference, as they applauded the plenary’s unanimous approval of a resolution to increase the women’s representation quota to 40% in IndustriALL structures, executive committee and leadership positions.

JYRKI RAINA: Welcome to Global Worker

2 December, 2014Building the organizing and campaigning capacity of unions is at the heart of IndustriALL Global Union’s agenda. Recent mobilizations demonstrate the power of global solidarity.

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.

UGTT in Tunisia receives Nobel Peace Prize

9 October, 2015Trade unions make a difference! The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to a quartet of Tunisian civil society groups for their promotion of democracy in the country following the Arab Spring. National trade union centre, Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (UGTT) is one of the winners.

IndustriALL calls for legal and fair elections at PKC Mexico

13 August, 2012Elections at PKC are due to be held in September, when workers will choose which union they want to represent them, the miners’ union or the CTM. The workers have accused the company of threatening them and putting pressure on them to go back to work.

IndustriALL proposes ethical partnership with TATA Steel

19 September, 2012IndustriALL Global Union’s network in Tata Steel will seek to develop an ethical partnership with company management at a meeting in Bangkok, Thailand later this month.

Gerdau continues firing workers in Colombia

27 September, 2012Sintrametal and the Gerdau Workers’ World Council met with ministers and members of the government last week.

New union in Canada takes shape

17 October, 2012Two unions in Canada, CEP and CAW, are planning to join their forces and create the largest new union in the private sector of Canada, representing the collective interests of 300,000 workers in 22 economic sectors.

Long struggle brings lasting compensation to families of shipbreaking workers in Alang

11 October, 2012A three-year struggle by IndustriALL and its affiliates in India results in families of deceased shipbreaking workers receiving compensation and the further strengthening of the union in the shipbreaking yards in Alang.