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Ghana must ratify mine safety convention

5 December, 2012The Ghana Mineworkers Union (GMWU) called for the ratification of the ILO Convention 176 on safety and health in mines, claiming the government is “mortgaging the health and safety of the mineworkers”.

Egypt steps back on workers’ rights

4 December, 2012Egypt’s new draft Constitution will treat workers like criminals and bring unions under tight government control as they were under the Mubarak dictatorship.

Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai India workers get solidarity message from UAW

30 November, 2012Last week the UAW sent solidarity messages to the Maruti Suzuki Workers’ Union (MSWU) and Hyundai Motors India Employees Union (HMIEU) in support of their struggle for genuine trade union rights.

Talks break down in Colombia

30 November, 2012On 24 November talks between Termotecnica Coindustrial and the Union Sindical Obrera de la Industria del Petróleo (USO) broke down in Colombia, giving way to further tensions on the ground.

Support Colombian glass workers in conflict with Owens Illinois

29 November, 2012Colombian glassworker union Sintravidricol is facing obstinate management negotiators in bargaining for a new collective agreement with Owens Illinois subsidiary Cristalería Peldar. Today’s meeting is unlikely to provide a positive result and the next step will be a strike ballot. Send your message to management here.

Trade union caucus pushes labour agenda at COP18

29 November, 2012IndustriALL is central in the work of the trade union caucus at COP18 (18th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) in Doha, Qatar, running from 26 November to 7 December.

Young Latin American and German workers attend exchange programme meeting in Brazil

29 November, 2012From 26-30 November, young trade union members from the textile, chemical, mining and metalworking sectors of Latin America and from IG METALL and IGBCE in Germany are attending a training course that forms part of an international trade union exchange programme for young workers who are members of IndustriALL affiliates.

25 November – “Zero Tolerance for Violence against Women”

29 November, 201225 November, the International Day to Combat Violence against Women, was commemorated in Istanbul with a series of events over several days.

IndustriALL affiliates in Cambodia sign unity agreement

29 November, 2012IndustriALL Cambodian affiliates identified trade union division as a major obstacle to advancing workers’ rights in the country and pledged to work together to tackle their common concerns.

International Works Committee established at Indesit

29 November, 2012On 15 November unions and management of Italian-based producer of domestic appliances, Indesit, jointly established the Global Committee.