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IndustriALL sets strategies for Industry 4.0

2017.10.31More than 100 participants from over 60 affiliated national unions in 40 countries gathered in Geneva, Switzerland, from 26-27 October for the IndustriALL Global Union World Conference on “Industry 4.0: Implications for trade unions and sustainable industrial policy”. 

Unions in Sri Lanka march for sustainable industrial policy

2017.12.14IndustriALL affiliates in Sri Lanka gathered in Colombo on 6-7 December to discuss the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability challenges. They committed to build capacity, evolve consensus and intensify engagement with government towards sustainable industrial policy.

Building power to make a difference

2018.07.05IndustriALL’s regional conference in Kuala Lumpur on 3 – 4 July, brought together unions from the region, providing a platform to highlight and discuss wins, struggles and how to promote women and youth in union structures.

“We want an industrialized Africa” say IndustriALL affiliates

2018.12.12Around 80 participants from 20 Sub-Saharan African countries attended IndustriALL Global Union’s Conference on Industrialization in Africa, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 7 December 2018, to explore union strategies on sustainable industrialization of the continent.

Rubber unions in unity against attacks

2018.12.20Meeting in Mumbai, India on 18-19 December 2018, around 50 rubber union representatives from 15 countries in Asia-Pacific, the Americas and Europe engaged in a series of discussions to evaluate progress in implementing the Action Plan adopted by the World Rubber Conference in Pittsburgh, USA in September 2017.

Why are so many auto plants closing?

2019.03.05Auto plants provide well-paid, highly skilled and heavily unionized work, so a spate of plant closures and retrenchments in several countries is worrying for unions. While we need to fight closures plant by plant, we also need to understand the wider structural drivers.

ICT, electricals and electronics unions resolve to intensify organizing

2018.05.31IndustriALL’s steering committee meeting of the ICT, electrical & electronics (ICT, EE) industry was held in Mumbai on 28-29 May 2018. Union representatives from around the world discussed global industry trends; evaluated current activities and future strategies to strengthen union power and respond to challenges faced by the trade union movement.

Energy unions demand Just Transition at world conference

2018.07.26Energy trade unions from 50 countries are united in demanding a Just Transition to protect the rights and living standards of workers as the energy industry experiences massive change.

Understanding the challenge of Industry 4.0 from a labour perspective

2018.10.3070 unionists from IndustriALL affiliates and FNV Mondiaal partners in Indonesia met in Jakarta on 19 October to discuss the challenge and impact of Industry 4.0 from a labour perspective.

L20 unionists call on the G20 to fight inequality and precarious work

2018.09.12Representatives of international trade-union organizations attended the Labour 20 Summit (L20) in Mendoza, Argentina, on 4 and 5 September 2018. They called on the G20 to take steps to reduce inequalities, combat precarious work and ensure a fair transition to a low-carbon economy.