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Apple workers join US union

21 June, 2022Over 100 employees at one of Apple’s stores in Maryland, USA, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of joining a union, IndustriALL affiliate International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

Unionizing in response to dramatic changes in ICT, electrical and electronics

16 June, 2022The steering committee for ICT, electrical and electronics met online on 8 June. The 70 participants discussed the changing industry and resulting challenges. To be prepared for the future, an action plan, containing organizing in semiconductors and electronics manufacturing service (EMS) companies, use of due diligence acts, as well as adding gender prospective in the sector work, was agreed upon.

Good jobs and a Just Transition into wind technology

16 June, 2022On 7 June, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), LO Norway and IndustriALL held a second workshop on wind technology as part of the Just Transition and the energy sector initiative. The initiative provides a platform for unions around the world to exchange information on energy transition technologies and the jobs, skills, markets, investments, and emissions related to them.

Union win for Turkish workers

16 June, 2022Nearly five years after they were fired for joining a union, a Turkish court has ruled in favour of the 80 workers dismissed in 2017 and that that Birleşik Metal İş is the representative union in the workplace.

Unions reject poverty minimum wages in Zimbabwe

15 June, 2022IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Zimbabwe that organize in the chemicals and plastics, energy, garment and textile, metals and engineering, mining, and other manufacturing sectors, are rejecting a minimum wage of ZWL $25,000 (US$77) that was announced by the ministry of public service, labour, and social welfare which they say is a poverty wage.

Tunisia’s public sector workers launch general strike

15 June, 2022Workers in Tunisia’s public sector will go on a general strike tomorrow, 16 June, after negotiations with the government to protect workers from the rising cost of living in the country have failed. The general strike coincides with a period when there is a huge blow against democracy.

South African unions end three-month strike in the gold sector

15 June, 2022The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) jointly signed a collective agreement at Sibanye Stillwater on 11 June. The agreement comes after a three-month strike and concludes negotiations in the gold sector that began last year.

India’s mining unions fight for women and precarious workers

15 June, 2022In a series of workshops, around fifty trade unionists, including many women working in coal mines, discussed how to tackle the government’s and management’s attempts to weaken union power through privatization of public coal companies and increased outsourcing.

Improving social dialogue at TK Elevator

15 June, 2022Over 60 trade unionists, works councils and shop stewards from TK Elevator’s operations worldwide met online on 9-10 June to discuss social dialogue and the future of social relations in the company.

Joint action in Croatia’s textile industry

14 June, 2022The textile and garment industry in Croatia has dropped 20 per cent in the last five years. In a workshop in Zagreb on 8-9 June, participants from the government, employers and unions agreed that cooperation is key to securing a competitive and sustainable textile industry with a qualified workforce and decent working conditions in the country.