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Union busting continues at Rustavi Azot in Georgia

28 October, 2017Workers at the Rustavi Azot fertilizer plant in Georgia are being persecuted and forced to leave the union. 

IndustriALL intervenes in defence of sacked Berger Paint union leader in Bangladesh

17 March, 2014Golgar Hussein, General Secretary of the Berger Paint Bangladesh Employees’ Union was sacked on 4 December 2013 for his trade union activities. IndustriALL and BCEF’s immediate intervention has not yet achieved his reinstatement. The action continues.

Union takes legal action against anti-union SQM

3 February, 2015The National Confederation of Metalworkers (CONSTRAMET) / Industriall Chile, has taken further legal action against SQM Industrial S.A. and SQM Nitratos S.A. for violating workers’ basic rights. In response, the company has taken reprisals against its employees and continues to employ anti-trade union practices.

Israel: workers strike against mass layoffs

19 February, 2015Israel Chemicals (ICL) has made a number of unilateral decisions that will lead to 140 layoffs at the group's Bromine Compounds subsidiary.  In response IndustriALL affiliate Histadrut (General Federation of Labor in Israel) has been on strike for over two weeks. 

Demonstration of unpaid EVM chemical workers in Budapest

14 February, 2014A hundred workers from the EVM chemical company held a demonstration demanding their unpaid wages and allowances on 12 February, 2014. The demonstration was organized by VDSZ, the Federation of Chemical Workers of Hungary in front of the law firm representing the EVM owner.

Authorities violently disperse chemical workers in Georgia

3 February, 2017Workers protesting against their illegal dismissals at the fertilizer plant Rustavi Azot in Georgia suffered broken ribs and other injuries after they were violently removed from the company building by police.

Brazil Supreme Court bans asbestos use and sale

18 December, 2017Workers in Brazil have won a major victory: the Supreme Court of Brazil has banned the use and sale of asbestos.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: union fights to save 1,000 jobs

6 July, 2017A chemical union in Bosnia and Herzegovina is fighting to save 1,000 jobs at the GIKIL coke plant in Lukavac.

Lockout continues at Dow Texas chemical plant

22 May, 2019Members of IndustriALL affiliate the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 13-1 have been locked out of a chemical plant owned by Dow in Deer Park, near Houston, Texas, for more than a month.