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German metalworkers’ union launches mass strikes for wage rise and reduced hours

11 January, 2018IG Metall commences mass strikes ahead of bargaining round with employers’ federation Gesamtmetall.

Ericsson unionists strengthen network in South and South East Asia

6 June, 2018The Ericsson trade union network of South and South East Asia met in New Delhi on 1 June to discuss the trade union situation, challenges and critical issues faced by workers at Ericsson plants in the region.

Gender based violence and harassment is a health and safety issue

28 April, 2022GBVH should be recognised as a workplace hazard and systematically integrated into existing and new health and safety policies. This week, IndustriALL is launching the second chapter of the research on gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH), with a summary of the results from the electronics sector.

Apple workers join US union

21 June, 2022Over 100 employees at one of Apple’s stores in Maryland, USA, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of joining a union, IndustriALL affiliate International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

Union picket breaks deadlock in Malaysia

17 March, 2020A one-day picket of Electronics Industry Employees’ Union Northern Region (EIEUNR) forced Infineon Technologies (Kulim) Sdn Bhd to return to the negotiation table to continue bargaining for a collective agreement. The employer had declared a deadlock in the negotiations on 25 February.

Facing challenges in the ICT, electrical and electronics sector

1 July, 2020The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a severe health and economic crisis, with rising unemployment levels around the world. Its impact on the ICT, electrical and electronics sectors was a central topic when the IndustriALL steering committee for the sector met in June.

IndustriALL forms a union network in the semiconductors industry

16 September, 2022On 24 August IndustriALL hosted an online strategy-building conference on building union power among unions that organise in multinational companies and supply chains in the electronics industry.  Over 40 delegates from 16 countries joined the conference representing workers of semiconductor producers and their supply chain. This was the first meeting of the semiconductors’ network, which will also include the earlier created NXP and ST Microelectronics union networks.

Preventing abuse of Malaysia’s migrant workers

10 June, 2022About forty union and NGO activists, migrant worker specialists, academics, as well as representatives from the ILO and the Malaysian Ministry of Labour, met on 24-25 May to discuss the widespread human and worker rights abuse against migrants in Malaysia.

Nexperia union launches campaign to reinstate leader

23 March, 2021Nexperia Philippines Workers’ Union has launched a campaign for the reinstatement of its vice president Emily Barrey, whose dismissal the union claims is union busting under the guise of violating the Covid-19 health protocol.

South African union and communities march against privatization of Eskom

16 December, 2021Hundreds of workers and affected communities marched to the offices of Eskom in Johannesburg on 11 December to protest the privatization of the public power utility which they say is leading to job losses for tens of thousands of workers and will make electricity unaffordable to poor communities.