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Electricity workers speak up in Russia

21 February, 2013More than 500 electricity workers from across Russia gathered in central Moscow on 20 February to demand 25 per cent wage rise.

The authorities keep putting pressure on the ITUA in Russia

18 April, 2013The Prosecutor’s Office questions for the Interregional Trade Union of Autoworkers (ITUA) are at times ridiculous or irrelevant, claims the union.

Russian autoworkers celebrate victory at Antolin

22 October, 2013IndustriALL congratulates its Russian affiliate Interregional Trade Union of Autoworkers (ITUA) with a victory through a successful strike at auto part producer Antolin plant in St. Petersburg.

Russian unions fight to save Ford plant

19 February, 2019Workers fear that the Ford-Sollers plant in Vsevolozhsk, Leningrad region, Russia, will close, at a cost of more than 1,000 jobs. Their trade unions have launched a campaign against the closure of the plant and called for support from global allies.

Russia: 36 workers killed in mine tragedy

1 March, 201636 people, including rescue personnel, have been killed by three explosions on 25 and 28 February, at the Severnaya coalmine in Vorkuta, Russia.

GFAs – a tool for union influence in Russia?

12 November, 2015Global framework agreements (GFA) are an important tool in guaranteeing fundamental workers’ rights, not only in the country where multinational companies (MNC) are headquartered, but also at production facilities along the global supply chain. On 10 November, an international roundtable was held in Moscow, Russia, to discuss whether these agreements could be an additional tool in developing social dialogue in the country. 

Eastern European affiliates meet to build strength in steel and mining

15 June, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Ukraine met in Batumi, Georgia on 4 and 5 June to discuss strategies to strengthen collective bargaining in the steel and mining industries.

Energy unions demand Just Transition at world conference

26 July, 2018Energy trade unions from 50 countries are united in demanding a Just Transition to protect the rights and living standards of workers as the energy industry experiences massive change.

Russian autoworkers seek compensation for harmful labour

15 May, 2017IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Interregional Trade Union "Workers Association" (ITUWA) has initiated mass lawsuits by employees against the management of the company AvtoVAZ. 180 workers are seeking financial compensation for harmful working conditions,which was not paid for several years.

New collective agreement at Volkswagen in Russia

14 March, 2017Three months of intensive collective bargaining at the Volkswagen plant in Kaluga in Russia resulted in a renegotiated collective agreement at the end of February 2017.