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Day: August 2, 2018

Solidarity works – Orona elevator workers in Norway conclude agreement

02.08.2018 Norwegian elevator constructors’ union who went on strike when their employer Orona, a multinational lift producing and maintenance company based in Spain, refused to negotiate a collective agreement, has won an important victory. Elevator mechanics wanted to conclude a…

Turkey: “Strike ban is violation of fundamental right”, rules Constitutional Court

In January 2015, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Birleşik Metal-İş initiated strike action in 38 workplaces after collective bargaining negotiations with the Metal Industry Employers’ Association (MESS) had broken down. The strike was banned the next day by the government, on…

Indian auto and garment workers move to strengthen union power

02.08.2018 IndustriALL South Asia Office organized consecutive workshops for auto sector workers on 28-29 July, and for garment workers on 26-27 July in Chennai, focusing on strengthening union power. In the workshop on collective bargaining for auto sector workers, union…

IndustriALL is looking for a project coordinator in Sri Lanka for organising EPZ workers

02.08.2018 IndustriALL is implementing the project Advancing social justice and workers’ rights in the export processing zones and industrial areas in Sri Lanka with support from our Canadian affiliate UNIFOR. IndustriALL is looking to hire a coordinator for the project…

IndustriALL is looking for a project coordinator for organizing workers in RMG sector in Bangladesh

02.08.2018 IndustriALL is implementing the project Organizing workers in the RMG sector in Bangladesh with support from FNV Mondiaal. IndustriALL is looking to hire a coordinator for the project who will primarily report to the IndustriALL South Asia regional secretary…

Public education is a social right and is essential to building equality

Public education is a social right that must be guaranteed, maintained and financed by the government, and it is essential to building equality. This is the overarching message of the educators who gathered at the Regional Meeting of Education International…

Case study: Glencore in Colombia

As early as 2006, there were allegations of corruption and severe human rights violations with the local union, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Sintracarbón, accusing the company of forced expropriations and evacuations of entire villages to enable mine expansion, in complicity…

worrying mental health issues for too many students

Reacting to the announcement from the UK Department for Education on plans for all schools to teach children about good physical and mental health, the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers has stressed that mental health issues represent…

Want to Stop Violence in Minnesota Prisons? Free Our People

Submitted on Wed, 08/01/2018 – 7:23pm By IWOC – It’s Going Down, July 31, 2018 Editorial from the Twin Cities chapter of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) that links horrific conditions inside with ongoing violence.  On July 18, the…

IWW Canvassers On Strike, Nationwide Actions in Support

Submitted on Wed, 08/01/2018 – 7:43pm By Seattle IWW – It’s Going Down, July 31, 2018 Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. (GCI) is a nationwide, for-profit canvassing contractor which fundraises for progressive nonprofits. GCI canvassers can be seen on countless street corners…