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United ArcelorMittal workers in Canada vote for strike

12 May, 2021With a near 100 per cent majority, ArcelorMittal workers in Canada’s Quebec region have rejected the last offer from company management and called for an indefinite strike over wages, pensions and broken promises.

REPORT: Latin American unions look for ways to push for reindustrialization

7 May, 2021IndustriALL affiliates in Latin America and the Caribbean have come up with a sector-based political and union agenda to promote regional reindustrialization, focusing on sustainable development and ensuring a fair transition to a low-carbon economy

Tunisian government and UGTT union sign agreement on public sector reform

15 April, 2021On 31 March, the Tunisian government and the Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (UGTT) signed an agreement on restructuring public companies and reforming the subsidy and tax system.

Union fights for fair collective bargaining at ArcelorMittal in Ukraine

7 April, 2021The Trade Union of Metalworkers and Miners of Ukraine (PMGU) is demanding a 30 per cent wage increase for nearly 24,000 workers at the ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih steel plant to reach the wage level of industry competitors and cover inflation.

Tackling overcapacity and health and safety in the steel industry

23 March, 2021At the OECD steel committee on 19, 22-23 March, TUAC, in partnership with IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll Europe, raised workers’ concerns over the issue of overcapacity, as well as the health and safety situation and its effects on workers.

Dismissals and threats against Belarusian steelworkers

22 February, 2021Since August last year, 200 workers have joined the newly established local branch of Belarusian Independent Union (BITU) at Byelorussian Steel Works (BMZ). In response, union activists have been threatened with dismissals and faced union busting. 

Three workers die under collapsing stack at ArcelorMittal South Africa

18 February, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is mourning the death of three workers killed by a collapsing building at the ArcelorMittal plant in Vanderbijlpark on 16 February.

United Italian metalworkers sign new national agreement

10 February, 2021After more than a year of negotiations, Italian metalworker unions successfully renewed their national collective agreement on 5 February. The agreement covers around 1.6 million workers.

Global steel company POSCO guilty of corporate manslaughter, says union

7 January, 2021A pattern of fatal accidents at the global steel company will only be resolved when workers’ have the right to organize freely and participate in safety systems, says the Korean Metal Workers’ Union (KMWU).

Korean metalworkers' warning strike

2 December, 2020On 30 November, over 80,000 metalworkers downed tools at hundreds of workplaces across Korea in a national warning strike against the government’s proposed labour law revisions, now in parliament.