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Indonesian Human Rights Commission calls for reinstatement of Grasberg workers

2017.11.02The National Commission on Human Rights in Indonesia has found that the sacking of thousands of workers at Freeport’s Grasberg mine in Papua was a violation of human rights and is recommending the reinstatement of the workers. 

Pakistan: 11 workers killed in series of mine accidents

2018.04.05With the horrific mine accident that killed six workers in the Kalat district in Balochistan on 4 April 2018, at least 11 workers at mines in different parts of Pakistan have died since the end of March. 

Victory for Indonesian pulp and paper workers

2018.06.19A strike on 13 June by IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, FSP2KI, involving 500 outsourcing workers at one of Indonesia’s biggest pulp and paper companies, has led to significant gains for workers. 

Stop union busting at world’s biggest hanger company

2018.08.30IndustriALL Global Union is calling on Mainetti, the world’s largest producer of fashion hangers, to stop union busting at its factory in Sri Lanka. 

Shipbreaking unions in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh meet to coordinate union building

2018.09.05IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh met to coordinate their campaigns for the rights of shipbreaking workers on 31 August and 1 September in Kathmandu, Nepal.

IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union condemn Kimberly-Clark’s lack of respect for workers

2018.09.06Following a global trade union meeting the leading paper and graphical unions from around the world publically condemn the current unacceptable behaviour of Kimberly-Clark towards its workers worldwide.

IndustriALL and Rio Tinto conduct joint mission at Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia

2018.09.26Global social dialogue between IndustriALL Global Union and Rio Tinto took a significant step forward when both parties undertook a joint mission to Rio Tinto’s massive Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold operations and underground expansion in the remote South Gobi desert of Mongolia.

Black Day: unions in Pakistan protest mine deaths

2018.10.02Unions in Pakistan held a day of mourning and protest on 28 September at the continued death toll in the country’s mines, and called for the ratification of ILO Convention 176.

Strengthening young workers in Myanmar

2018.10.16Young workers and youth committee members from IndustriALL Global Union trade union affiliates in Myanmar have been trained in leadership and organizing skills at two workshops held in Sagaing and Yangon on 9-10 and 11-12 October respectively. 

Unions stand up to BHP at AGM

2018.10.18IndustriALL Global Union and affiliates representing BHP workers in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Colombia challenged the mining giant’s unsustainable and dangerous business model, at its annual general meeting in London on 17 October.