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South African plastics strike enters sixth week

30 November, 2018Over 10,000 workers in the plastics sector are on strike for the sixth week to demand better wages and working conditions, and to stop the erosion of wages and benefits.

Lesotho union observes AIDS Day

6 December, 2018One in six adults in Lesotho are living with HIV and AIDS according to UNAIDS. These include young women workers from the textile and garment sector, and unions are taking this up as part of their organizing.

IndustriALL's Executive Committee calls for an end to protection contracts and stands up for union democracy

3 December, 2018At its meeting in Mexico City on 29 and 30 November, IndustriALL Global Union's Executive Committee called for an end to protection contracts in Mexico, took steps to protect union democracy against the growing number of neoliberal governments around the world, and undertook to continue to combat gender-based violence.

IndustriALL mounts pressure on Volkswagen to engage with US union

11 December, 2018IndustriALL Global Union is calling on German car manufacturer Volkswagen to immediately enter into bargaining negotiation with workers at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee represented by the UAW

Chemical and pharmaceutical unions push for worker protections at ILO global forum

13 December, 2018IndustriALL Global Union trade unions from the pharmaceutical and chemical industries pushed for better worker protections at an International Labour Organization (ILO) global forum on digitalization and the future of work, from 10 to 12 December. 

Austrian, Croatian and Slovenian textile unions cooperate on organizing

12 December, 2018Unions from three countries agreed to cooperate on organizing and collective bargaining in Austrian-owned leather companies in Croatia and Slovenia, at a seminar in Zagreb, Croatia, on 3-4 December 2018.

Lockout continues at Dow Texas chemical plant

22 May, 2019Members of IndustriALL affiliate the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 13-1 have been locked out of a chemical plant owned by Dow in Deer Park, near Houston, Texas, for more than a month.

Ukrainian unions demand strong industry development strategy

21 March, 2019Twelve IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Ukraine agreed on a Joint Declaration to develop an industrial policy and act in solidarity to defend and advance human and trade union rights.

Korean metalworkers fight Hyundai shipbuilding merger

15 May, 2019IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Korean Metal Workers’ Union (KMWU) and civil society groups have joined forces to oppose the merger of Hyundai Heavy Industries with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.

End the repression of trade unionists in Fiji

9 May, 2019On 1 May, International Workers’ Day, authorities in Fiji arrested the head of the Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC) and a number of union members to stop a protest planned to coincide with an international summit.