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Baseline expectations for asset managers on fundamental labour rights

13 July, 2022The Global Unions’ Committee on Workers’ Capital (CWC) has released its baseline expectations for asset managers on fundamental labour rights. Developed by trade unions and pension fund board members as part of the CWC Asset Manager Accountability Initiative, the expectations will help asset owners hold the asset managers they contract accountable on fundamental labour rights. 

Workplace safety still a major concern in Pakistani mines

12 July, 2022According to IndustriALL affiliates in Pakistan, as of 7 July, there had been around 60 accidents in the country’s mines, killing more than 90 workers and severely injuring around 40. Workers are killed by underground explosions, methane gas poisoning, suffocation or mine walls collapsing due to lax safety procedures and the unavailability of the first line of treatment at mining sites.

Strengthening the Essilor union network in South East Asia

12 July, 2022Philippine trade unions are committing to organizing more lens manufacturing companies in the Philippines, and envisage building a stronger Essilor union network in South East Asia.

Saint-Gobain workers in Mexico reject employer protection contract

12 July, 2022Workers at Saint-Gobain in Mexico have voted against the current collective bargaining agreement, stating that it had been negotiated by an employer-friendly union that made decisions behind the workers’ backs and in the interests of the company.

Union busting at Tainan Enterprises Indonesia

11 July, 2022Despite attempts from IndustriALL Global Union, PT Tainan Enterprises Indonesia, who produce clothes for GAP, Ann Taylor and Macy among others, are refusing to reinstate union leaders fired last year for forming a local union.

Belarus must release arrested union leaders!

11 July, 2022The heavy oppression against unions in Belarus continues. The government wants to declare the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions and all independent unions ‘extremist organizations’.

UNION PROFILE: Collective action builds union power, says Rose Omamo

7 July, 2022When unions go on strike, engage in negotiations, collective bargaining, social dialogue, and social security, as well as campaign for workers’ rights and workplaces free of gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH), they do so as a collective. It is this collective that builds union power and where the strength of the union lies, argues Rose Omamo, the general secretary of the Amalgamated Union of Kenya Metal Workers (AUKMW), affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union. 

Unions sign wage deal at power utility Eskom in South Africa

7 July, 2022After a week-long strike to push for wage increases and standing firm against a surge of fake news to discredit the unions, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), and Solidarity, signed a wage deal with Eskom on 5 July.

Atle Høie: Welcome to Global Worker (#1 2022)

6 July, 2022Ensuring that workers and unions are part of the discussions around tomorrow’s workplaces is central to what we do. 

Making workers heard along the battery supply chain

30 June, 2022In an online meeting on 28 June, IndustriALL brought together industry experts to discuss and consolidate the strategy on battery supply chains.