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La IWW se afilia con la Confederacion Internacional del Trabajo

Submitted on Sat, 12/08/2018 – 1:44pm CHICAGO – En su referendo anual, la administración norteamericana de la IWW (Industrial Workers of the World / Trabajadores Industriales del Mundo) votó abrumadoramente a afiliarse a la recién formada Confederación Internacional del Trabajo…

National Bargaining Conference – Moving Forward

Event overview The National Bargaining Conference will provide local leadership with opportunities to develop skills and share strategies for success in bargaining. Stronger bargaining means more effective unions, better working conditions and healthier communities. The conference builds on CUPE’s steadfast bargaining…

Stop Workplace Sexual Violence | Canadian Union of Public Employees

CUPE is committed to addressing and preventing sexual violence at work and recognizes that everyone has a right to work in a safe environment. Sexual violence is any act targeting a person’s sexuality, gender expression or gender identity that is committed,…

CUPE marks December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women

On December 6, we mark the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre, where 14 women were singled out and murdered because of their gender. One of those women, Maryse Laganière, was a CUPE member who worked at the school. Sadly,…

Lesotho union observes AIDS Day

The HIV and AIDS prevalence rate for Lesotho is one of the highest globally and most workers don’t even know their HIV status. This explains why this year’s message of “know your status” for World AIDS Day on 1 December…

IUF international delegation brings the Coca-Cola Zero Rights campaign to Coke workers in Europe

An international IUF campaign delegation made up of union leaders representing Coca-Cola workers in Indonesia and the Philippines visited IUF affiliates organizing Coca-Cola workers in Germany, Belgium and Sweden from November 28 to December 3. The delegation included Lutfi Arifiyanto,…

Union activists tortured in Iran as strike wave spreads

Workers at the Iran National Steel plant in Ahvaz have taken strike action on several occasions over the past year, in an ongoing dispute to demand unpaid wages and the return of their factory to public ownership. They have formed…

San Francisco Marriott workers return to work with important gains, ending nationwide US hotel strikes

Striking members of UNITE HERE at 7 Marriott San Francisco hotels voted overwhelmingly to approve a new agreement on October 5 after two months on the picket line, closing 9 weeks of strikes at Marriott involving close to 8,000 workers…

IWW Affiliates to International Confederation Labor

CHICAGO—In its annual referendum, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) North American Regional Administration voted overwhelmingly to officially join the recently formed International Confederation of Labor (ICL). The ICL is an international organization linking together revolutionary unions in eight…

EI calls on the education community to dramatically step up progress towards SDG4 and invest in teachers

Global Education Meeting: EI calls on the education community to dramatically step up progress towards SDG4 and invest in teachers Topics in this post: On the final day of the UNESCO Global Education Meeting (GEM), held in Brussels 3-5 December,…

Peru: Manufacturing unions facing up to the challenge

FETRIMAP – a young and rapidly growing organization IndustriALL’s newest affiliate in Peru is the federation of industrial manufacturing unions FETRIMAP. FETRIMAP has grown rapidly from two workplace unions in 2015 to 22 today. The federation brings together unions in…

Shell’s hidden shame – Contract workers on the poverty line in Nigeria

Poverty wages are typical for thousands of contract workers in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. In September 2018, IndustriALL Global Union carried out a mission to Port Harcourt to meet contract workers as part of its global campaign…

Trade unions across the globe show support for Bangladesh Accord

The Executive Committee passed a resolution calling on the Government of Bangladesh to “to guarantee that the Accord is able to continue its work in Bangladesh until such time as there is a competent national regulatory body with the capacity…

Note on affiliation to ICL

CHICAGO—In its annual referendum, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) North American Regional Administration voted overwhelmingly to officially join the recently formed International Confederation of Labor (ICL). The ICL is an international organization linking together revolutionary unions in eight…

Teachers imprisoned for participating in peaceful strike actions

Confronted with the worsening situation of Iranian educator activists, Education International continues its fight to see jailed education union leaders and members freed, and reiterates its call on its affiliates and concerned citizens around the globe to continue to exert…

