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5 reasons to join a union

1 February, 2019There’s never been a more important time to join a union. As 26 billionaires own as many assets as the poorest 50 per cent of the world’s population, ordinary people are finding it harder to make ends meet. Trade unions fight for working people so they get a fairer share of profits, that in turn leads to a healthy economy and stable society. So what do they offer? 

Union signs historic agreement with Ternium Guatemala

21 February, 2020After an eight-year struggle, Sitraternium signed an collective agreement with Ternium Guatemala on 29 January.

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.

Brazil: collective agreements in response to Covid-19

4 May, 2020In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, unions in Brazil have negotiated agreements that set out alternative solutions protecting workers' lives and rights.

PROFILE: Singaporean petroleum union negotiates with employers to protect jobs

11 January, 2021Amid the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the United Workers of Petroleum Industry of Singapore (UWPI) is negotiating with employers to secure local jobs, reskilling trainings and industry transformation.

Union approves agreement to save jobs at Renault Brazil

13 August, 2020Members of the Curitiba metalworkers' union (SMC) voted to approve an agreement with Renault that will save jobs at the carmaker's plant, bringing an end to a 21-day strike.

Sintracarbón backs strike call at Cerrejón

24 August, 2020Colombian union Sintracarbón has called for a strike at the Cerrejón mine, rejecting the new shift system which would eliminate 1,200 jobs, and the loss of benefits.  It also denounces the increase in Covid-19 infections in the company.