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9 miners dead and 23 missing after explosion in Ukrainian coal mine

2015.03.04A gas explosion at the depth of 1230 meters occurred in the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk region of Ukraine. At that moment some 230 miners were working underground.

8 miners die at lethal Pakistani coalfield

2015.03.03Eight coalminers have died and 14 more have been injured following a methane explosion at the Duki Coal Mine in Pakistan. 

Victory for 5,000 General Motors strikers in Brazil

2015.03.03A six-day strike by more than 5,000 workers at General Motors in Brazil has resulted in a union victory, with the car manufacturer dropping plans to lay off 800 staff.

Germany: chemical workers determined in negotiations

2015.03.02Sector-wide collective bargaining rounds covering 550,000 chemical workers in Germany are continuing as the latest negotiations on 24 February in Kassel failed to reach a conclusion.

HUGO BOSS: Luxury brand, garbage employer

2015.03.02This high-end clothing brand puts up every possible barrier to union organizing at its most important production factory, in Izmir, Turkey. Company management ruthlessly sacks key union members, and has been found guilty of this in Turkey’s High Court of Appeals.

Progress at ILO on precarious work

2015.02.27IndustriALL took part in a tripartite Meeting of Experts on Non-Standard Forms of Employment which has agreed conclusions to significantly strengthen the ILO’s responses to precarious work

Mobilizing for living wages

2015.02.27All over the world, the IndustriALL Global Union family is mobilizing for a living wage for all workers. In 2014, good steps forward were taken in Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam and elsewhere. But there is a long way to go. 

Right to strike upheld at ILO

2015.02.26After months of pressure from trade unions, the right to strike has been recognized by the employers’ group at the International Labour Organization (ILO) following a crucial tripartite meeting in Geneva from 23 to 25 February. 

Severe union busting in Georgia

2015.02.26Georgia’s leading mining company, Rich Minerals Group (RMG) is coming down on IndustriALL affiliate Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers’ Union (TUMMCIWG) at their gold and copper operations.

ThyssenKrupp imposes cuts at the expense of the weak at AST Terni

2015.02.26The Italian trade unions CGIL, CISL and UIL are ready to start a labour dispute in Umbria, Italy at ThyssenKrupp’s Terni facility if the company continues its policy of marginalizing the most vulnerable temporary workforce.