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We need constructive cooperation between unions, governments and employers

16 January, 2024Under this year’s theme rebuilding trust, leaders from governments and businesses is descending on Davos for next week’s World Economic Forum. Working people are at the forefront of the rapid technological developments profoundly changing the world of work. And yet workers’ voices are conspicuously lacking from the conversations.

IndustriALL Executive Committee elects female president

30 November, 2023IndustriALL’s online Executive Committe on 28-29 November elected the organization’s first female president, Marie Nilsson from Swedish union IF Metall, as Jörg Hoffman from German IG Metall steps down.

Employers attack the right to strike

6 November, 2023IndustriALL, together with the ITUC and other global unions, are strongly pushing back against the proposal from the employers’ group ahead of the International Labour Conference in June to include a standard-setting item on the right to strike on the agenda.

South Korean unions challenge government at UN

24 October, 2023South Korean trade unions and civil society organizations, including IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Korean Metal Workers’ Union, demonstrated at the Broken Chair in Geneva last week before making a submission at the UN Human Rights Committee.

We want a business and human rights treaty with stronger protections for workers

23 October, 2023This week, the UN negotiations for a business and human rights treaty will resume for its ninth session in Geneva, Switzerland. Together with the ITUC and the other global unions, IndustriALL are pushing for a legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

Raising workers’ voices for change

26 June, 2023This year’s International Labour Conference in Geneva gathered 5,000 delegates representing governments, workers and employers from the ILO’s 187 member states. The ILC passed resolutions on a just transition and labour protection, as well as adopting a new recommendation on quality apprenticeships and a resolution on Belarus.

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.

Union solidarity with Ukraine

17 May, 2022As the war in Ukraine continues, trade unions from other countries are showing solidarity with workers and unions.

Carnage continues in Pakistan’s mines as IndustriALL meets with government representatives

17 December, 2021Representatives of IndustriALL Global Union met with the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Pakistani government at the Permanent Mission in Geneva on 14 December, to address the ongoing carnage in the country’s coal mines.

IndustriALL holds successful test event for online Congress

22 July, 2021Today in Geneva, IndustriALL hosted a test event for the organization’s third Congress, which will be held online. Because the Congress will decide the future direction of the organization, it was crucial to test online participation and voting. The test was a success.