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The IndustriALL Global Union Asia-Pacific women’s committee met in Singapore on 9th February 2017 to take stock of progress made by affiliates and develop future strategies to intensify efforts to defend women workers’ rights.
IndustriALL South Asia office held a series of events in November 2016 to build union organizing initiatives and inform women trade union leaders on legal processes related to sexual harassment at the workplace.
Today, 25 November, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates around the world will be marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
IndustriALL Women Philippines called for increased maternity protection at a press conference on 10 November.
When evaluating the work carried out by affiliates UNTMRA, UOC and FOPCU during the three-year project period 2014-2016, the IndustriALL Uruguay national council unanimously approved a resolution to continue implementing organising activities in 2017 using their own financial resources.
On 16 October, 75,000 people took to the streets in Chile to manifest against the country’s pension system run by private companies, known as AFP. It is the third time since August that thousands of Chileans protest against the low pensions paid out, compared to the high corporate profits.
IndustriALL women in the Philippines participated in a recent public hearing on the proposed law on increasing maternity leave to 120 days.
Authorities tried to disrupt a trade union conference in Salihorsk, Belarus dedicated to the 10-year anniversary of women's union network of the Belarusian Independent trade union of miners (BITU) at JSC Belaruskali.
Training in gender equality and advocacy was held for women trade union leaders in Indonesia and the Philippines. Training is also scheduled for Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar.
Women trade unionists from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the MENA region are to launch a campaign to combat violence against women in the workplace, following an IndustriALL and FES workshop in Tunis.
Workers in Sri Lanka revealed experiences of violence, sexual harassment and dangerous working conditions, during an IndustriALL Global Union workshop in Negombo on 11 and 12 July.
Recent reports, including a television investigation, have revealed a pervasive culture of sexual harassment and stressful working conditions endured by workers in Indian garment factories in Gurgaon (now Gurugram) and Bangalore.
A planning meeting was held in Bogor, Indonesia, from 12-18 July, as part of a project to support affiliates in the Indonesian textile, garment, shoe and leather sector.
A project to achieve gender equality and improved maternity protection in Thailand was launched in Bangkok on 21 June as part of IndustriALL Global Union’s South East Asia project for women.
Maternity protection, sexual harassment in the workplace, violence against women and women’s representation in union leadership positions were some of the key issues discussed at a women’s committee meeting held in Delhi, India, on 14 July.
Women trade union leaders in Malaysia vowed to push for 40 per cent women representation in IndustriALL statutes ahead of the world Congress in Rio in October 2016.
The call for 40 per cent representation rang loud and clear at IndustriALL’s Asia-Pacific women’s committee meeting in Thailand on 20 June 2016. Participants endorsed their resolution proposing that IndustriALL Global Union’s Statutes be changed to include a 40 per cent quota for women’s representation in IndustriALL's structures.
IndustriALL Global Union’s Women’s Committee is determined to defend its resolution calling for a 40 per cent quota for women in IndustriALL, after meeting in Frankfurt, Germany on 24 May.
Eighty women workers in Cambodia, Myanmar and Indonesia have been trained in gender equality and leadership skills as part of IndustriALL Global Union’s gender-maternity protection project in South East Asia.
Eight women are accused of public disorder in Belarus after posting a 14-second video protest message on YouTube against raising the retirement age.
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