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Day: April 2, 2019

LafargeHolcim fires workers for organizing union in Mexico

02.04.2019 Last week 28 and 29 March LafargeHolcim subsidiary Apasco fired other six workers in Hermosillo, Mexico for their affiliation to Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores Mineros Metalúrgicos, Siderúrgicos y Similares de la República Mexicana, Los Mineros, an affiliate of IndustriALL…

Albanian unions and employers want collective agreement

At a seminar in Tirana on 27-28 March, part of an EU-funded project “Strengthening the capacity of trade unions in South-East Europe to improve wages and working conditions in the garment and footwear sectors”, unions and employers came together to…

Sentences served, Myanmar hotel workers leave prison – struggle continues for rights and reinstatement

Six leaders and members of the HLOB union at Hotel Tharabar Gate in Bagan were released from prison on March 29 to an emotional welcome from family and union members after serving their full 30-day sentences. The six were tried,…

Young Nepali unionists demand increased representation

02.04.2019 Twenty-two young trade unionists, including ten women from IndustriALL Global Union Nepali affiliates, met in Hetauda, Nepal, on 26 and 27 March 2019 to strengthen the voice of youth in the union movement.  The unemployment rate for Nepali workers…

Hong Kong Convention on ship recycling boosted by Japanese ratification

Japan has become the tenth country, and the first in Asia, to ratify the Hong Kong Convention on the Safe Recycling and Environmentally Sound of Ships, created by UN shipping agency the International Maritime Organization. The purpose of the Convention…

Trade unions start network at building materials multinational CRH

02.04.2019 Some 30 union representatives and activists from all over Europe came to Dublin, Ireland, on 26 and 27 March 2019, and formed a trade union network to improve social dialogue at the Irish building materials and cement multinational company,…

South African women’s council pickets against sexual harassment at UNISA

02.04.2019 In a vibrant picket punctuated by struggle songs, dancing and chanting, over a hundred women from the IndustriALL Global Union National Women’s Council of South Africa (INWC-SA) came from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Rustenburg to demand justice for Gugu Ncube….

Workers in Algeria to stage further strikes

Bouteflika announced that he will step down before his current terms ends on 28 April but no date has been set for new presidential elections. IndustriALL Global Union’s trade union affiliate, SNATEG, which represents gas and electricity workers in Algeria,…

Maldives: Hotel resort workers highlight need for legal minimum wage in national elections

In the lead-up to national parliamentary elections on April 6, the IUF-affiliated Tourism Employees Association of Maldives (TEAM) organized protest actions calling for a legal minimum wage to be established in the country. TEAM sent letters to all political parties participating…