Statement on the announcement by the Russian Federation that IndustriALL Global Union is an “undesirable organization”

We have received information from private sources and public media that the Office of the Russian Federation Prosecutor General has declared IndustriALL Global Union as ‘undesirable organisation’. The reasons for this announcement have not been made public.

IndustriALL Global Union categorically refutes this decision. It runs contrary to the observance of fundamental human rights and trade unions rights, including ILO core labour conventions.

IndustriALL Global Union represents 50 million workers in 130 countries in the mining, energy, and manufacturing sectors with the aim of organizing and building the collective power of working people around the world, and to promote and defend their rights and common interests with respect to companies and governments.

IndustriALL Global Union fights to promote respect for fundamental trade union rights and human rights. IndustriALL Global Union stands for freedom, peace, democracy, and social justice throughout the world.

Since the early 1990s, IndustriALL and its founder organizations IMF, ICEM and ITGLWF worked closely with the Russian trade unions in advocating for a democratic, equitable and sustainable economic structure that provides a fair distribution of wealth, good working conditions, employment and security for all workers while safeguarding the environment.

IndustriALL Global Union expects the Russian Federation to revoke its incomprehensible and unjust decision, which is leaving Russian workers without international representation at this challenging international juncture.