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US Nissan workers seek fair union election

26 November, 2012Launched at the LabourStart conference in Sydney on 26 November, 3,000 workers at Nissan’s assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi, USA are campaigning for a fair union election and an end to Nissan’s fear and intimidation tactics.

Labour rights are human rights: UN report

20 October, 2016A powerful new UN report on freedom of assembly criticizes the “artificial distinction” between labour and human rights.

IndustriALL Global Union briefing

24 June, 2012How Rio Tinto mistreats its African workforce Tuesday 26 June 2012 10:30 Foreign Press Association, 25 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N 5AP, London

New global labour force, IndustriALL Global Union, targets mining giant Rio Tinto

26 June, 2012One week after its creation, IndustriALL Global Union announced its intention to shine a light on Rio Tinto’s unethical behavior around the world, starting with the release of a report on the company’s operations in Africa.

Jyrki Raina's speech to the Foreign Press Association, London

26 June, 2012One week after the creation of IndustriALL Global Union, General Secretary Jyrki Raina announces to the Foreign Press Association his intention of shining a light on Rio Tinto’s unethical behavior around the world, starting with the release of a report on the company’s operations in Africa.

Unionized labour produces IndustriALL Congress t-shirts and bags

19 June, 2012Workers organized by the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) and employed at a Mazpah clothing factory in Cape Town have produced the t-shirts and bags for IndustriALL’s founding Congress.

Sri Lanka should learn from J Crew’s exit

3 August, 2012The recent decision by US retailer J Crew to pull future orders from its Sri Lankan supplier Mirrai PVT Ltd. after the manufacturer refused to correct serious violations is sending a message to the industry that codes of conduct can be more than paper tigers.

Unions file OECD complaint against PKC

30 August, 2012Unions in Finland and Mexico joined with IndustriALL Global Union on 28 August in filing a complaint with the OECD against Finnish autoparts maker PKC Group for union busting in Mexico.

IndustriALL joins Global Unions in demanding a stop to violence in Turkey

5 June, 2013On 3 June the Council of Global Unions (CGU) discussed the developments in Turkey and expressed their deep concern, regret and outrage over brutal and excessive violence applied by the Turkish security forces against people peacefully exercising their rights of freedom of assembly.

IndustriAll constitutes Women’s Committee

14 June, 2013The IndustriALL Women’s Committee was constituted in Frankfurt on 27 May 2013. Christine Olivier (Numsa, South Africa) was elected to chair the Committee and Gwenne Farrell (COPE, Canada) was elected as vice-chair.