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REGIONAL REPORT: New challenges and fights for trade unions in post Soviet Union countries

21 May, 2014It is more than two decades since the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics disappeared from the global map. Many of the nations that broke away from what was once the biggest country in the world proclaimed they would follow a market-oriented path. As a result of the liberal reforms that took place, workers’ and trade union rights came under enormous pressure. Here is a closer look at some of the most recent developments in the region.

REPORT: IndustriALL mobilizes global support for garment workers in Cambodia

21 May, 2014The rights of garment workers in Cambodia have become a priority for IndustriALL Global Union following the government’s brutal crackdown on wage demonstrations in January, leaving four people dead, 39 injured and 23 people in prison.

JYRKI RAINA: Welcome to Global Worker

21 May, 2014“Too many corporations and governments actively oppose workers’ demands for fairness and social justice.”

Domestic violence and the role of trade unions explained

11 March, 2021Although domestic violence may originate in the home, it can spill over into the world of work. Domestic violence is also a health and safety issue, representing a risk for the health and safety of the victims/survivors, as well as their co-workers.

Rio Tinto: The way it really works

14 July, 2015IndustriALL's publication Rio Tinto: The way it really works documents the vast difference between what Rio Tinto says and what it actually does.

Negotiating Security

14 July, 2014Trade union bargaining strategies against precarious work

Asbestos is a killer

14 July, 2014Unions make work safer!

The triangular trap

14 July, 2013Unions take action against agency labour

PROFILE: Colombian mining and energy trade unions make progress towards unity

21 May, 2014Killings, detentions and persecution of trade unionists as well as abuse of labour rights and outsourcing are all challenges faced by three of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliates in the energy and mining sectors in Colombia. Believing in strength by numbers, the three trade unions have now embarked on a journey towards unity.

Defending democracy in Brazil and in the region: Declaration of the Regional Council of Global Unions and the CSA

20 October, 2015The Regional Council of Global Unions and the CSA express their deep concern at recent events that threaten democracy in Brazil. The presidential elections are a reflection of the sovereignty of the people's will, as expressed at the polls electing Dilma Rousseff with 54.5 million votes, and must be respected by all the powers of the nation and the opposition groups that were defeated in the 2014 elections.