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Michigan’s new anti-worker legislation condemned

13 December, 2012IndustriALL’s affiliates in the US are condemning the Midwestern state of Michigan’s new “right-to-work” legislation, which despite its name serves to reduce workers’ rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions.

Pact on decent jobs signed in Tunisia

17 January, 2013Tunisian workers mark the second anniversary of the revolution that put an end to the regime of President Ben Ali with a benchmark agreement on the creation of decent jobs.

Miners' union and companies want to improve industrial relations

28 January, 2016The Mexican miners’ union and more than 40 companies share the same objective: tackle the problems caused by the global economy for both workers and companies. This was on the agenda when they met on 21-23 January to discuss how to improve industrial relations.

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.

IndustriALL warns Argentina not to weaken labour laws

23 March, 2016On a visit to Argentina, IndustriALL general secretary Jyrki Raina warned the new government not to weaken labour laws and social protection, as a sustained economic crisis threatens jobs in the country.

Workers not slaves: Turkish unions oppose labour broker system

8 March, 2016The Turkish parliament is debating a draft bill proposed by the government giving private employment agencies the right to hire workers in a range of sectors. If passed, the new law would entail a huge shift in the labour market, from permanent to short-term contracts, allowing the widespread use of precarious employment contracts.

Willbes & Co reinstates 15 dismissed workers in the Dominican Republic

24 August, 2017National and international solidarity, combined with intervention by global brands, played an important role in encouraging the Korean clothing company Willbes & Co to reinstate 15 workers who were dismissed for exercising their right to organize.

Trade unions in Brazil campaign against pension reforms

19 February, 2019On 20 February, trade unions in Brazil will hold a national day to support universal, public social security and condemn plans to destroy the country's pension system.

Mauritian employers use Covid-19 to push back against labour laws

23 July, 2020In October 2019, Mauritian unions won a great victory when new labour law amendments were introduced after years of struggle. But employers have used the pandemic to push back.

Sintracarbón ends collective bargaining dispute with Cerrejón

6 April, 2020IndustriALL Colombian affiliate Sintracarbón has withdrawn its list of demands from Cerrejón, ending the collective bargaining dispute and cancelling the strike approved by union members.