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Workers at VW Chattanooga ready to vote in union election

3 April, 2024After filing a petition with the National Labor Relations Board last week for a vote to join IndustriALL affiliate the United Auto Workers union (UAW), more than 4,000 workers at the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant will vote in their union election on 17-19 April. 

Saint-Gobain Eupen workers still uncertain about future

7 March, 2024In October last year, Saint-Gobain announced its intention to close its Eupen plant. Since then 55 workers and their union, CSC Bâtiment- Industrie-Energie, an IndustriALL Belgian affiliate, have been trying to save their jobs. 

Thai unions advance campaign towards ratification of ILO Conventions

6 March, 2024The ILO 8798 Convention driving network, made up of Thai trade unions and worker organizations, says ratification of the ILO Conventions 87 and 98 is instrumental in realizing decent work for the 40 million labour force in Thailand.

Union win in Sri Lanka

5 March, 2024IndustriALL’s Sri Lankan affiliate, Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union (FTZ&GSEU), was victorious in the reinstatement of 18 suspended workers and a branch union registration at Texlan hosiery factory in Sri Lanka.

Sintracarbón signs agreement with Cerrejón Colombia and avoids strike action

4 March, 2024Colombian union Sintracarbón signed a collective bargaining agreement with multinational Carbones del Cerrejón Limited on 27 February, ending a dispute and preventing a strike. The agreement provides for additional benefits, including higher wages, the conversion of temporary contracts into permanent contracts and longer maternity leave.

Legal enforceability necessary for sound industrial relations

1 March, 2024The OECD forum on due diligence in the garment and footwear sector on 21-22 February in Paris, brought together governments, businesses, unions, civil society, and academia to discuss challenges and risks, as well as learnings and solutions related to responsibly implementing due diligence in the global garment and footwear supply chains. 

Bangladesh’s government must sincerely implement ILO Roadmap

27 February, 2024Ahead of the upcoming ILO Governing Body meeting in March, the report submitted by the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) on the implementation of the Roadmap appears to be an exercise of ticking boxes instead of working towards upholding the spirit of the Roadmap process. IndustriALL is calling on the GoB to sincerely implement the Roadmap.

Malawi energy utility suspends 14 striking workers over wage dispute

14 December, 2023On 7 December over a thousand workers marched and staged a sit-in at the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) operations in the cities of Blantyre, Lilongwe, and Mzuzu to protest a pittance wage offer.  

Tesla strike action spreads across borders

8 December, 2023Six weeks into IF Metall’s strike for a collective agreement at auto manufacturer Tesla, the solidarity strike action is spreading not only in Sweden, but also to neighbouring Denmark and Norway.

Austrian unions secure substantial gains in metalworking bargaining round

8 December, 2023Austrian unions Pro-GE and GPA have emerged as winners from the latest round of bargaining in the metal industry. Following an intense battle and the first walkout in the Austrian metal industry since 2018, the unions' concerted efforts have resulted in significant gains for over 200,000 workers across six sub-sectors.