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Day: April 11, 2019

Canada: Unions win paid leave, support for victims of domestic violence

In response to ongoing union campaigns for paid leave and improved support for victims of domestic violence and abuse, Canada’s federal Labour Code has been amended to include a clause requiring all federally-regulated workplaces five days of paid leave for…

Strike for fair pay at Electrolux continues

A month and a half into the strike, management is still refusing to change its position and negotiate on wages allowing for a decent life for the workers and their families. Instead, Electrolux continues to offer an increase of €1/day…

Global #FreeLula protests | IndustriALL

In more than 30 cities worldwide, rallies were held between 7 and 10 April in support of the Free Lula Movement. Brazil’s former president was imprisoned exactly one year ago in Curitiba, having been the target of unprecedented political and…

ArcelorMittal union network aims for stronger global dialogue

Fifty leaders from unions at ArcelorMittal in 15 countries meeting on 8-9 April 2019 adopted a plan of action and called for IndustriALL Global Union to approach ArcelorMittal global management to begin discussions with the aim of achieving a Global Framework Agreement….

It’s time for the IFIs to do some spring cleaning

As the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund enter into this year’s Spring Meetings, Education International has released a statement that calls for these international financial institutions to evaluate the efficacy of their work and to take new approaches,…

Organizing diamond mineworkers in the mountains of Lesotho

The rough terrain is no deterrent to IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL), which is increasing its membership against all odds and began organizing diamond mineworkers in a similar drive last year. The union aims…