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Landmark victory for UWUL in Liberia

11 October, 2012On 29 September 2012 the United Workers' Union of Liberia won a landmark union representation election at Putu Iron Ore Mine in Grand Gedeh County and at their corporate office in Monrovia.

A decisive week for Glencore workers in Peru

21 July, 2015Two unions affiliated to the FNTMMSRP (National Miners’ Federation of Peru), which is in turn affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, face a decisive week in Peru. SUTRACOMASA (Union of Antamina Workers) will begin talks with Antamina on 21 July and SITRAMINA will meet representatives of Antapaccay S.A on 24 July to discuss the company’s anti-trade union practices. Both companies are partly owned  by Glencore.

Colombia - declaration of indefinite strike

18 March, 2015Workers in Colombia’s mining and energy sectors face anti-trade union practices, persecution and unfair dismissal. The Coordinating Committee for Trade Union Unity in the Mining and Energy Sectors (CUSME), including the leaders of the three unions involved in the proposed merger, met on 12 and 13 March in Bogota to discuss the next steps in the creation of a national mining and energy union and declared an indefinite strike in the oil sector.

INTERVIEW: Chile: transforming the Labour Code

18 May, 2015Determined, strong and with the courage of her convictions, Barbara Figueroa is a woman who doesn’t hesitate to say what she thinks. President of the Chilean trade union centre, the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores de Chile (CUT), she sees herself as “the leading spokesperson for the most important workers’ organization” in Chile.Increasing inequalities in pay, job security and social stability have led Michelle Bachelet’s government to send a bill to Congress to reform the Labour Code introduced under Pinochet’s dictatorship which ended in 1990. The new act aims to strengthen the collective rights of workers and promote a fairer system of labour relations. Figueroa is one of the main figures driving the change.

Pulp and paper workers in Latin America fight for collective bargaining

2 March, 2021Unions and federations from Latin America's pulp and paper industry have agreed to fight together to safeguard their rights to collective bargaining and health and safety in the workplace, and to strengthen company-wide union networks.

United Italian metalworkers sign new national agreement

10 February, 2021After more than a year of negotiations, Italian metalworker unions successfully renewed their national collective agreement on 5 February. The agreement covers around 1.6 million workers.

JCM Spring Labor Offensive Status Report

11 April, 2013Every year in February, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Japan Council of Metalworkers' Unions (JCM) participates in the Spring Labor Offensive, where they submit demands to management on wage and working conditions, and engage in collective bargaining.

ISMACO still violating fundamental worker rights in Turkey

9 May, 2013IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate Deri-Is has struggled for union recognition at ISMACO producing for luxury Italian brand Ermenegildo Zegna since late 2012. But the company’s local management, despite all constructive efforts, persistently continues to violate fundamental worker rights.

First federal agreement signed for coal industry in Russia

2 May, 2013After six months of negotiations, the Russian mine-workers union Rosugleprof, an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, has signed its first federal agreement with the Association of Coal Industry Employers of Russia for 2013-2016.

Textile workers reach sectoral agreement in Jordan

10 June, 2013After a year of struggle IndustriALL's Jordanian affiliate, the General Trade Union of Workers in Textile, Garment & Clothing Industries, reached a sectoral agreement with the two employers’ associations: Jordan Garments, Accessories & Textiles Exporters’ Association and the Association of owners of Factories, workshops and Garments.