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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.

Trade unions at COP26: what we did, what we achieved, and what we need to focus on now

17 November, 2021Trade union delegates, including representatives from IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll Europe, spent two intense weeks lobbying and organizing at COP26 in Glasgow to make sure that workers’ issues were on the agenda at the climate conference.

COP26 concludes with half-hearted Glasgow Climate Pact

16 November, 2021The 26th Conference of the Parties concluded on Saturday, 13 November. Union representatives who attended the conference believe that the final agreement struck on Saturday evening, the so-called Glasgow Climate Pact, lacks the ambition needed to limit global warming to 1.5° C compared to pre-industrial levels as defined in the Paris Agreement.

John Deere global union network discusses future of social dialogue

8 November, 2021On 2 November, 30 trade union representatives from John Deere operations in Europe, Brazil and the US met online to discuss the economic and collective bargaining situation in the company worldwide and develop joint strategies for future social dialog with the company. Participants were eager to hear the latest news regarding the CBA conflict and strike movement in the USA in general, but at Deere in specific.

Just Transition declaration adopted at COP26

5 November, 2021Fourteen governments and the European Commission have adopted an ambitious Just Transition pledge which will provide the framework for an equitable transition to a climate resilient future.

Albanian cement workers celebrate signing a collective agreement in Elbasan

29 July, 2021On 26 July, after three months of negotiations, the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Albania (SPMSH), an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, signed a collective labour agreement with management of the Elbasan Cement Factory.

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.

Due diligence in supply chains passes into law in Germany

17 June, 2021On 11 June, after a long campaign by unions and civil society, the Bundestag - the Federal German Parliament – passed the law on due diligence in supply chains.

Albanian hydroelectric workers protest unfair dismissals

10 June, 2021Workers at the Ulëz and Shkopet hydroelectric plants of Kürüm International have taken strike action after the company used restructuring plans to dismiss workers in violation of the collective agreement.

German supply chain law reaches parliament

22 April, 2021The proposed law on due diligence in supply chains has its first reading in the Bundestag, the German parliament, on 22 April. Unions are concerned that employers’ associations will attempt to block it or dilute its proposals.