Teachers imprisoned for participating in peaceful strike actions

Confronted with the worsening situation of Iranian educator activists, Education International continues its fight to see jailed education union leaders and members freed, and reiterates its call on its affiliates and concerned citizens around the globe to continue to exert…

Duty to accommodate: A checklist for collective agreement language

This document provides a checklist of ways to advance accommodation rights through the collective agreement. Every worker has the right to be accommodated and protected by human rights legislation. Specific collective agreement language is not necessary to enforce this right. However,…

CUPE leadership approves $1 million loan for CUPW

CUPE’s National Executive Board has approved a $1 million interest-free loan to support Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in their efforts to secure a fair collective agreement. In recent weeks, postal workers have faced attacks on their rights not…

CUPE marks the International Day for Persons with Disabilities

On December 3, we draw attention to discrimination and barriers in our workplaces and communities, and we recommit to a disability rights agenda. People with disabilities experience higher rates of poverty, unemployment, discrimination, incarceration, harassment and violence. Those marginalized by racism,…

Unions protest plan by Novartis to shed 2,550 jobs

Novartis plans to cut 2,150 out of a total Swiss workforce of 13,000 at production facilities in Basel, Stein, Locarno and Schweizerhalle, and 400 in Grimsby in England. An estimated Swiss 1,500 jobs will be cut, with a further 700…

Time to rethink disability in education

Two new reports by Education International shed light on students and teachers with disabilities, their struggle to be part of our education systems, and how to make inclusion happen. More than half of the world’s children with disabilities never receive…

IndustriALL’s Executive Committee calls for an end to protection contracts and stands up for union democracy

It was no coincidence that the Executive Committee held its meeting in Mexico City just 48 hours before president-elect, Andrés Manuel Lopes Obrador, was sworn into office. “This new government will bring a breath of fresh air, given the growing…

IndustriALL makes joint declaration demanding Just Transition at COP24

03.12.2018 IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll European Trade Union have issued a joint declaration demanding a Just Transition for workers as the world’s nations meet for the United Nations climate change summit in Katowice, Poland – COP 24. The unions…

Union signs recognition agreement with Walker Industries in Kenya

03.12.2018 Unions are boosting their membership numbers and making the most of the growth of the manufacturing sector in Kenya. This has seen the recruitment of 725 workers at footwear manufacturer, Walker Industries. Following a recruitment and organizing drive that…

IndustriALL COP24 Blog – Katowice, Poland

03.12.2018 IndustriALL Global Union’s director of sustainability, Brian Kohler, reports with a trade union perspective from the climate change summit taking place in Katowice, Poland, from 2-14 December. 2 December 2018 The first plenary meetings of the Conference of the…

IASWI strongly condemns Ali Nejati’s arrest and beating- All Haft Tapeh arrestees must be immediately released!

According to the telegram channel of Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Workers’ Syndicate Ali Nejati’s house was raided early this morning, Thursday 29 November, 2018. Security forces stormed the house without any legal warrants, and arrested Mr. Nejati, his son, Payman Nejati,…

Urgent Call: Esmail Bakhshi has been reportedly beaten and tortured

Urgent Call for Immediate and Unconditional Release of Mr. Esmail Bakhshi, Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Workers Representative. Esmail Bakhshi has been reportedly beaten and tortured According to reports that IASWI has received and also reported on telegram channels of Haft Tapeh…

South Africa: Plastics strike in sixth week

IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) called for the indefinite strike on 15 October with support from another affiliate, the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union, and other unions. The…

Unions worldwide express support for Goodyear workers in Mexico

30.11.2018 Representatives from Goodyear unions in Germany, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, South Africa and the United States have shown their support for workers fired from the Goodyear plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, and have agreed on joint actions to ensure…

Yves Rocher workers stand strong after 200 days of resistance

Earlier this year, 132 workers were fired for joining the Petrol-İş union. The fired workers come to work every morning, and stay on the picket line until the end of the second shift. Politicians, journalists, trade unionists, community members and…