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Day: May 24, 2018

Kazakhstan: independent union leader freed

24.05.2018 Amin Yeleusinov, former chair of the trade union of Oil Construction Company (OCC), was released from prison in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan on 22 May following a decision of the local court taken on 4 May. In May 2017, Yeleusinov was sentenced to…

Shell unable to answer worker questions at AGM

IndustriALL Global Union’s assistant general secretary, Kemal Özkan, and trade union leaders from Brazil, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia and Uganda raised questions during the AGM on workers’ rights violations at Shell operations concerning precarious work, unequal pay, poverty wages,…

Campaign to free jailed teacher unionists gathers pace

Education International has called for the release of Iranian teacher unionists Mohammad Habibi and Esmail Abdi, while global human rights organisation Amnesty International has also called for Abdi’s release as a prisoner of conscience. David Edwards, General Secretary of Education…

ST Microelectronics trade union network demands global dialogue

24.05.2018 The STMicroelectronics trade union network has said that workers should benefit from the strong growth of the company. The network demands the resolution of social issues in the company’s operations, and global dialogue to secure sustainable jobs and global…

Latin America and the Caribbean activates its strategic plan for the region

“The theme of the conference, ´Democracy & Social Justice´, considers the current situation of the continent. Threats to democracy persist, neoliberal restoration in Argentina and Brazil, coups in Honduras, Paraguay and Brazil, electoral frauds in Honduras and Mexico, and there…

Organizing the diamond mining industry in Lesotho

 High in the Maluti mountains of Lesotho, in the Leribe region, at an elevation of 3,100 metres above sea level, operators such as the United Kingdom’s Gem Diamonds Letšeng mine produce high colour and quality diamonds. Although some of the…

French cosmetics brand Yves Rocher dismisses 100+ union members

Turkish union Petrol-Is, affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, conducted an organizing campaign at Kosan Kozmetik, who produces for global cosmetics brand Yves Rocher. In April, local management dismissed 14 members of Petrol-Is due to their union membership. In addition, management…