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Day: April 15, 2019

Hyundai and Kia unions call for a global framework agreement

The meeting, which was opened by the president of host union OS KOVO, Jaroslav Souček, was held in Ostrava because of the importance of the local Hyundai plant. Participants spoke about relations at Hyundai and Kia plants and suppliers around…

UNBC teaching assistants vote to join CUPE

Teaching assistants (TAs) at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) voted overwhelmingly to join CUPE 2278 in a labour board vote held on Wednesday. The 76 TAs will now be members of the union local representing teaching assistants and English-language…

Botswana union challenges leader’s unfair dismissal

The union is demanding her immediate reinstatement and an end to all of forms of victimization and union busting. Botshome, who has worked for the company for nine years, was dismissed in November 2018 on allegations of poor work performance and negligence,…

CUPE files to represent WestJet Encore flight attendants

CUPE has filed an application at the Canada Industrial Relations Board to represent flight attendants at WestJet Encore. A majority of WestJet Encore flight attendants have signed cards supporting unionization with CUPE, after citing the need for better schedules and better opportunities for…

Tchibo and IndustriALL continue to build industrial relations in the supply chain

The parties met in Hamburg, Germany at the beginning of April to review the work of the last two years and to develop plans for 2019 and 2020.  Participants from India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Turkey and Myanmar attended the two-day workshop….

Ford government’s budget offers only “fake” investments in education

Empty promises and meaningless phrases in the Ford government’s budget announcement mask the true harm that will be done to Ontario’s students and system of public education, said the leader of the council that represents 55,000 education workers in CUPE. The…

Belarusian workers face repression at Belaruskali

In a letter to the company dated to 11 April 2019, IndustriALL general secretary Valter Sanches said: “We are outraged with the reports about the anti-union policies and practices engaged by the management of Belaruskali, which have resulted in the…

Coal unions to intensify organizing precarious workers

A total of 25 union representatives, including eleven women organizers, who are members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliates, the Indian National Mine Workers Federation (INMF) and Hind Khadan Mazdoor Federation (HKMF) participated in the workshop, organized as part of IndustriALL’s…

Top human rights award goes to education leader

The Secretary General of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) in the Philippines has been named as recipient of a top international prize for trade union rights.   France Castro, a top trade union activist in the Philippines, has been…

The Accord must continue in Bangladesh until the government is truly able to ensure worker safety

IndustriALL assistant general secretary Jenny Holdcroft said, “It is good that the Court has decided to allow more time for negotiations between the Accord and the BGMEA and the Government. The Accord cannot cease its operations without a resolution that…