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Base metals unions in CIS countries confront challenges

20 April, 2018IndustriALL affiliates from CIS countries met on 17-18 April in Tbilisi, Georgia, to discuss union responses to trends and challenges in the base metals sector.

Unions prepare campaign to keep Ford factories in Russia

21 March, 2019Ford union representatives and their national and international colleagues spent two days debating possible ways of safeguarding jobs at the Ford Sollers joint venture in Russia, and their response to the potential closure of other Ford plants, after the company announced a review of  its strategy in the country.

Unions unite to defend workers’ rights

4 October, 2018Over 80 delegates representing 40 IndustriALL affiliates from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) met on 1 - 3 October in Baku, Azerbaijan, to discuss effective trade union response against the challenges in the regions.

Russian think-tank: neither workers nor employers benefit from agency labour

16 June, 2012On April 20 the Center for Social and Labour Rights, a Moscow-based think-tank, presented the results of the research on ‘Agency Labour and its Effects on Workers’. Experts found that neither workers nor employers benefit from agency labour.

Attack on union at Russian auto supplier disrupts production at GM

23 August, 2012Vlankas, a company which supplies bumpers to GM in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, refuses to recognize the Interregional Trade Union of Autoworkers (ITUA) local. Several unionized workers were dismissed, causing production problems both at Vlankas and its customer, General Motors.

Voestalpine workers in Russia resign over poor wages and conditions

23 August, 2012Voestalpine workers in Yarcevo, Smolensk area, Russia, took an extreme step in the ongoing industrial dispute: 12 out of 18 field engineers resigned collectively, while simultaneously putting forward a list of demands to the management. According to the workers, this is the only way to stop the persistent degradation of working conditions.

1,000 metalworkers rally against aluminium plant closure in Russia

4 September, 2012On 2 September 1,000 metalworkers rallied against the closing of aluminium production at Bogoslovsky, an aluminium plant in Krasnoturyinsk (Sverdlovsk area, Russia), which is part of the Rusal group.

Union activist dismissed illegally in Russia

25 October, 2012Dmitry Khokhlov, an assembly line operator at Benteler, VW supplier in Kaluga, Russia, was dismissed illegally. Khokhlov is a deputy president of the ITUA local at the plant.

Union under attack at Bashneft in Russia

20 December, 2012Bashneft management is striving to wipe out locals of the Russian Chemical and Allied Workers Union (RCWU) at its plants and replace them with so-called Labour Councils, company-controlled bodies. IndustriALL-affiliated RCWU is fighting back with a national campaign of protest.

Help IndustriALL stop union-busting at Bashneft in Russia

23 January, 2013IndustriALL launches an international solidarity campaign in support of Russian Chemical Workers Union (RCWU) under attack at Bashneft in Russia.