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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.

Court rules Shell must cut greenhouse gas emissions

2 June, 2021As the oil giant is not fulfilling its duty of care in combatting climate change, a Dutch court has ruled that Shell must speed up cutting carbon emissions by 45 per cent by 2030, compared to 2019 levels. Announced on 26 May, the verdict not only applies to Shell, but also to its suppliers and customers. 

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

Workers at Petrobras Brazil condemn union busting

8 April, 2021In the face of union busting, Brazilian oil workers' union FUP is striking to protect workers' rights and is demanding safe and decent working conditions.

Nuclear workers worldwide commemorate Fukushima disaster

1 April, 202125,000 people died or disappeared in the Great East Japan earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 and the Tohoku tsunami on 11 March 2011. Union leaders from nuclear and energy sectors met online on 30 March to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

Unions urge Petro South Africa to reconsider retrenching 500 workers

1 February, 2021State-owned Petroleum and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA) has announced the retrenchment of 500 out of 1,400 workers. IndustriALL affiliate CEPPWAWU says the retrenchment notice was issued with no reference to union proposals to save the jobs, and is urging the company to consider other options.

Thousands of British Gas workers continue strike action

21 January, 2021IndustriALL UK affiliate GMB has launched a series of seven one-day strikes to protest against British Gas’ plans to fire and rehire and cut workers’ pay and terms. This follows on a five-day strike earlier this month.

IndustriALL webinar on energy transition

21 January, 2021Listen to the debate on energy companies' commitment to transition with researchers and union representatives from Germany, Australia, Colombia, Spain and South Africa.

French energy unions plan day of action against dismantling of EDF

14 January, 2021Energy unions will hold a day of action on 19 January to show their opposition to the Hercule project, the planned break up and partial privatization of energy giant Electricité de France (EDF), during a climate and public health crisis.

Energy companies failing to invest in Just Transition

7 January, 2021A new report commissioned by IndustriALL Global Union demonstrates the gap between rhetoric and reality as major energy companies fail to back climate commitments with investment.