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Health and safety workshops in Alang

28 April, 2023ASSRGWA, affiliated to IndustriALL through SMEFI, in collaboration with ILO, is organizing a series of workshops on occupational health and safety and just transition in Alang’s ship recycling and downstream industry in India.

28 April - world day for safety and health at work

28 April, 2023Health and safety is a fundamental principle and right at work. IndustriALL Global Union is campaigning for the ratification of the Hong Kong Convention, amendments to the Rotterdam Convention and the ratification of ILO Convention 176.

Attack on workers’ rights in India

30 March, 2023In a cabinet meeting on 17 March, the Maharashtra state government approved rules drafted under the anti-worker Industrial Relations Code passed by the Indian government in 2020.

Campaign for ratification of C190 continues

9 March, 2023Since the ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work was adopted in 2019, unions around the world have been campaigning for its ratification. To date, 25 countries have ratified C190, with Canada and Ireland being the latest additions.  

Indian state enforces anti-worker law

7 March, 2023On 23 February, Karnataka state government passed anti-worker legislation extending the daily working hours from nine to twelve.

Court orders union’s participation in wage negotiation

24 February, 2023Calcutta High Court rules in favour of IndustriALL affiliate, Indian National Mineworkers’ Federation (INMF), for its participation in the coal industry wage negotiation process. 

Affiliates in South Asia call for a united struggle

23 February, 2023IndustriALL Global Union’s general secretary, Atle Høie's, visit to South Asia comes at a time when the region is grappling with the rising cost of living and the erosion of workers’ rights. Anti-worker labour policies and governments’ unwillingness to engage with trade unions underlines the current struggle of IndustriALL affiliates in the region. 

Nine workers injured at Visakhapatnam Steel Plant

15 February, 2023On 11 February, at least nine workers, including five contract workers, sustained injuries when molten steel fell on them in one of the steel melting shops at the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant in India.

Ashok Leyland workers demand end to precarious work

8 February, 2023Unions affiliated to the Working People Trade Union Congress (WPTUC), an IndustriALL affiliate, are protesting in three of auto manufacturer’s Ashok Leyland’s units over the company’s excessive use of contract workers and unfair labour practices.

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.