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OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

30 May, 2023The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, although not legally binding, are one of the few international instruments available t

United Nations instruments

30 May, 2023The special procedures of the Human Rights Council are independent human rights experts with mandates to report and ad

Labour standards at multilateral development banks

30 May, 2023The ITUC has published a manual on how to use binding labour safeguards at multilateral development banks to demand the respect of lab

The International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry

30 May, 2023The Bangladesh Accord between UNI and IndustriALL Global Unions and global garment brands was created in 2013.

How to seek remedy through international mechanisms

30 May, 2023A number of international tools and recourses exist to seek justice and remedy for workers’ rights violations. Here is a short guide to the instruments available, for your union to determine at different stages during a labour conflict if they can be used to increase pressure on a company or government. 

The role of the ILO

30 May, 2023The mission of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is to promote social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, based on the founding principle that social justice is essential to universal and lasting peace.

Global unions urge governments and employers to help put an end to human and trade union rights violations in Belarus

30 May, 2023Trade unionism is not a crime! Trade unionism is not extremism!

Unions demand sincere dialogue with Glencore ahead of AGM

25 May, 2023Ahead of Glencore’s AGM on 26 May, IndustriALL Global Union brought together representatives from trade unions at Glencore operations around the world, as well as from communities touched by the Swiss mining company’s blatant lack of willingness to address serious environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues across its global operations for a pre-AGM. 

Planning for a just transition in MENA

25 May, 2023Trade unions in the MENA region are fighting for a Just Transition based on fundamental human rights. IndustriALL MENA Just Transition  conference in Beirut on 11-13 May brought together unions from Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Palestine, and Bahrain to discuss the situation in the different countries and action plans for a transition that is just and fair for workers.

Uneasiness over Glencore’s takeover bid of Teck Resources

24 May, 2023Swiss mining and metal giant Glencore has made a hostile takeover bid of Canadian Teck Resources. Given the experiences of job losses, violations of workers’ rights and impact on the environment and communities after the Xstrata hostile takeover in 2012, IndustriALL and affiliates object to the bid.