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Stop austerity for executive staff

24 January, 2013While the minimum wage went up by 2.3 per cent this year and the social security ceiling by 1.8 per cent, minimum salaries for engineers and executives in the metalworking industries in France continue to stagnate. They will not stop regressing until a plan running over a couple of years is put in place starting this year which raises minimum salaries by 3 per cent.

Numsa opposes proposed electricity tariff hikes

18 January, 2013Numsa has rejected Eskoms’ proposal to the South African energy regulator for a 16 per cent increase each year for the next five years, raising concerns that workers and the poor will ultimately pay the price.

Unions prepare for Mexico Days of Action

17 January, 2013Preparations are continuing for actions around the world marking the 2013 Mexico Days of Action, 18-24 February.

International Works Committee established at Indesit

29 November, 2012On 15 November unions and management of Italian-based producer of domestic appliances, Indesit, jointly established the Global Committee.

Eliminate violence against women

16 November, 201225 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. 2012 marks the 13th year that world civil society has commemorated this day, with the UN General Assembly designating the day at its 54th session.

STOP Precarious Work mobilization, October 2012

13 November, 2012At the IndustriALL founding Congress in Copenhagen in June 2012, affiliates resolved to support a global campaign to STOP Precarious Work, including mobilizing their members around October 7, the World Day for Decent Work.

Pay rise for Austrian metalworkers

1 November, 2012Under difficult circumstances Austrian metalworkers win a pay rise of up to 3.4 per cent for 180,000 workers in this year’s bargaining rounds.

Workers invade streets in London

25 October, 2012150,000 people came to London on 20 October 2012 to participate in union-organized actions against austerity imposed by the government.

New union in Canada takes shape

17 October, 2012Two unions in Canada, CEP and CAW, are planning to join their forces and create the largest new union in the private sector of Canada, representing the collective interests of 300,000 workers in 22 economic sectors.

Global networks and GFA expected to defend workers’ rights at Siemens in India

11 October, 2012The Siemens Workers’ Union in India is fighting against de-unionization and the other labour issues that they have been facing over the years. The union expects the GFA and Trade Union Network of Siemens will be the key to defend the workers’ rights and interests.