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Hong Kong Convention key to South Asian shipbreaking recovery

29 September, 2020South Asia shipbreaking unions, IndustriALL and FNV Mondiaal representatives held virtual meetings on 24 and 25 September to evaluate union support for workers during Covid-19, and pledged to intensify the campaign to ratify the Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships (HKC).

Fighting for decent work in South East Asia

8 October, 2020Globalization brings capital and opportunities, but also shapes economic and labour policies that threaten the welfare of workers. Union leaders in South East Asia agree that trade unions must confront regressive labour laws in order to fight for decent work in the region.

Unions in Mozambique empowering workers

4 December, 2019Through a long-running project with Finnish trade unions and SASK, work continues in Mozambique to include women and youth in union structures, as well as develop a training scheme for tomorrow’s leaders.

African trade unions want mining companies to follow COVID-19 protocols

25 March, 2020Mining unions in Sub Saharan Africa are calling for due diligence and adherence to health and safety standards, and national and supranational protocols to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). These calls come amidst national states of disasters and lockdowns in most countries.

Union responses to Covid-19

26 March, 2020The novel coronavirus, and the disease it causes, COVID-19, is leading to an unfolding public health, economic and employment crisis. Unions around the world are responding to the rapidly evolving situation, defending workers' rights and promoting social solidarity.

Peru’s government puts economic interests before miners’ safety

23 March, 2020Even though Peru’s government has introduced a curfew and state of emergency, mineworkers still have to go to work without any virus-protection measures. 

Kazakh union leader Erlan Baltabay released

23 March, 2020On 20 March, Erlan Baltabay, leader of the Independent Oil and Energy Workers’ Union in Kazakhstan, was released from prison.  

IndustriALL urges Madagascar to ratify C176

24 March, 2020IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates in Madagascar are intensifying demands for the ratification of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 176 on safety and health in mines.

Sri Lankan union protects workers amid Covid-19

31 March, 2020The Sri Lankan government took action as IndustriALL affiliate FTZ&GSEU’s called to transport workers stranded in boarding houses in free trade zones back to their homes. Now the union is urging the government to ensure due wages are paid. 

Japanese metalworkers secure wage increase

2 April, 2020Through the JCM’s  Shunto (spring labour offensive), many unions at large companies in the Japanese metal industry have secured wage increases.