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INTERVIEW: April Sims

3 December, 2020IndustriALL interviews April Sims, Secretary Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

VALTER SANCHES: Welcome to Global Worker

19 November, 2020We have lived with Covid-19 since the beginning of this year. Variations of global lockdowns in the first and now second wave have been tough, and workers around the world have been severely affected. The world totals 56 million infected and 1.3 million deaths, bringing us all the challenge of a lifetime

Arbitrator rules Shell must accept collective bargaining on Australian offshore facility

10 December, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) successfully applied to the national industrial arbitrator to force Shell to agree to bargaining on the Prelude FLNG offshore platform. 

Turkish unions unite to build power in auto industry

14 December, 2020A workshop on 8-9 December brought together participants from IndustriALL’s three Turkish affiliates in the metal sector, Türk Metal, Özçelik-İş and Birleşik metal-İş, as well as from the US, France, Italy and Germany, to discuss using global framework agreements and other international instruments as tools for organizing. 

Eastern European and Central Asian unions stand strong against challenges

15 December, 2020Over 50 union leaders and activists from 45 affiliates in eleven Eastern European and Central Asian countries met to discuss challenges, victories and union experiences during the pandemic.

Approaches and responses to Covid-19 in MENA’s energy sector

17 December, 2020The pandemic has brought a sharp drop in oil and gas prices, heavily impacting the oil and gas dependent MENA countries. IndustriALL affiliates in the energy sector met virtually on 30 November to discuss the impact of and approaches and responses to Covid-19, as well as how they tackle the energy transition that is taking place in the region.

Moroccan miners hold underground sit-in

17 December, 2020100 Moroccan mine workers have spent the past week 700 metres underground, occupying the Jebel Aouam mine near M’rirt in Khénifra province. Another 200 workers are protesting above ground.

Goodyear Indonesia workers return to protest line

17 December, 202044 Goodyear Indonesia workers returned to the protest line in Bogor city, demanding that the company reinstate all 44 workers in accordance to the advice of the city Manpower office, provide back pay since 22 June and year-end bonus.

Significant step forward for homebased workers in Sindh, Pakistan

18 December, 2020The Homebased Women Workers Federation (HBWWF) has signed a MoU with the regional government’s labour department to register homebased workers. The process will help thousands of workers to receive social protection benefits in the future. 

GS corner

18 December, 2020As 2020 draws to an end, IndustriALL general secretary Valter Sanches reflects on one of most challenging years for mankind in many decades.