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EU industrial policy must address social issues

18 October, 2012While supporting the European Commission’s new industrial policies, trade unions argue that they contradict the austerity policies currently in force in Europe.

NEWU commemorates world day for decent work

18 October, 2012The National Engineering Workers Union (NEWU) commemorated the World Day for Decent Work with community service on 13 October 2012.

Textile workers demand support to fire-victims in Bangladesh

18 October, 2012A huge rally took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 12 October following a fire that burnt down the homes and seriously affected the lives of 4,000 Bangladeshi textile workers on 7 October 2012.

Trade unions examine global energy issues

18 October, 2012The Cornell Global Labor Institute and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation hosted a conference entitled "Energy Emergency - Energy Transition: Developing Trade Union Strategies for a Global Transition" from 10 to 12 October, 2012.

Small step but giant leap for the financial transaction tax

17 October, 2012Eleven countries agreed to implement a Financial Transactions Tax (FTT) in the near future at a meeting of European Union finance ministers in Brussels on 9 October, however questions still remain on where the money will go.

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.

Commitment to Trade Union Networks and Global Framework Agreements

17 October, 2012IndustriALL Global Union’s commitment to building and establishing trade union networks and Global Framework Agreements (GFAs) was reaffirmed at the thematic conference on these issues held upon invitation of IG Metall on 17-18 October in Frankfurt, with over 120 participants from 30 countries, from all regions and all industrial sectors.

UKRAINE ACTIONS

17 October, 2012IndustriALL affiliate actions to STOP Precarious Work

Unions secure employment at Indesit in Italy

16 October, 2012A long fight started by the workers in May 2012 against the closure of an Indesit factory in None, Italy has been finalized with an agreement signed between unions representing workers of None plant and Indesit.

PHILIPPINES ACTIONS

16 October, 2012IndustriALL affiliate actions to STOP Precarious Work