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Campaign for a binding UN treaty

15 May, 2024Heading into the 10th round of the treaty negotiations at the UN Human Rights Council in October 2024, the global unions and the ITUC are calling on all member states to engage in the process to secure a treaty that delivers for the millions of workers in global supply chains.

Argentinian unions bring country to a standstill in defence of labour rights

14 May, 2024Together with other workers in the country, IndustriALL affiliates in Argentina staged an extraordinary national work stoppage on 9 May, protesting against the government and employers who are promoting the removal of established labour and social rights.

Organizing a top priority for Malaysian unions

14 May, 2024IndustriALL affiliates in Malaysia are stressing the importance of organizing after the implementation of the Trade Union Act amendments. The amendments make union pluralism and competition within an establishment possible, and Malaysian unions are discussing an agreement on enhanced cooperation in union building.

Bangladeshi affiliates stand united in the fight for workers’ rights

13 May, 2024On 28 April, IndustriALL organised a workshop on human rights due diligence with affiliates in Bangladesh. The workshop aimed to develop an understanding of due diligence obligations that multinational companies have in their global supply chains.

Italy: union win for Enel workers

13 May, 2024Three Italian unions affilitated to IndustriALL, namely Federazione Italiana Lavoratori Chimica Tessile Energia Manifatture (FILCTEM-CGIL), Federazione Lavoratori Aziende Elettriche Italiana (FLAEI-CISL) and Unione Italiana Lavoratori Tessile Energia e Chimica (UILTEC-UIL), ended their strike at Enel after months of negotiations with management who had intentions to redefine the industrial relations model. The unions and Enel management reached an agreement in late April. 

Liberian union signs collective agreement

8 May, 2024IndustriALL affiliated union, United Workers Union of Liberia (UWUL) signed a three-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with public utility Liberia Electricity Corporation on 2 May, after months of negotiations.  

Will Africa’s transition minerals create green jobs?

8 May, 2024With abundant transition mineral resources in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) estimated at 30 per cent, by the International Energy Agency, what are the prospects for these minerals to create millions of the much-needed green jobs?

Union organizing under attack

8 May, 2024Union busting is a real threat to organizing, where the employer puts money behind sophisticated tactics to scare workers into voting against the union.

IndustriALL and allies raise red flags to investors ahead of Glencore AGM

8 May, 2024Last week, IndustriALL co-hosted, along with the Global Unions’ Committee on Workers’ Capital (CWC), Fair Finance International and Oxfam, a webinar entitled “Below the Surface: Governance Risks and ESG Issues at Glencore”. Aimed at Glencore shareholders, the well-attended event allowed investors to hear directly from those affected by the company’s operations. With Glencore’s annual general meeting coming up in less than a month, the webinar laid out multiple issues for investors to raise in their engagement with the company.

Support a YES to UAW at Mercedes-Benz in Alabama

7 May, 2024On 13-17 May, workers at the Mercedes plant in Alabama, US - the only Mercedes plant in the world without union representation - will for the first time vote for a union, to join the UAW. What our Mercedes colleagues in Alabama need now is our solidarity to know that they are not alone.