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Day: November 2, 2017

IndustriALL Global Union highlights struggles in materials industries

The report covers three industrial sectors: cement, glass and ceramics. This edition has been dedicated to the quadrennial conference on materials’ industries taking place on 2 and 3 November 2017 in Bremen, Germany. The report gives an overview of the…

Thousands protest to demand better wages in Bulgaria

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from around the world expressed their support for workers in Bulgaria at the organization’s Industry 4.0 World Conference held in Geneva on 26-27 October. The conference included representatives from Bulgarian affiliates, the Light Industry Federation (FOSIL-CITUB)…

Pulp and paper sector makes plans to strengthen unions in Latin America

Over two days, trade union leaders from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay shared information and experiences about the economic situation and its effects on workers at the global, regional and national levels, to help them understand the various…

Cement workers launch global union network at HeidelbergCement

Forty delegates from Europe, Middle East and North Africa, North America, Asia-Pacific and South Asia gathered on 1 and 2 November in Bremen, Germany. It is the first time employees of HeidelbergCement  have gathered for a global discussion of challenges…

Indonesian Human Rights Commission calls for reinstatement of Grasberg workers

More than 4,200 workers have been fired for going on strike when PT Freeport refused to negotiate over a furlough at the world’s biggest gold mine and second biggest copper mine, owned by USA-based Freeport-McMoRan. The Commission’s recommendation to the…

Aussie unions fight contractor’s cuts at gas plant

02.11.2017 Oil and gas giant ExxonMobil/Esso is allowing a contractor, UGL to cut wages and conditions by up to 30 per cent and introduce harsh anti-family rosters for workers in Victoria, Australia. In response, the workers are protesting outside the…

Shipbuilders and shipbreakers pledge solidarity in Rotterdam

The meeting was hosted by the Dutch affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, FNV Metaal, and held aboard the SS Rotterdam, an ocean liner moored in Rotterdam harbour. Formerly flagship of the Holland America line, the SS Rotterdam has been converted…