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Unions in Japan play key role in promoting due diligence

20 February, 2023IndustriALL Global Union together with, Japanese affiliate, UA ZENSEN, held a series of meetings with Japanese global brands and retailers from 13-17 February. The aim was to highlight the need for continued vigilance of human and worker rights in the global supply chain, and the importance of supply chain industrial relations.

The right to strike protects workers

20 February, 2023The right to strike is an essential part of freedom of association. While it’s a last resort, without it, workers and unions lack the power to defend their positions against the economic and political power of employers. The right to strike is under attack in many countries and trade unions are fighting back. 

Union negotiation wins benefits for mothers

17 February, 2023On 14 February, Indonesia’s Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mining, Oil and Gas Workers’ Union (FSP KEP) received facilities for mothers, after a 5-year long negotiation with PT Garudafood Putra Putri Jaya Tbk (Garudafood). Now 700 women workers can enjoy new facilities like a lactation room, breast feeding facility, childcare centre, and special allowance.

Global Reporting Initiative draft sector standard for mining released for comment

16 February, 2023The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an independent non-profit international organization which helps businesses and other organizations take responsibility for their impacts. 

Nine workers injured at Visakhapatnam Steel Plant

15 February, 2023On 11 February, at least nine workers, including five contract workers, sustained injuries when molten steel fell on them in one of the steel melting shops at the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant in India.

Ukrainian unions set to fight rights’ violations

13 February, 2023As the first anniversary of the Russian invasion approaches, IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll Europe met with Ukrainian affiliates on 9 February to discuss human and workers’ rights violations in the country.

Union solidarity leads to significant pay rise

13 February, 2023Unions at Chinese-owned ZiJin Bor copper mine in Serbia has signed a collective agreement with a 15 per cent wage increase. The win was made possible through strong solidarity among all unions and workers in the company.

Call for solidarity with unions in Turkey

10 February, 2023The devastating earthquakes on 6 February have left at least 21,000 dead and the death toll continues to increase as thousands of people remain trapped under collapsed buildings. Tens of thousands are wounded and millions of people are left homeless.

Event calendar 2023

10 February, 2023Virtual meeting at Industr

Changing the narrative on poverty in mineral rich African countries

9 February, 2023Artisanal small-scale miners in Sub Saharan Africa mine high value minerals including cobalt, gold and manganese. Yet their mining operations remain mainly informal and dangerous.