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Asia Pacific cement unions focus on organizing and gender equality

31 August, 2022Organizing precarious workers into unions and realizing gender equality in the cement sector is the way forward, say IndustriALL affiliates in Asia Pacific.

Unions in Asia Pacific intensify efforts to organize white collar workers

5 October, 2022Forty-five unionists from Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand met online on 28-29 September to debate organizing and advancing the rights of white collar workers in the region.

Asia Pacific paper unions determined to fight precarious work

23 November, 2022IndustriALL Asia Pacific affiliates from eight countries have identified precarious work as the top challenge for workers in the pulp and paper industry, and vow to fight it.

Global Labour University announces new Master programs

7 January, 2014The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply to its Masters programmes in ‘Labour Policies and Globalisation’ at the University of Kassel and the Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany) and the newly launched Masters in ‘Labor and Global Workers’ Right’s’ at Penn State University (USA).

Rio Tinto workers protest in 13 countries

16 October, 2014In a coordinated day of defiance on 7 October workers organized protests at Rio Tinto operations in over a dozen countries.

Korean unions use Squid Game to mobilize for general strike

22 October, 2021The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions used the popular Netflix series Squid Game in a video to mobilize workers to join the 20 October general strike.

Building stronger unions in Asia Pacific through collective struggle

7 June, 2023IndustriALL Global Union Asia Pacific executive committee urges affiliates in the region to build stronger unions through collective efforts.

Unionists of the world ride for workers’ rights

13 June, 2013On Wednesday 12 June trade union leaders and activists from around the world joined together to participate in a bicycle ride called ‘Route of Shame’ to visit missions and embassies in Geneva, Switzerland and draw attention to countries consistently violating workers’ rights.

Holcim has to take responsibility for workers

9 October, 2013Holcim trade union network meets in Belgium and discusses joint strategies to answer Holcim’s attempt to generate 1.5 billion CHF (1.2 billion Euros) extra-profits on the back of their workers.

Unions defeat zero-hour contracts in New Zealand

22 March, 2016In a major union victory against precarious work, on 10 March 2016 the New Zealand parliament unanimously passed a law banning zero-hour contracts.