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Global union action against asbestos

13 May, 2015IndustriALL Global Union and its trade union affiliates from as far as Australia have been campaigning in Geneva, Switzerland this week in the fight to ban asbestos worldwide. 

Russian unions join global days of action through letters to the Mexican president

21 February, 2013See here the 18 February letter from IndustriALL-affiliated

First federal agreement signed for coal industry in Russia

2 May, 2013After six months of negotiations, the Russian mine-workers union Rosugleprof, an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, has signed its first federal agreement with the Association of Coal Industry Employers of Russia for 2013-2016.

Ford workers in Russia demand decent compensation

16 April, 2019More than 1,000 workers at the Ford-Sollers plant in Vsevolozhsk, Russia, will be laid-off in July 2019 due to the closure of the plant. Their unions demand the continuity of the plant under a new owner and a fair distribution of the funds allocated for compensation.

Russia: trade unions prepare for wage dispute at Volkswagen

26 April, 2019IndustriALL Global Union affiliates at the Volkswagen plant in Kaluga, Russia, have developed a joint action plan to increase their negotiating power as a stalemate with the company over wage increases is due to become a collective dispute under Russian law.

ITUWA prepares to fight for every job

3 April, 2014April Fools’ Day was a sad day for the workers of the Ford Sollers factory in Vsevolozhsk in Russia. The company released a press release announcing 700 redundancies, and this is not a joke.

Russian nickel plant workers are ready to strike

25 June, 2014Workers at the Buruktal Nickel Plant (BNP) in Russia are getting ready to strike after the company failed to sign a collective agreement for 2014-2016. It is the fourth labour dispute with BNP in the last five years.

Russian union fights for mining jobs

3 March, 2016On 28 February, around 2,000 workers at the Kachkanar Mining and Ore-Processing Plant in Russia held a rally to save their jobs and pay rate.

IndustriALL welcomes the creation of the Trade Union of Industry Workers of Russia

28 April, 2017Three major Russian unions have merged to form the Trade Union of Industry Workers of Russia (ROSPROFPROM). The unions are Trade Union of Defense Workers of Russia, the Textile Workers' Union of Russia and IndustriALL affiliate the Engineering Workers' Union of Russia.

Rebuilding union strength in Caspian region

17 October, 2018Unions representing workers in the oil and gas sector of the Caspian Sea region gathered in Baku, Azerbaijan, for a network meeting on 3 October 2018.