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Unions in Sub-Saharan Africa strengthened by solidarity

2019.04.18Unions in Sub-Saharan Africa face economic recession, deindustrialization, and precarious work coupled by high unemployment and poverty. Human and workers’ rights violations are common, including unfair retrenchments when mines and companies are closed. 

Swedish unions help to strengthen their Latin American peers

2019.04.18Representatives from Swedish unions IF Metall and Unionen met with IndustriALL Global Union leaders in Uruguay to plan the project to build union power in Latin America.

It is time to act on decent work for all e-waste workers

2019.04.17Representatives of governments, employers and workers from around the world gathered at the ILO in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss current and emerging issues related to the promotion of decent work in the management of e-waste. 

Ford workers in Russia demand decent compensation

2019.04.16More than 1,000 workers at the Ford-Sollers plant in Vsevolozhsk, Russia, will be laid-off in July 2019 due to the closure of the plant. Their unions demand the continuity of the plant under a new owner and a fair distribution of the funds allocated for compensation.

IndustriALL and H&M national monitoring committee established in India.

2019.04.16As part of the ongoing implementation of the global framework agreement (GFA), IndustriALL Global Union and H&M met to establish a national monitoring committee (NMC) in India.  

Malaysia: building union power by more members

2019.04.16In a national unity meeting in Malaysia on 6 – 7 April, IndustriALL Council and union leaders demonstrated a strong commitment to build union power by increasing union membership power in the country’s various industries.

Coal unions to intensify organizing precarious workers

2019.04.15Trade unions representing workers at Coal India Ltd will focus on organizing precarious workers and improving occupational health and safety following a training workshop held from 4-5 April 2019, at Raipur India. 

Belarusian workers face repression at Belaruskali

2019.04.15IndustriALL Global Union condemns the violation of fundamental labour rights at Belaruskali, Belarusian potash fertilizer company, faced by members of Belarusian Independent Trade Union, an affiliate of the IndustriALL Global Union.

Tchibo and IndustriALL continue to build industrial relations in the supply chain

2019.04.15The global framework agreement (GFA) between IndustriALL and the German retailer, Tchibo was signed in September 2016, and the parties continue to work towards effective implementation.

Botswana union challenges leader’s unfair dismissal

2019.04.15The unfair dismissal of Goleba Botshome, the general secretary of the Botswana Diamond Workers Union (BDWU), by Pluczenik Diamonds exposes the gross human and workers’ rights violations that are rampant in the diamond sector in Botswana.