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Urgent need for mandatory due diligence

4 May, 2023The 10th anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse on 24 April was the starting point of a week-long advocacy with garment union leaders from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia and Tunisia. The delegation met with the ILO in Geneva, politicians in Berlin and the EU Parliament and Commission in Brussels to discuss the continued campaign on safe factories and the need for mandatory due diligence.

Due diligence legislation must be strong to protect workers - the EU can help make this happen

27 April, 2023Meeting with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), trade union leaders from the textile and garment sector in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar and Tunisia called for mandatory and strong due diligence legislation and Europe’s support to prevent a tragedy like the Rana Plaza disaster from ever happening again. 

IndustriALL’s aerospace sector prioritizes trade union rights in emerging economies

2 February, 2023At the end of January, IndustriALL affiliates in the aerospace sector met in Casablanca, Morocco, to discuss the industry and a strategic roadmap ahead. The region was chosen to emphasize the importance of emerging aerospace economies like Mexico, India and the MENA region, mainly Morocco and Tunisia.

IndustriALL and Solvay renew and improve benchmark GFA

6 April, 2022Building on twenty years of strong industrial relations between IndustriALL and the leading chemicals and advanced materials multinational, a further improved Global Framework Agreement was signed on 31 March 2022.

Umicore and IndustriALL renew Global Framework Agreement

17 October, 2019In a signing ceremony at the ILO in Geneva today, Belgian-based multinational materials company Umicore and IndustriALL Global Union renewed their Global Framework Agreement on Sustainable Development for another four-year period.

Court of appeal decision threatens right to strike in Belgium

11 July, 2019An appeals court in Belgium has upheld the conviction of trade unionist Bruno Verlaeckt for his role in a demonstration in Antwerp three years ago. The ruling on 26 June 2019 effectively criminalizes the right to strike in contradiction with European and international labour law.

Court ruling criminalizes right to strike in Belgium

6 July, 2018A criminal court in Belgium has effectively criminalized the right to strike in the country after it found a local union leader guilty of the “malicious obstruction of traffic" following a national trade union picket close to the port of Antwerp two years ago.

IndustriALL pushes for workers’ rights in diamond sector

25 June, 2018IndustriALL Global Union, in line with its approach to multi-stakeholder initiatives in confronting supply chain challenges, continues to raise workers’ rights issues to the stakeholders of the Kimberley Process (KP).

Ternium CEO not yet fit for Steelie award

10 October, 2017IndustriALL Global Union is questioning the nomination of the CEO of Ternium, one of Latin America’s largest steel producers, for a prestigious award by the World Steel Association (worldsteel).  

Fired by voicemail: an EDF worker speaks out

3 August, 2017On 29 June 2017, EDF Luminus management in Belgium abruptly sacked 14 workers. IndustriALL spoke to one of the affected workers.