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Tell Chicken of the Sea to take action on human rights violations in its supply chain!

US-headquartered packaged seafood provider Chicken of the Sea promises ‘A Sea of Good’ and likes to talk about sustainability. Its products are well-known throughout the Americas. Like many US seafood companies, Chicken of the Sea sources products from Bumi Menara…

Taiwanese workers demand fair distribution of income

Zhuang says that a decade of real wage stagnation is a serious concern for Taiwanese workers – the average real wage growth in the past ten years is zero. The wage of a university graduate is exactly same as the…

Kazakh union leader freed | IndustriALL

Convicted on bogus charges for misappropriation of funds in retaliation for his trade union work and support for leaders of the dissolved Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Kazakhstan (KNPRK), Erlan Baltabay was sentenced to seven-years in jail and was…

Retraining and upskilling: solutions for the future of (human) work?

These are some of the effects of globalisation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution set out in the 2018 Future of Jobs Report of the World Economic Forum. It also estimates that workers will need an average of 101 days of…

International Youth Day – Transforming education for and with young people

Education International celebrates International Youth Day and joins the global trade union movement, standing together with and sending a message to the young workers of today and tomorrow, and to those who hold and exercise power within and beyond the…

Nestlé Russia union leaders targeted for early dismissal

The President and Vice-President of the Sales Force Workers Union have both been laid off in the massive restructuring of Nestlé Russia’s sales force. Both are based in the Bryansk facility. This is the only facility to be closed –…

Turkish glassworkers on strike over long-standing union busting

Union organizing campaign by Kristal-Is started in 2015 seeking legal recognition at the three subsidiaries of Okan Group, namely Okan Cam, Düzce Cam (both located in Düzce), and Çetaş Cam (located in Samsun). The Turkish Ministry of Labour issued an…

Preserving, revitalising and promoting indigenous languages

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Preserving, revitalising and promoting indigenous languages Education International joins in the celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on the 9th of August. This year’s theme is Indigenous Languages, in…

trade unionist leaders bring educator views to the Kurdistan Parliament

Iraq: trade union leaders bring educators’ views to the Kurdistan Parliament Meeting with the Kurdistan Parliament’s President, Deputy President and Secretary, leaders of the Kurdistan Teachers Union urged Parliament to work towards free quality education for all. As the new…

Unions build unity through collective bargaining training in Madagascar

These are the issues that were discussed at a two-day workshop held on 2-3 August in Fort Dauphin, organized by the United Steelworkers (USW) from Canada and IndustriALL Global Union with support from the Steelworkers Humanity Fund (SWHF). The workshop…

Indian unions hold nationwide protest against anti-worker labour law ‘reforms’

Workers across India, including those from IndustriALL’s affiliates, hit the streets in response to central trade unions’ call for nationwide protests on 2 August as the Modi government introduced the Code on Wages Bill and the Code on Occupational Safety,…

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for

Education International (EI) General Secretary David Edwards delivered the global union’s Progress Report and reassured delegates that despite all the world’s tyrants, dictators, haters, racists and democracy in disarray, he believes “progress has not paused; progress is not retreating or…

Mass strike in Hong Kong shows the depth of support for the democracy movement

Hundreds of thousands of public and private sector workers responded to the August 5 strike call by the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), which brought Hong Kong to a standstill. Workers organized workplace assemblies and marched in support…

Uniting forces to change the world

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi sparked hope for change among delegates at the EI World Congress with a motivational speech on leadership, change and justice. An ally of educators well known to delegates present at EI World Congress in…

Northern Ireland shipyard workers occupy yard that built the Titanic

The 130 workers, members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliates Unite and GMB, are calling for the yard to be nationalized. The yard was put up for sale in December 2018 due to serious financial problems at its Norwegian parent company,…

Hogg Market, Kolkata, India

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Bagan – Happy field worker

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Bangladesh unions organize medical camp for shipbreaking workers

The temporary clinic to provide a basic health check-up and free medical treatment to shipbreaking workers was organized by IndustriALL affiliates the Bangladesh Metal Workers’ Federation (BMF) and the Bangladesh Metal, Chemical, Garments and Tailors Workers’ Federation (BMCGTWF) as part…

Union says corruption main cause of Zimbabwe’s power cuts

The level of corruption is so high that services have been crippled. In the few factories that remain open, thousands of jobs are being lost as there is no power to run machinery and equipment. The power utility is also…

Four coal miners dead and nine injured in a Coal India accident

Bharatpur is in the Talcher coalfields of Mahanadi Coalfields, a subsidiary of Coal India Limited in the state of Odisha. So far, nine coal miners have been rescued from the debris and are receiving medical treatment. The bodies of three…

Cement unions in India commit to improve occupational health and safety

Trade union representatives reported that despite improvements in OHS in the cement industry and periodic health check-ups in many places, most of the workforce in the industry is not provided with comprehensive safety training. As a result, a large number…

Congress ends, but the fight is not over

Saying good-bye to 1400 participants, the last day of World Congress was not easy. Now the numerous plans and policies will be put into action by united and capable education unionists. After an intense week, Congress came to a close…

Breakthrough health and safety agreement at Danone Russia

The IUF Russian affiliates AIWU and Novoprof have taken a significant step towards raising health and safety standards at Danone facilities throughout Russia in a newly-signed agreement. The agreement builds on the international agreement on health, safety and stress between…

Young workers discuss strategies for the future of unions in Africa

These are some of the issues that were discussed at the youth activist school in Durban, South Africa, 23-25 July which concluded that the challenges are also an opportunity to transform unions. The 26 participants at the school were drawn…

Denmark: Burger King workers win their first collective agreement

The IUF-affiliated 3F has won a first collective agreement covering 33 Burger King restaurants owned by four different operators. The collective agreement covers some 1.400 employees and provides for guaranteed working hours, bonus payment for evening and weekend hours, duty…

Congress welcomes new EI Executive Board

The torch was passed on the last day of Education International’s 8th World Congress as the new Executive Board was officially welcomed and delegates paid tribute to outgoing members. The elections saw a considerable increase in the number of women…

It’s our victory – ILO adopts new global standards to combat violence and harassment in the world of work

The IUF wholeheartedly welcomes the adoption on June 21 of new global standards on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. The Convention and Recommendation, adopted at the 2019 International Labour Conference, are the outcome of sustained mobilization and…

Aqua Star, audits and a union leader in prison

No one surpasses the standards we set for ourselvesAqua Star The failures of social audits, which ostensibly serve to assess supplier compliance with minimum standards, are well known. Rana Plaza had been auditied, and certified to be in compliance with…

Educators’ unions in Australia and the EU call for education to be carved out of trade negotiations

Educators’ unions in Australia and the EU call for education to be carved out of trade negotiations During the Education International (EI) 8th World Congress, affiliated educators’ unions in Australia and the European Union issued a statement calling for the…

Wood Buffalo Housing continues to push for fly-by-night contractors over employees

As the lockout of Wood Buffalo Housing (WBH) employees reaches the two-month mark, bargaining between CUPE 1505 in Fort McMurray, AB and the housing authority continues at a slow pace. Earlier today, Wood Buffalo Housing issued a news release outlining its…