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Month: December 2017

International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggles: Free Reza Shahabi!

Click here for the original file in pdf: 2017 – 12 – 25 – Liberté immédiate et sans condition pour Reza Shahabi!-2    Free Reza Shahabi immediately and unconditionally! The undersigned workers’ organizations have been following the situation of Reza Shahabi,…

11 European trade unions and labour federations jointly call for the freedom of Reza Shahabi following his stroke

Free Reza Shahabi immediately and unconditionally! The undersigned workers’ organizations have been following the situation of Reza Shahabi, a member of the board of directors of the Syndicate of Workers of the Bus Company of Tehran and the Suburbs, for…

Determined Posco Assan workers stand up for their rights

27.12.2017 Workers at Posco Assan in Turkey, together with leaders of IndustriALL’s affiliate Birlesik Metal-Is, were detained on 26 December. They had started a march to demand that the Ministry of Labour issue a legal certificate that the union had…

All December 26th detainees, including Robabeh Rezaee and Hassan Saeidi, were released. Tehran bus workers’ syndicate condemns the brutal assault:

Tehran bus workers’ syndicate condemns the Ministry of Labour’s and security forces’ brutal assault   In a statement issued in the evening of December 26, 2017, Tehran bus workers’ syndicate exposed active collaboration of the agents of the Ministry of…

Scores were injured & over 40 arrested after security forces brutally attacked a rally in support of Reza Shahabi

Update 2: as of the afternoon of December 26, 2017, all arrestees have been released. More updates to be issued soon. Iran: Breaking news: Robabeh Rezaee, Hassan Saeidi, Mohammad Aslaghi & Gholamreza Gomar among the arrestees. A protest rally was…

Spain’s Workers’ Commissions joins the international campaign for Reza Shahabi’s freedom

CCOO (Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras) supports the Iranian trade unionist Réza Shahabi As of today, December 21, 2017, CCOO has joined an urgent statement on the case of the Iranian trade unionist Réza Shahabi. The LO Norway, LO Sweden and the…

Restructuring at leading Israeli pharmaceutical company causes mass job losses

Teva has been in a crisis with a huge debt after its unsuccessful US$40 billion acquisition of rival company Allergan. The restructuring will negatively impact around 1,700 jobs in different locations in Israel, meaning that more or less one-quarter of…

Textile workers remain with no jobs, no pay in Madagascar

Just 15 days before the beginning of the Christmas and New Year break workers of the Malagasy company CLASSIC KNITWEAR represented by the IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Syndicalisme et Vie des Sociétés (SVS), received notice of technical unemployment. The company…

General strike paralyses Greece | IndustriALL

Ferries and flights were suspended, public transport was limited and hospitals treated emergency cases only as doctors joined workers across the country in the strike. Around 50 anti-austerity demonstrations took place across Greece. Unions are calling on the government to…

CUPE denounces the dismissals in disguise at TVA Interactif

CUPE has vehemently denounced the tactics TVA have used to reduce the number of employees of TVA Interactif in two videos posted on social media recently. “Since they’ve been unionized, the Employer has made several organizational changes and restructurings to take…

Happy Holidays from CUPE! | Canadian Union of Public Employees

As the holiday season approaches, and as 2017 comes to a close, we want to send our warmest holiday greetings and our most sincere thanks to all CUPE members, activists and staff. The past year has been full of challenges, as…

Solidarity strike in Parma in support of Nestlé-Froneri workers

On 15 December more than two thousand workers and supporters joined the strike in Parma called by the provincial organizations of FLAI-CGIL and UILA-UIL in support of the Nestlé-Froneri workers and their struggle for jobs and a decent future. Food…

Tenaris attacks workers’ rights in Colombia

Tenaris TuboCaribe is continuing its efforts to weaken the trade union during the current round of collective bargaining. It recently dismissed Walberto Marrugo, Jairo del Rio and Jorge Buenos as part of its attempt to break the union. Walberto Marrugo…

Renault Chile workers in victorious 15-day strike

Union Nº1 at Cormecanica Renault Chile (affiliated to Industrial Chile-Constramet, in turn affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union) has reached agreement with the company at the Los Andes plant and ended the strike and other action that it began on 4…

