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IndustriALL Global Union signs worldwide social and environmental responsibility agreement with Solvay

17 December, 2013Today, IndustriALL Global Union and chemical group Solvay signed a social and environmental responsibility agreement. With the agreement Solvay commits to respect international social standards as defined by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Locked-out United Steelworkers rally at Neville Chemical

12 December, 2013USW Local 5032 rallied with their families and community supporters yesterday 11 December, denouncing the belligerence of employer Neville Chemical in locking out 105 workers and freezing their pensions.

Proud trade union win at Syngenta Pakistan

25 November, 2013Dedicated plant-level campaigners and constant support from IndustriALL Global Union for over two years has today resulted in a hard-fought trade union victory for Syngenta workers in Pakistan.

Kronos workers approve the new agreement

21 November, 2013The majority of 320 workers of Kronos Canada Inc. factory in Varennes, Quebec voted 70.8 percent in favour of the agreement of principle reached at negotiations on 19 November 2013.

Workers denounce illegal lockout at Kronos in Canada

1 October, 2013320 workers locked out since June 2013 at the Kronos Canada Inc. factory in Varennes, Québec, gathered together with their families on 20 of September 2013 to denounce once again the intransigence of their employer.

Three years of persecution for Pakistani Syngenta workers

2 August, 2013The long-standing, sustained attack on the local trade union of Swiss-based agrochemical multinational Syngenta in Pakistan has cost the company huge sums in legal fees, but management continues its ideological path of crushing the union at all costs.

IndustriALL supports democracy process in Tunisia

26 March, 2013Ahead of the World Social Forum in Tunis, IndustriALL meets with the government and UGTT unions to reconfirm its support for the democratic development process in Tunisia.

South African Unilever workers’ solidarity for Dutch colleagues

21 March, 2013Members of the IndustriALL-affiliated CEPPWAWU trade union in South Africa conducted a one and a half day work stoppage on 15 and 18 March, in a strong demonstration of international solidarity with Unilever workers in the Netherlands whose jobs have been outsourced.

Unilever workers fighting for decent transfer conditions

28 February, 2013FNV Bondgenoten began taking action on 28 February after talks broke down on ensuring workers’ benefits and rights, including pensions and work guarantees, will remain in their transfer from Unilever to Sodexo.

Union campaign at Bashneft a success

28 February, 2013Russian Chemical Workers’ Union (RCWU), an IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, reports that the international solidarity campaign brought concrete results—pressure on union locals in Orenburg and Ufa, Russia, stopped, and a union representative was included in collective bargaining negotiations.