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African trade unions to adopt strategies on critical transition minerals

22 July, 2024As trade unions in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) develop Just Transition strategies as their countries transition from high to low carbon energy sources emphasis is placed on business and human rights especially in the mining of critical transition minerals.

New IEA report on fair and inclusive clean energy transitions

18 July, 2024The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) new report Strategies for Affordable and Fair Clean Energy Transitions, underscores that, despite the significant upfront investments required for transitioning to a clean energy system, the overall costs will eventually decrease for consumers due to much lower operating expenses. According to the IEA these findings will be crucial for policymakers, as it demonstrates that accelerating transitions can lead to a cheaper and more sustainable energy system.

IndustriALL Global Union and IndustriAll Europe condemn recent Russian attack on Ukraine

16 July, 2024A Russian missile attack on Ukraine on 8 July killed 44 people and injured 196 people. IndustriAll Europe and IndustriALL Global Union condemn this attack and reiterate their support and solidarity with the Ukrainian people and trade unions, and all workers affected. Both organizations call on the United Nations, the international community and the European Commission, Council and Parliament to guarantee reinforced political support for an immediate peace in Ukraine.

SEWA India provides members with heat wave insurance

16 July, 2024As a first of its kind, IndustriALL's affiliate in India, SEWA, is providing heat wave insurance to its members this summer to help them cope with heat distress in the region.

Australian unions welcome Anglo American response to Grosvenor mine accident

15 July, 2024A methane gas explosion in the underground Grosvenor coal mine, on 29 June, near Moranbah led to the evacuation of workers but with no reported injuries.

Samsung electronics workers announce indefinite strike

12 July, 2024The National Samsung Electronics Union (NSEU) in South Korea has mobilized 6,000 members to join the first strike in the 55-year history of Samsung Electronics at the company’s semiconductor facility in Hwaseong. The strike was called over failed collective bargaining negotiations and union busting.

Tanzanian unions engage on the national action plan on business and human rights

11 July, 2024With Tanzania’s national action plan (NAP) on business and human rights at an advanced stage of formulation and expected to be finalized before the end of the year, 30 participants from trade unions, civil society organizations, and informal economy workers met in Dar es Salaam on 9-10 July to strategize on the demands that they want included.

Workers confront sexual exploitation at Ugandan cardboard manufacturing factory

9 July, 2024Following a series of training workshops to stop gender-based violence, workers are confronting the perpetrators as heard in testimonies at IndustriALL women’s committee meetings.

In Sweden, the fight against Tesla continues

8 July, 2024Citizens and trade unions in Europe continue to fight against the methods employed by the American company Tesla. While plans to expand the company’s German production site at Grünheide, near Berlin, are still being contested by local environmental activists, Tesla mechanics in Sweden have been on strike for the last eight month. They have been supported by a large cross-industry boycott.

Unions demand strong engagement in AngloAmerican restructuring

4 July, 2024Union leaders from the affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union in Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe representing workers at AngloAmerican operations worldwide met the company management on 26-27 June 2024 in Johannesburg, South Africa as part of the annual global dialogue.