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Repression against independent unions in Belarus must stop

20 April, 2022IndustriALL Global Union condemns the escalating repression of the independent trade union movement in Belarus and demands the release of detained activists.

Steelworkers show wartime solidarity

12 April, 2022Steelworkers in Germany and Belgium are sending aid convoys to Ukrainian steelworkers defending the ArcelorMittal plant in Kryviy Rih from Russian attack.

Turkish union signs CBA with auto parts supplier after international solidarity

31 March, 2022IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Petrol-İş has signed a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with Safe Demo Plastik after a ten-year organizing campaign with global support.

Global unions warn UPM shareholders of investment risk

25 March, 2022IndustriALL Global Union, UNI Global Union and the Building and Wood Workers’ International have written to UPM shareholders and investors ahead of the annual general meeting on 29 March to warn that the company’s anti-union stance is an investment risk.

Proposed due diligence legislation must be strengthened

25 March, 2022The European Commission’s proposed Directive on Corporate Sustainable Due Diligence is a step forward but falls short of expectations.

Greek unions demonstrate against Kavala Oil layoffs

3 March, 2022On 26 February, three Greek unions organized a massive demonstration and march to the Greek Parliament in Syntagma Square to protest layoffs at Kavala Oil and other industrial sites.

Unions put pressure on UPM customers as Europe faces paper shortage

17 February, 2022Europe is running out of paper because Finnish forestry giant UPM refuses to negotiate with unions representing striking workers. The strike, which has been extended until at least 12 March, is costing the company up to €20 million per week and risks causing a supply chain crisis.

Finnish paper strike solid as UPM refuses to negotiate

27 January, 2022The bitter dispute at the Finnish forestry, pulp and paper company UPM threatens to drag on as the strike, which began on 1 January, has been extended until 19 February. 2,200 workers at all UPM business units are on strike, with dockers and railway workers showing solidarity by refusing to handle the company’s goods.

ENGIE renews agreement with three global unions

20 January, 2022The French multinational utilities giant ENGIE today renewed a global framework agreement (GFA) with the global union federations IndustriALL, BWI, and PSI, as well as with the representative French trade unions (CFDT, CFE-CGC, CGT and FO).

UPM cuts down collective bargaining in Finland

15 December, 2021Finnish multinational forestry, pulp and paper company UPM has refused to negotiate a company-wide collective contract, weeks before the expiry of the national sectoral agreement.