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Returning mineworkers test positive to Covid-19 in South Africa

25 May, 2020With the easing of the country’s lockdown and with mineworkers returning to work, tests are showing that more workers have the coronavirus. On 24 May, AngloGold Ashanti said when they tested 650 workers at Mponeng gold mine in Gauteng Province, 164 tested positive for Covid-19.

Global Unions Statement: LGBTI rights are a union issue

18 May, 2020On May 17, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), the Council of Global Unions, a group of independent trade union organizations that represent over 200 million workers around the world, reaffirm our commitment to building respect and dignity for all workers. We believe every worker is entitled to work free from discrimination and violence regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or sex characteristics.

”We will not be robbed of our future,” say Spanish Alcoa workers

3 June, 2020Spanish unions CC.OO de Industria and UGT FICA are fighting against Alcoa’s decision to close aluminium production at its operation in San Cibrao, Lugo, Galicia, laying off 534 workers.

Unions condemn rights violations in Zimbabwe

24 September, 2019Union leaders in Zimbabwe are subjected to abduction, torture and death threats, which are gross violations of workers’ and human rights, say unions.

Unions debate Green Technology and Industry 4.0 at SKF

4 October, 2019At the meeting with SKF top management IndustriALL European and world union council discussed the Green Technology and Industry 4.0.

Workers fear job losses at Glencore cobalt mine

14 August, 2019Swiss mining and commodity trading company Glencore has announced that it will put Mutanda Mine in Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo, under care and maintenance from 2020-2022, causing fear and uncertainty to over 7,000 mineworkers who might lose their jobs if the mine closes.

Workers at Riva steel on strike for four months

13 September, 2019In one the other longest labour disputes in German history, 130 workers at two steel plants in southwest Germany have been on strike since 11 June.

Call for ratification of ILO C87 in Malaysia

16 September, 2019Together with other unions in the country, IndustriALL’s affiliates in Malaysia are calling on the government to immediately ratify ILO convention 87 on freedom of association and the right to organize.

Workers' rights in textile and footwear supply chains

18 February, 2020IndustriALL Global Union and several of its affiliates ensured that workers’ rights were central at the OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Textile and Footwear Sector on 11–13 February in Paris, France.  The Forum convenes over 500 representatives from government, business, trade unions and civil society to discuss key issues and risks related to due diligence in the global garment and footwear supply chain.

Unions picket General Electric Nigeria over unpaid benefits to 150 workers

20 February, 2020Unions in the oil and gas sector are furious over the refusal of General Electric International Operations in Nigeria (GEION) to pay millions of US dollars allegedly owed to its Nigerian sub-contractor, the Arco Group, which is prejudicing outstanding gratuities and allowances of 150 workers.