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IndustriALL condemns the coup against democracy in Brazil

3 September, 2016IndustriALL Global Union condemns the coup against democracy in Brazil on 31 August, when the Brazilian Senate removed President Dilma Rousseff from office without presenting evidence that she has committed a crime and ignored people’s support for her.

Jyrki Raina visits Chile to support affiliates

17 March, 2016Jyrki Raina, IndustriALL General Secretary, spoke at a press conference at the Santiago offices of the Chilean trade union centre, the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores  (CUT), on 14 March to express support for IndustriALL affiliates and their campaign for labour reform.

Philippine unions advocate sustainable industrial policy

18 April, 2016With the support of the IndustriALL South East Asia regional office, 13 federations affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union participated in a national forum held on 12 April at Quezon City, Philippines. The forum was aimed at setting a labour agenda advocating a sustainable industrial policy.

Regional paper and cellulose sector aims to form federation

2 August, 2016More than 30 leaders of trade unions in the Latin American paper and cellulose industry shared ideas on forming a federation that would help to build networks and strengthen the industry in the region.

Uruguay: paper union seeks to negotiate the rehiring of 270 workers

24 August, 2016Ninety percent of the workers of the National Paper Factory in Colonia, Uruguay, have been laid off due to the factory’s economic difficulties. FOPCU, an IndustriALL affiliate, is negotiating their rehiring with the company and the ministry of labour.

Executive Committee united ahead of Congress

4 October, 2016Gathering in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the IndustriALL Global Union 2nd Congress, IndustriALL’s Executive Committee united on key proposals at a meeting on the eve of the big event.

IndustriALL Global Union elects new leadership

6 October, 2016IndustriALL Global Union, which represents 50 million workers, has elected new leadership at its 2nd world Congress taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

Rio here we come!

22 September, 2016With less than two weeks to go until the IndustriALL Global Union 2nd Congress, IndustriALL is looking forward to welcoming some 1,400 trade union leaders from over 100 countries to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 4-7 October. 

Improved maternity protection needed in Uganda

11 June, 2015Twenty-one women leaders and shop stewards from IndustriALL Global Union affiliated unions in Uganda met at the end of May 2015 to discuss issues faced by women workers, particularly the need for improved maternity protection.  

Eastern European affiliates meet to build strength in steel and mining

15 June, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Ukraine met in Batumi, Georgia on 4 and 5 June to discuss strategies to strengthen collective bargaining in the steel and mining industries.