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Oil unions in Kuwait resume negotiations over demands

17 May, 2016In an effort to end the indefinite strike announced in April, a delegation from IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate the Oil and Petrochemical Industries Workers Confederation (OPIWC) and oil unions in the country met with the Kuwaiti prime minister on 20 April.

Schlumberger workers win recognition

4 June, 2020After a worker lost his life at work, contract workers at international oilfield services company Schlumberger in Pakistan, formed a union to defend their rights in the workplace.

Union seeks justice for worker shot dead by police in Nigeria

13 May, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Nigeria Union of Petroleum Workers (NUPENG) is seeking justice for its member, Chibuisi Chikezie Okameme, who was shot dead while at work by a police officer on Covid-19 enforcement patrol in Abia State on 5 April.

Asia Pacific energy unions urge governments to enforce health and safety

25 June, 2020Seventeen unions in South Asia and South East Asia have vowed to defend workers’ rights during the pandemic, urging governments to enforce safety and health practices to protect workers’ lives.

Union confronts workers’ rights violations at Petro Oil Kenya

22 January, 2020Soon after signing membership forms to join a union, 30 workers at Petro Oil Kenya Limited were dismissed while petrol and diesel stations where the union had majority members were outsourced. The Kenya Petroleum Oil Workers Union (KPOWU), affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, says it will fight against the workers’ and human rights violations and for the reinstatement of the workers.

Global unions welcome ENGIE’s commitment to cover Covid-19 related health care and social security for employees

29 April, 2020Global unions IndustriALL, Public Services International (PSI) and Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) welcome and support the programme launched by energy multinational ENGIE Group. The global unions recognize ENGIE’s acknowledgement of the key role trade unions and social dialogue play in the current crisis to ensure the long-term sustainability of the company and the health, safety and well-being of its employees.

IndustriALL raises questions ahead of Shell AGM

12 May, 2020Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell will hold a closed, online annual general meeting next week because of the coronavirus crisis. IndustriALL has submitted questions to the company on its treatment of contract workers in resource-rich developing countries.

Algeria: union leaders released but oppression continues

12 December, 201713 December ***UPDATE*** IndustriALL Global Union is relieved to learn that two Algerian trade union leaders detained by authorities on 12 December have been released. But government oppression of their union, SNATEGS, continues. 

Court recognizes illegal dismissal of union leader in Kyrgyzstan

10 March, 2016At Jaiyl district court has judged illegal the dismissal of Zhanaydar Ahmetov, chairman of the local branch of IndustriALL affiliate, the Mining and Metallurgy Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK) at Zhongda, a Chinese-owned oil company operating in Kyrgyzstan.

Winning a Just Transition to a sustainable economy

29 March, 2016IndustriALL Global Union, the ITUC and the US trade union congress, AFL-CIO, met in Washington DC from 23-24 March to discuss how the global labour movement will tackle policy pressures resulting from the Paris Agreement reached at the COP21 climate summit last December.