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Kenyan unions campaign against workers’ rights violations at Style Industries

10 June, 2021Seven unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union are campaigning against workers rights’ violations by Style Industries which is determined not to sign a recognition agreement with the Kenyan Union of Hair and Beauty Workers (KUHABWO).

Philippine pharmaceutical unions form tripartite social dialogue mechanism

25 May, 2021Unions in the Philippines’ pharmaceutical industry have successfully lobbied the government to set up a tripartite social dialogue mechanism to address various issues in the industry.

Union busting, tax avoidance, corruption: International trade unions sharply criticize Fresenius ahead of annual general meeting

20 May, 2021Trade unionists from around the world condemn poor working conditions at Fresenius and its international subsidiaries. The German DAX 30 company has long been in the spotlight for tax evasion and corruption.

Georgian chemical workers win better conditions after strike

7 May, 2021Around 2,000 workers at Rustavi Azot, a mineral fertilizer producer in Georgia, have won a substantial wage increase after a week-long strike.

Union in Hungary fights for increased salaries

22 March, 2021Hungarian union Vasas is renegotiating the collective agreement at German-owned B Braun, demanding a wage increase for its members who worked hard to maintain the plant’s level of production of medical devices throughout the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chemical workers in Latin America highlight the importance of union networks

9 February, 2021Workers in the chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceutical and plastics sector in Latin America and the Caribbean highlighted the importance of strengthening union networks to ensure that companies respect the rights of workers in all countries where they operate.

Health and safety a major concern for South Asia chemical and pharmaceutical unions

10 December, 2020Increasing industrial accidents, health and safety risks, lack of relevant information, precarious work, digitalisation in production and building union networks were some of the key issues discussed at the South Asia chemical and pharmaceutical unions meeting on 27 November.

Developing a global trade union battery supply chain strategy

20 November, 2020Battery production will be one of the fastest growing industrial activities in the years to come. Due diligence and opportunities for organizing along the complex supply chain were discussed at a webinar bringing together unions, experts as well as industrial directors.

Vaccine manufacture must provide good jobs and medicine security

20 August, 2020IndustriALL Global Union’s UK affiliate, Unite, is fighting to ensure that the manufacture of the Covid-19 vaccine creates sustainable, quality jobs and an adequate supply of the vaccine for all.

What is ammonium nitrate, and why is it so dangerous?

7 August, 2020A catastrophic explosion in Beirut, 4 August 2020, was believed to be caused by ammonium nitrate. The death toll exceeds 135 and may climb as more victims are found and severely injured people succumb to their wounds.