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IndustriALL raises steel workers’ concerns in OECD

2 October, 2017Dozen union activists and leaders attended the OECD steel committee meeting on 28 and 29 September in Paris, France and made workers’ voice heard about the alarming consequences of overcapacity, restructuring and other worrisome steel market developments continously impacting workers and their families’ lives across the globe.

South Africa: Thousands of workers support national strike

28 September, 2017Thousands of workers took to the streets and marched in 13 towns across South Africa in support of a national strike against state capture and corruption on 27 September. The strike, which was a protected strike in terms of the law, was called by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). IndustriALL affiliates the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union, National Union of Mineworkers, and the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union took part in the strike.

IndustriALL signs global framework agreement with ASOS

3 October, 2017The GFA is a first for an e-commerce brand, and will establish a framework for protecting and strengthening the rights of workers producing ASOS own-brand products in countries around the world.

International and Russian trade union movement opposes the dissolution of ITUWA

30 January, 2018IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Russia issued a joint statement against the dissolution of the Interregional Trade Union "Workers Association" (ITUWA). The Russian trade union centres the Confederation of Labour of Russia (KTR) and the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR), IndustriALL affiliates in the CIS region and global unions strongly oppose the court decision to dissolve ITUWA.

Pakistan: Anger soars over frequent fatalities in mines

22 January, 2018After the recent tragic deaths of six mine workers in Pakistan, with many more injured, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Pakistan Central Mines Labour Federation (PCMLF) staged a protest action in Quetta to demand the government address the problem of poor working conditions and ratify ILO Convention 176 on Safety in Mines as a matter of urgency.

Italian metalworkers demand: “No more deaths at work!”

23 January, 2018IndustriALL affiliates FIOM-CGIL, FIM-CISL and UILM-UIL organized a rally and one-hour strike across the Lombardy region to attract public attention to the problem of poor health and safety at work, following four recent tragic fatalities at Lamina spa in Rho, Milan and Elettronica LG in Rovato, Brescia.

Finland: 10,000 people protest against government slashing unemployment security

2 February, 2018Trade unions in Finland took to the capital Helsinki’s Senate Square today, to oppose the Government’s new legislation aimed at cutting unemployment benefits.

Win for Bajaj Auto workers in India

5 February, 2018On 2 February, the Bajaj Auto Workers union reached a breakthrough in negotiations with management and ended the indefinite hunger strike launched four days earlier.

Cement union in India fights for contract workers’ wages

25 January, 2018IndustriALL Indian affiliate Chanda Cement Works Employees Union have signed a wage agreement covering over 1,000 contract workers at a Lafarge Holcim plant.

Turkey: Metal industry strike banned by the Government

26 January, 2018Is the right to strike still in place in Turkey? The answer is clearly NO. A strike of 130,000 workers at 179 workplaces across the metal sector in Turkey, including all major multinational companies, scheduled to begin on 2 February 2018, has been banned by the Government on the grounds of being “prejudicial to national security”.