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Uruguay: paper union seeks to negotiate the rehiring of 270 workers

24 August, 2016Ninety percent of the workers of the National Paper Factory in Colonia, Uruguay, have been laid off due to the factory’s economic difficulties. FOPCU, an IndustriALL affiliate, is negotiating their rehiring with the company and the ministry of labour.

Uruguayan unions march for rights and decent pay

4 November, 2015With banners, placards and T-shirts bearing the movement’s slogans, IndustriALL’s Uruguayan affiliates (UNTMRA, UOC and FOPCU) and other trade unions (SUNCA, SIMA, FOEMYA, SUA -AGUJA, SUTMA and SUTCRA) marched in defence of their labour rights, including decent pay, education and health and safety.

Peru: Manufacturing unions facing up to the challenge

8 January, 2019Peru is a bastion of orthodox neoliberalism, where institutions are weak and economic growth is all that matters. But IndustriALL Global Union affiliates (FENAIP, FETRIMAP and FNTTP) are fighting back. They recently agreed to form a national council in order to work closely together, and have planned a series of joint activities as part of a project funded by Union to Union. The two unions in the manufacturing industry are making gains for workers’ rights.

Stora Enso GFA committee plans sustainable future

5 June, 2019Following the signing in January 2018 of the Global Framework Agreement (GFA) between Finnish-headquartered renewable materials multinational Stora Enso, IndustriALL, BWI and UNI global unions, the social partners held the first biennial meeting of the agreement’s Implementation and Review Committee, in Helsinki on 3 June.

Unions stage global protest against Kimberly-Clark

10 April, 2019Global unions IndustriALL and UNI, are holding a day of action on 11 April against Kimberly-Clark’s restructuring plans and the company’s contempt for unions and workers around the world. 

New global trade union alliance formed at WestRock

14 September, 2018Building solidarity and joint action, unions from around the world affiliated to IndustriALL and UNI Global Union have formed a new alliance of workers at the multinational paper and packaging company WestRock.

Turkey: Strike at Mayr-Melnhof continues as management refuses to meet

10 August, 2018IndustriALL Global Union today visited the picket line of a MM Süperpak Ambalaj factory in Izmir, Turkey, where workers are on their 52nd day of strike action. Management shows bad faith by refusing to meet while pressurizing union members in Gaziantep to quit the union.

Finnish paper strike solid as UPM refuses to negotiate

27 January, 2022The bitter dispute at the Finnish forestry, pulp and paper company UPM threatens to drag on as the strike, which began on 1 January, has been extended until 19 February. 2,200 workers at all UPM business units are on strike, with dockers and railway workers showing solidarity by refusing to handle the company’s goods.

Global unions warn UPM shareholders of investment risk

25 March, 2022IndustriALL Global Union, UNI Global Union and the Building and Wood Workers’ International have written to UPM shareholders and investors ahead of the annual general meeting on 29 March to warn that the company’s anti-union stance is an investment risk.

USW ratifies integration agreement with IP

25 October, 2012The United Steelworkers (USW) announced workers ratified an agreement about the integration of 1,400 workers at 18 former Temple Inland box plants into the union’s master economic agreement with International Paper (IP).