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United Italian metalworkers sign new national agreement

10 February, 2021After more than a year of negotiations, Italian metalworker unions successfully renewed their national collective agreement on 5 February. The agreement covers around 1.6 million workers.

Gender audits in Zambia and Zimbabwe to protect women’s rights at work

28 January, 2021A number of IndustriALL affiliates in Zambia and Zimbabwe are implementing recommendations from gender audits that took place in November and December 2020. The gender audits are a response to reports of increased violence against women during the Covid-19 lockdowns in most countries in Sub Saharan Africa.

Somalia ratifies C190 and six other ILO conventions

17 February, 2021Somalia’s ratification of Convention 190 and six other International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions is the result of a successful campaign by trade unions to improve labour standards in the country.

Victims of Brumadinho disaster call for settlement with Vale to be overturned

16 February, 2021Mining company Vale and the Minas Gerais state government have reached a settlement over the tragedy that took place two years ago in Brumadinho, Brazil. But affected communities say they were left out of the negotiations and are petitioning the Federal Supreme Court to overturn the agreement.

Brazil: collective agreements in response to Covid-19

4 May, 2020In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, unions in Brazil have negotiated agreements that set out alternative solutions protecting workers' lives and rights.

Protecting workers’ rights during lockdown in Mauritius

16 April, 2020Trade unions in Mauritius are fearing a push-back from employers taking advantage of the pandemic to undermine workers’ rights and benefits.

Veolia Moroccan subsidiary flouts labour laws and underpays wages

8 May, 2020500 employees of Veolia’s Moroccan subsidiary Amanor are stopped from receiving state aid during the Covid-19 pandemic, as the employer is refusing to register the workers with the national social security office.

Support Ukrainian miners protesting underground

21 September, 2020Today is the 18th day of the underground protest by 149 Ukrainian miners of the Kryvyi Rih Ore Plant, and the protesters' health is deteriorating. A LabourStart campaign to support miners’ demands has been launched.

Bangladesh: union win to reinstate pregnant garment workers

28 September, 2020IndustriALL affiliate BGTLWF has signed an important agreement with Adams Apparels to reinstate twelve workers who were dismissed when the employer found out that they were pregnant.

Union activists reinstated at Tanzila textile, Bangladesh

9 September, 2020IndustriALL affiliate BGTLWF has reached an agreement with Tanzila textile and the BGMEA to reinstate12 workers who were fired for participating in union activities.