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Union busting at steel plant in India

20 May, 2022The Mumbai Labour Union (MLU) has been organizing workers at Viraj Steel for two years. The union has regularly raised issues related to workers’ rights, working conditions and wages. In response, management has tried to bust the union at every given opportunity since it was formed.

Fighting privatization of steel in India

4 May, 2022On 28 April, IndustriALL affiliates Steel, Metal and Engineering Workers’ Federation of India (SMEFI) and the Indian National Steel, Metal, Metalmines and Engineering Employees’ Federation (INSMMEEF) demonstrated at the Vishakapatnam steel plant, opposing its privatization.

Fighting for a safe and responsible steel industry

28 April, 2022Today, on International Workers' Memorial Day, IndustriALL base metals director Matthias Hartwich talks about why this day is important.

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.

OECD Steel Committee: workers’ delegation stands in solidarity with steel workers in Ukraine

31 March, 2022The 91st session of the OECD Steel Committee on 29-31 March was held under the dark shadow of the invasion of Ukraine. Various national representatives expressed their distress for the people of Ukraine as well as highlighting the negative impact of sanctions against Russia on the global steel sector.

Kenya: union calls for improved safety standards as worker dies in furnace accident

31 March, 2022Kenyan unions are calling for better occupational health and safety (OHS) standards in the steel manufacturing industry after a worker was burnt to death in an open furnace accident at Blue Nile Steel Manufacturing factory in Thika. Blue Nile, which manufactures galvanised wire and other steel products, is one of the largest steel manufacturers in the country.

Union signs collective agreement with ArcelorMittal Liberia

24 March, 2022After five months of negotiations, the United Workers Union of Liberia (UWUL), which is affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, signed a collective bargaining agreement with steelmaker ArcelorMittal Liberia on 12 March which will benefit 1,260 workers and create 400 permanent jobs.

Successful union building in Morocco

18 March, 2022Long-term work in building union power in Morocco has resulted in two new national unions in the textile-garment and metal industries, the FNTSIME-UMT and the FNTTCCL-UMT.

Turkish metalworkers win after united fight

12 January, 2022After months of mobilization, action, and campaigning, three IndustriALL affiliates in the metal sector, Türk Metal, Birleşik Metal-İş and Özçelik-İş, have reached an agreement with employers’ organization MESS for a sector-wide collective bargaining agreement.

Turkish metalworkers fight for a fair contract

6 January, 2022Covering 142,000 metalworkers in more than 300 companies, sector-wide collective bargaining kicked off in October 2021 between trade unions and the Turkish Metal Employers’ Association MESS. Since mid-December, metalworkers have carried out actions, urging employers to accept their demands against the backdrop of Turkey’s economic crisis.