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Controversy over Chile's lithium tender process

21 January, 2022On January 20, civil society, unions, lawmakers, opposition parties and others came together in the Chilean capital Santiago to demand sustainable lithium policies. IndustriALL affiliate Industrial Chile Constramet is actively mobilizing to ensure that lithium, a key transition mineral, serves the general interest of the nation and promotes re-industrilization.

South African union condemns brutal murder of woman worker

20 January, 2022Nokufa Jessica Ndaba-Modise, an auxiliary occupational health nurse who worked at Highveld Hospital owned by coal mining company Thungela in Witbank was allegedly stabbed to death with a knife by her spouse on Christmas Eve, and her union, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), is furious.

IndustriALL joins working group to develop mining standard

20 January, 2022IndustriALL Global Union has joined the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) mining working group, established to develop a GRI mining standard.

ENGIE renews agreement with three global unions

20 January, 2022The French multinational utilities giant ENGIE today renewed a global framework agreement (GFA) with the global union federations IndustriALL, BWI, and PSI, as well as with the representative French trade unions (CFDT, CFE-CGC, CGT and FO).

Increasing harassment against union leaders and members in Belarus

20 January, 2022The Free Metalworkers' Union (SPM), affiliated to IndustriALL, reports increasing repression against SPM leaders and members during the last months of 2021. Union leaders and members have been fired and detained, some have been forced to flee the country to avoid prosecution.

SPECIAL REPORT: What will it take for the Hong Kong Convention to come into force?

18 January, 2022Shipbreaking has been called the most dangerous job in the world. In countries like Bangladesh and Pakistan, workers face dangerous and precarious working conditions, with very little training, safety equipment and access to medical services. For this, they receive poverty wages. 

A new supply chain industrial relations model for the textile and garment industry

14 January, 2022Workers have borne the brunt of the breakdown of the textile and garment supply chain, brought on by the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on the sector’s unsustainable business model.

GM workers in India win interim relief in retrenchment case

13 January, 2022After a seven-month legal battle, General Motors (GM) workers in India were granted interim relief by the Maharashtra Industrial Court on 5 January, when the court held that the retrenchment of workers was unfair labour practice.

Canada Goose workers vote to join a union

13 January, 202286 per cent of the workers making luxury jackets Canada Goose in Canada, have voted to join IndustriALL affiliate, Workers United Canada Council. This is the largest private sector victory for manufacturing workers in Canada in 30 years and is a culmination of a three-year effort by the workers, most of whom are immigrant women sewers.

Turkish metalworkers win after united fight

12 January, 2022After months of mobilization, action, and campaigning, three IndustriALL affiliates in the metal sector, Türk Metal, Birleşik Metal-İş and Özçelik-İş, have reached an agreement with employers’ organization MESS for a sector-wide collective bargaining agreement.