International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions ICEM

(in eight languages)

Linked with Binda Pandey – Nepal, August 7th, 2008;

Uniting the world’s workers: How can workers face up to the might of the global corporations? By organising globally. That is why more than 20 million workers worldwide are already members of the ICEM, the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions. The ICEM is a rapidly growing industry-based world labour federation dedicated to practical solidarity. It unites trade unions in its sectors on all continents. Its aim is to become a truly global trade union … (about 1/2).

ICEM affiliates: by November 2007, the ICEM represented 467 industrial trade unions in 132 countries.

Homepage;
Gender Issues;
ICEM regions;
Federations;
Staff;
Statutes, 19 pdf-pages;
Weekly newsletter;
Address: ICEM, 54bis route des Acacias, 1227 Geneva, Switzerland;
Contact.

About 2/2: ICEM’s main focuses are negotiating and monitoring global agreements …

… with multinational companies – mainly on workers’ rights, equality at work and the highest standards of health, safety and environmental protection worldwide networking trade union reps within global corporations coordinating solidarity and support for member unions during disputes union-building in countries where unions are weak or non-existent providing information and expertise on topics ranging from collective bargaining to health and safety standards representing workers’ interests within the UN, its agencies and other intergovernmental bodies skills training and development work with trade union officers and rank-and-file union members.

The ICEM organises in a wide range of industries: … (full long text).

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