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Zimbabwean Miners Allege Abuse by Controversial Anjin

10 August, 2012On 3 August 2012, 1,500 workers at a mine controlled by Anjin Investments were fired when the labour court ruled their strike action illegal. Workers were demanding better pay and working conditions, in their eighth strike in two years. Workers were told to vacate company housing and reapply for their positions, if they wished to continue work at the mine.

Campaign to reinstate dismissed union members at Mölnlycke, Thailand continues

9 August, 2012IndustriALL Global Union continues to support the active campaign of its two Thai affiliates TWFT and CWUA for re-instatement of eighteen dismissed trade union activists sacked for their union activities at a subsidiary of Mölnlycke, the Swedish-based care product manufacturer.

Dismissed workers at Texim in Turkey struggle for basic rights

9 August, 2012Thirty-five members of IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate TEKSIF struggle for their basic trade union rights at Texim that produces for major brands such as Hugo Boss, Mayline, Escada, Bogner, Falke, Marc Cain, Roy Robson, Pierre Cardin, Park Bravo.

International intervention brings settlement for Pirelli workers in Egypt

9 August, 2012A positive settlement was reached on 24 July, ending a labour conflict at tyre giant Pirelli’s Alexandria plant in Egypt, and reinstating five dismissed trade union officials and activists.

IER Nezavisnost of Serbia fight back at Kronospan

9 August, 2012IndustriALL’s Serbian affiliate IER Nezavisnost gets support of the global union in its struggle against union-busting at Austria-based manufacturer Kronospan.

Supervisor killed in a protest at Zambian Collum Mine

8 August, 2012A Chinese supervisor at Collum Coal Mine in Zambia was killed and another seriously wounded after being hit by a trolley pushed at them by workers on 4 August 2012. Workers were angry that the mining company had failed to raise wages in line with new minimums set by the Zambian government.

Sri Lanka should learn from J Crew’s exit

3 August, 2012The recent decision by US retailer J Crew to pull future orders from its Sri Lankan supplier Mirrai PVT Ltd. after the manufacturer refused to correct serious violations is sending a message to the industry that codes of conduct can be more than paper tigers.

Philippines union movement fights against precarious work

2 August, 201216 trade unions in the Philippines representing textile, garment, metal, auto, electronics, cement and mining industries joined hands to develop an Action Plan against Contract and Agency Labour/Precarious Employment in July.

Petroleum workers strike to protect jobs

2 August, 2012On Friday 27 July 2012 a three day strike ended in the petroleum sector when the Nigerian government committed to resolve an urgent matter threatening jobs.

Mexican organizations protest against electoral fraud

2 August, 2012Thousands of Mexicans have taken to the streets to protest at irregularities in the recent presidential election, officially won by the PRI candidate, Peña Nieto.