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    Default IndustriALL celebrates 5 years

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    Five years since its founding Congress in Copenhagen, IndustriALL Global Union has kept its promise to be a campaigning organization becoming a powerful force in fighting for workers’ rights and social justice worldwide.


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    Default AKG Thermotechnik fires union leaders in Turkey

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    German radiator and cooling system manufacturer AKG Thermotechnik has dismissed union leaders from its plant in Izmir, Turkey.


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    Default Garment employer files charges against workers

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    Workers at the Azim Group’s Orchid and Savar factories in Bangladesh, were attacked at the factory gates for wanting to form a union. Now company management has filed criminal charges against 61 of its workers.


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    Default IndustriALL calls on Ukrainian government to enforce health and safety in mines

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    Miners in Ukraine continue to endanger themselves going down the pit. Four miners, members of IndustriALL affiliate the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine, were seriously injured in an explosion on 12 June. IndustriALL supports Ukrainian trade unions in their demands to improve health and safety at enterprises without delay.


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    Default Metalúrgicos uruguayos logran acuerdo con CIMSA tras paro y movilizaciones

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    Los trabajadores metalúrgicos del Uruguay llegaron a un acuerdo con la empresa CIMSA tras desarrollar un paro indefinido de labores donde demandaron el cumplimiento de los convenios colectivos y el pago de los salarios


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    Default Uruguayan metalworkers reach agreement with CIMSA after strike and other action

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    Uruguayan metalworkers have reached agreement with CIMSA after going on strike in support of demands for the company to comply with collective agreements and payment of wages.


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    Default Turkish sock and underwear factory sacks union members

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    Beks Sock and Underwear Factory – which produces for H&M, M&S and Tchibo – has fired union members in response to an organizing drive.


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    Default John Deere trade union network favours social dialogue

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    Trade union delegates from all continents where John Deere operates came together and discussed their needs at the growing multinational in Frankfurt, Germany, from 20 to 21 June.


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    Default Unions mobilize against the Spanish government's ongoing attack on the right to strik

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    In Spain, the right-wing government of Mariano Rajoy continues its assault on the right to strike. Sixteen months after 8 trade unionists were acquitted of criminal charges (see The Airbus 8 and the right to strike: unfinished business) for having taken part in the 2010 general strike against austerity, two union representatives face prison terms of up to 7 years for their participation in the general strike of 2012.
    On July 7, UGT shop stewards Rubén Ranz and José Manuel Nogales will be tried under Article 315.3 of the criminal code, a legislative vestige of the Franco era which the Rajoy government has revived. They were arrested in a mass police assault on a peaceful informational picket in Madrid on the evening of the March 29, 2012 general strike.

    On June 21, the trade union confederations CC.OO and UGT held a mass rally in central Madrid to condemn the Rajoy government's ongoing criminalization of the right to strike and demand the charges be dropped (HERE you can see the rally and the speeches of the CC.OO and UGT leaders). The IUF, together with other international trade union organizations, is building solidarity and support for the two shop stewards and calling for the repeal of laws which criminalize the exercise of the right to strike, a fundamental human right.





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    Default Caterpillar trade union network masters challenges and makes progress

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    More than 30 trade union delegates from North America, Brazil, Europe, Japan and India from unions at multinational mechanical engineering giant Caterpillar met in Frankfurt, Germany, from 22 to 23 June.


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