Unions around the world take the IndustriALL pledge to end violence against women

IndustriALL recently launched a new campaign ‘Unions say no to violence against women’. Every day since IndustriALL’s Executive committee adopted the pledge at its meeting in November, more affiliates have themselves taken the pledge. All affiliates in Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines…

Sanofi: Union solidarity moves through global union network

The meeting was organized in the premises of Sanofi immediately after the meeting of the European Works Council (EWC) meeting. The day before the meeting, global management of Sanofi welcomed the international participants and global head of human resources emphasized…

official education inspection body needs to up its game, say unions

UK teacher unions have re-affirmed the Government’s responsibility to acknowledge the need for a fully functioning and quality education system. The unions were responding to the publication of the Annual Report from the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services…

Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions protests against continued imprisonment of Reza Shahabi

Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions protests against ongoing harassment of Reza Shahabi and other labour activists in Iran

Independent energy union under fierce government attack in Algeria

The government of Algeria is escalating its war on the independent union of electricity and gas workers SNATEGS, which organizers workers at the state energy company SONELGAZ. Hundreds of union members, delegates and officers have been dismissed, harassed and persecuted…

Finland: enhancing national language skills

Languages should be learned at the earliest educational stage and language studies in Finland must be guaranteed for all. That’s according to education union Opetusalan Ammattijärjestö in response to the publication of a report on the state and development needs…

Support Algerian union under government attack!

The government of Algeria is escalating its war on IndustriALL affiliate SNATEGS, which organizers workers at the state energy company SONELGAZ. Hundreds of union members, delegates and officers have been dismissed, harassed and persecuted on bogus legal charges for exercising…

Education needs to be at the heart of migration policy

Education should be at the core of the new Global Compact for Migration, according to Education International, commenting on the importance of a whole-of-society approach to migration at the local and national level. UN member states, and indeed all governments,…

Education needs to be at heart of migration policy

Education should be at the core of the new Global Compact for Migration, according to Education International, commenting on the importance of a whole-of-society approach to migration at the local and national level. UN member states, and indeed all governments,…

IndustriALL’s first step towards creating women network in Ukraine

The first IndustriALL Global Union workshop on gender issues took place on 30 November – 1 December in Chernigov, Ukraine. The participants of the workshop were Ukrainian activists responsible for their respective unions’ structures promoting gender equality issues. Participants articulated…

Ivory Coast: Continued fight for workers’ rights in the oil sector

19.12.2017 IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in the Ivory Coast, SYNTEPCI, is continuing to fight violations against workers’ rights at Klenzi Distribution SA, Libya Oil, and Petroci, giving a strike notice on 3 November. Klenzi dismissed eight workers for refusing to…

Labour slate sweeps Pacific Blue Cross board elections

Progressive candidates take all seven seats as CUPE-led campaign nets massive voter turnout A massive turnout by Pacific Blue Cross primary plan holders at the benefit provider’s annual general meeting on Wednesday night has resulted in half of the company’s board of…

SFU residence workers vote to join CUPE

Simon Fraser University (SFU) student residence workers voted in favour of joining CUPE Local 3338 last week in a vote administered by the BC Labour Relations Board (LRB). This group of workers includes 55 employees who work throughout SFU’s residences as community…

Victory against discrimination and harassment for all workers

Workers on contract – and other precarious workers – won an important victory this past Friday. The Supreme Court of Canada’s ruled on a BC case and found that one’s workplace – not one’s status as a worker – is what…

Mexican labour reform proposals respond to employers’ interests

The government’s labour reform proposals were apparently drafted in secret by two senators who are better known as pseudo-trade union leaders of the main “yellow” trade unions that represent the interests of employers rather than workers: Tereso Medina Ramírez of…

2017 – a year of global solidarity in the textile and garment sector

2017 began with massive worker repression in the Bangladesh export industry that resulted in 35 union leaders jailed, union offices shut down, and over 1,000 workers illegally terminated for raising their collective voices for higher wages and better working conditions….