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IndustriALL calls on Ukrainian government to enforce health and safety in mines

2017.06.15Miners in Ukraine continue to endanger themselves going down the pit. Four miners, members of IndustriALL affiliate the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine, were seriously injured in an explosion on 12 June. IndustriALL supports Ukrainian trade unions in their demands to improve health and safety at enterprises without delay.

DIAM sacks 80 Turkish union members by text message

2017.06.22French-based multinational “merchandising solutions” company DIAM sacked 80 union members at its plant in Turkey after an organizing drive.

Uruguayan metalworkers reach agreement with CIMSA after strike and protest action

2017.06.26Uruguayan metalworkers have reached agreement with CIMSA after going on strike in support of demands for the company to comply with collective agreements and payment of wages.

Argentine unions protest at Atucha dismissals

2017.07.12IndustriALL Argentinian affiliates SMATA and UOM, joined a solidarity protest for 1,000 dismissed workers at the Atucha nuclear plant.

No more dirty diamonds

2017.07.12IndustriALL affiliates from Europe, Sub Saharan Africa and India have launched a Global Diamond Network to fight exploitation and improve working conditions across the global value chain.

Iraqi unions urge parliament to reject social security bill

2017.08.10Trade unions in Iraq, including IndustriALL Global Union affiliates, are calling on the Iraqi parliament to reject a draft social security law, which would reduce social protection for thousands of people already suffering in the war-ravaged state. 

Process agreed to prepare for future handover of Bangladesh Accord to a national regulator

2017.10.21Conditions on enforcement and capacity have been agreed  to prepare for the handover of the Bangladesh Accord to a national regulatory body. This was announced following a high-level in meeting in Bangladesh, between IndustriALL, Uni Global Union, brand representatives and the BGMEA with the Bangladesh Ministers of Commerce and Labour.  

Defend Georgian trade unions

2017.11.07IndustriALL Global Union has launched a solidarity campaign with the Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers of Georgia (TUMMCIWG) and its primary organization at Rustavi Azot fertilizer plant in Georgia.

370 Kyrgyz miners reinstated after mass layoffs

2018.01.17Mining and Metallurgical Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK), an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, managed to safeguard labour contracts with 370 employees of the Chinese mining company Full Gold Mining in the Jalal-Abad region of Kyrgyzstan. The employer agreed not to conduct mass layoffs and transfer all the benefits from the previous labour contracts.

IndustriALL urges Shell to intervene over fired trade union leaders in Brazil

2018.03.07IndustriALL Global Union has called on Royal Dutch Shell Plc to intervene in the unfair dismissal of three union leaders at its subsidiary Raízen Energia in Brazil.