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Day: February 21, 2019

Trade unions in Brazil campaign against pension reforms

They will spend the day campaigning against right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro’s proposed pension reform, which seeks to bring an end to pensions. The proposal, which will be submitted to Congress on 20 February, aims to replace the social security system…

Ukrainian miners protest underground against non-payment of wages

The mineworkers are demanding payment of three months of wage arrears from the state-owned coal mining company Selydivvugillia. IndustriALL Global Union affiliates the Trade Union of Coal Industry Workers of Ukraine and Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU)…

Glencore African union network opens dialogue with company

Union representatives from the African countries where Swiss-based mining and commodities giant has operations, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), South Africa and Zambia, met Glencore’s human resources (HR) management team for the first time at the launch of IndustriALL…

Free teacher unionist detained in Kurdistan province!

Education International has sent a protest letter to the government of Iran deploring the arbitrary arrest and prolonged detention of Mokhtar Asadi, teacher and member of the Iranian Teacher Trade Association in the province of Kurdistan.   Education International (EI) was…

Calls for safety standards in artisanal mining as Zimbabwe’s flooded gold mines claim 28 lives

Mining companies Zimplats and Rio Zim are assisting in the rescue effort by providing machinery and equipment. Rescuers say they need water pumps with more horsepower to reach the missing miners as the water level keeps rising. Glen Mpufane, IndustriALL…