Updates in this dossier

Samsung expects profit growth and has overtaken Intel

Samsung Electronics earnings are expected to hit $12 billion. The growth in profit was driven largely by the success of the company’s semiconductor business. On the other side Samsung management discourages employees from speaking up and identifying problems. On Friday July 7th Samsung Electronics said…

Global unions urge world leaders to elevate example of Bangladesh Accord

As the G20 tried to tackle issues such as fair trade and corporate responsibility in Hamburg, global unions were calling on summit participants to look to the recently re-signed Bangladesh Accord as a model for promoting sustainable business practices. IndustriALL General Secretary, Valter Sanches, said:…

IndustriALL resists layoffs of striking workers at Indonesian copper mine

IndustriALL resists layoffs of striking workers at Indonesian copper mine

More than 3,000 striking workers have now been fired at PT Freeport’s Grasberg mine in Papua, Indonesia. PT Freeport has broken Indonesian labour law, and its own collective agreement, by unilaterally placing workers on furlough, and dismissing workers taking strike action. More than 3,000 workers…

SHARPS marks the 600th day of sit-in against Samsung Electronics

SHARPS marks the 600th day of sit-in against Samsung Electronics

As SHARPS’ sit-in has surpassed the 600 day mark, Sharan Burrow, general Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, visited the very site where families of Samsung’s cluster victims and SHARPS advocates have been squatting in protest against Samsung Electronics for scuppering negotiations. Solidary of…

Unions resist layoffs in IT sector in India

Unions resist layoffs in IT sector in India

As hundreds of employees in the IT sector in India have been losing their jobs, IT Unions FITE and NDLF stepped up their effort to resist these terminations. Companies such as Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS), Wipro, Capgemini and Tech Mahindra have fired off hundreds of…

Presenting the journal: 'Made in China'

Presenting the journal: ‘Made in China’

‘Made in China’ is a quarterly journal on Chinese labor, civil society, and rights. The new edition, ‘Fare Thee Well, Chinese Civil Society?’ is out now. “With the arrest of yet another activist, the airing of yet another public confession, the closure of yet another…

Common Union strategy needed to counter attacks on mineworkers

Common Union strategy needed to counter attacks on mineworkers

Mineworkers at IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in three different continents are facing attacks from multinational companies seeking to cut jobs, slash benefits and drive down wages. International solidarity and unity is needed to counter these attacks. Hecla Mining Company in the USA, Anglo American in Australia, and Freeport-McMoRan in Indonesia,…

Samsung workers in Tamil Nadu, India mistreated

Samsung workers in Tamil Nadu, India mistreated

Research conducted by Cividep and published by the GoodElectronics Network reveals substandard labour practices in Samsung’s manufacturing facility in Sungavarchatram, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. Poor wages and long working days and deliberately blocking unionisation are some of the problems that workers…