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FirstEnergy and Penelec persist with lockout

6 January, 2014Despite severe winter storm and potential outages in U.S. the electric company Penelec and its parent company FirstEnergy remain reluctant to consider union proposals and concerns and proceed with lockout of utility workers.

Workers United successful strike repels two-tier contract

15 October, 2014IndustriALL’s affiliate Workers United, Local 2641, ratified a new collective agreement on 12 October to end their strike and reject the disruptive two-tier contract proposed by glass company NGF, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The plant produces specialty glass fibers for industrial use.

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.

Support Colombian glass workers in conflict with Owens Illinois

29 November, 2012Colombian glassworker union Sintravidricol is facing obstinate management negotiators in bargaining for a new collective agreement with Owens Illinois subsidiary Cristalería Peldar. Today’s meeting is unlikely to provide a positive result and the next step will be a strike ballot. Send your message to management here.

Electricity workers take to the streets in Russia

22 November, 2012On 15 November 180 members of the All-Russian Electric Trade Union (ARETU), an IndustriALL affiliate, held a rally in central Moscow, demanding higher wages for electricity workers. The action was supported by two pickets and a press conference.

Caterpillar locks out workers in Australia

27 June, 2012Bucyrus, a member of Caterpillar group of companies, producer of mining machines in New South Wales, Australia locked out 150 workers, members of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU). IndustriALL Global Union calls for solidarity.

Bridgestone workers in Bahia remain mobilized

24 August, 2012Bridgestone workers have ended one of the longest strikes in the history of Brazilian manufacturing industry but remain mobilised after mediation by the Ministry of Labour leads to further negotiations.

IndustriALL extends full solidarity to NUM

13 December, 2012Following a report to its Executive Committee meeting on a high level mission of IndustriALL affiliates to South Africa, IndustriALL reiterated its unequivocal support for the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).

Petrotrin workers forced back to work after strike

21 March, 2013On 13 March, thousands of employees of the state-owned oil company Petrotrin, members of the Oil Workers Trade Union (OWTU), affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, stopped work and demonstrated in front of the company's offices in Point-a-Pierre, Trinidad and Tobago, to protest at the company's failure to comply with the terms of the collective agreement signed one year ago.

Tough negotiations for new collective bargaining agreement for German paper sector

12 July, 2013After several hard rounds of negotiations the IG BCE has reached a new two-year collective agreement for its members in the German paper sector.