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Vietnamese unions support ratification of convention on abolition of forced labour

7 July, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Vietnam welcome the the Vietnamese National Assembly’s unanimous approval of ratification of ILO C105 on abolition of forced labour and commit to play a leading role in eliminating forced labour in manufacturing industries.

Paper sector campaigning and reinventing to face Covid-19

22 July, 2020United in their demand for safety and union rights during the pandemic, around 80 trade union leaders in the pulp and paper industry from around 20 countries met online to analyse impacts, approaches and responses from around the world to the impact of Covid-19 on the sector.

Protesting paper workers in Indonesia brutally dispersed by police

12 August, 2020In the early morning of 8 August 2020, the Indonesian police brutally dispersed 50 members of the Federation of Indonesian Pulp and Paper Workers Union (FSP2KI) who were carrying out a blockade in front of PT. Tanjungenim Lestari Pulp and Paper (PTTEL) in Lampung Province.

Cerrejón Colombia announces change that will eliminate 1,200 jobs

30 July, 2020Carbones del Cerrejón Limited Colombia (Cerrejón) announced a change in work shifts that will lead to the loss of 1,200 jobs. The Sintracarbón trade union has condemned the coal-mining company for not consulting workers first, and for violating the current collective employment agreement.

Union busting at Shints garments in Ethiopia condemned

30 July, 2020Over a number of years, management at Shints ETP Garments built cordial industrial relations with the union at the factory at Bole Lemi industrial park in Addis Ababa. Unfortunately, recent changes in management have seen the introduction of union busting tactics that are pushing back the gains.

Amplifying young workers’ voices in South East Asia

4 August, 2020Despite numerous challenges confronting young workers in South East Asia during Covid-19 pandemic, IndustriALL Global Union’s youth continues to highlight and amplify young workers’ voices in the region.

Global call for climate action on 27 September

19 September, 2019IndustriALL Global Union is calling on affiliates to take action on 27 September as part of the worldwide movement to combat climate change.

Anti-union tactics at Google contractor

20 September, 2019United Steelworkers (USW) is calling on HCL Technologies to stop trying to defeat the workers’ campaign to organize and bargain collectively for better, more secure jobs at Google’s Pittsburgh offices, after the Google contract workers announced their intention to join USW in August.

Campaign to stop gender-based violence kicks off at South African factory

22 October, 2019Dozens of workers, community members, non-governmental organizations, police and other government departments, gathered at chemical manufacturer Johnson Matthey's (JM) factory in Germiston, Johannesburg, on 19 October, to campaign against gender-based violence and femicide, which has reached alarming levels in South Africa.

Umicore and IndustriALL renew Global Framework Agreement

17 October, 2019In a signing ceremony at the ILO in Geneva today, Belgian-based multinational materials company Umicore and IndustriALL Global Union renewed their Global Framework Agreement on Sustainable Development for another four-year period.