3 December 2019 at 17:14
Located in the Sidama Region, Hawassa Industrial Park is the largest in Ethiopia with potential to employ over 60,000 workers, in line with government policies to create decent jobs for millions of the unemployed. The park currently employs about 25,000.
3 December 2019 at 10:07
To be effective against sexual harassment, unions need to identify the root causes, expressions and consequences of the violations. Unions should also continue to raise awareness on gender inequality and prevention and to follow up on sexual harassment.
25 November 2019 at 15:03
Today, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, IndustriALL is launching a new campaign to promote the implementation and ratification of ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work: "C190 - It can change lives".
22 November 2019 at 15:29
The suspension of US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for 573 types of Thai products sent a shockwave throughout Thailand, but unions say it provides the Thai government with an opportunity to overhaul labour laws and protect workers’ rights.
21 November 2019 at 10:20
More than 200 women from trade unions in 60 countries met in Geneva, Switzerland, on 18 and 19 November for IndustriALL Global Union’s World Women’s Conference and called for a transformative agenda to achieve gender equality in unions and at work.
21 November 2019 at 10:07
In addition to the 200 women from around the world who met in Geneva to discuss how their unions should operate to ensure women’s equal representation, participation and leadership, thousands were able to follow the conference on social media.
21 November 2019 at 09:09
In June, the International Labour Conference voted overwhelmingly to adopt a new Convention and Recommendation to end violence and harassment in the world of work. The new Convention No. 190 represents an extraordinary opportunity for unions to move their fight against gender-based violence forward.
19 November 2019 at 16:33
Textile, clothing, leather and footwear industries employ more than 600,000 people in eight South-East European countries, with the proximity to major European markets providing growth opportunities. But with salaries as low as €200-400 per month in some countries, union leaders are reporting that it is difficult to attract young workers.
15 November 2019 at 15:40
After eight months of negotiations, factories producing for ACT brands in Myanmar have agreed on a Myanmar Freedom of Association (FoA) Guideline with IndustriALL affiliate Industrial Workers’ Federation of Myanmar (IWFM).
15 November 2019 at 11:09
Building union power through organizing is a key priority for IndustriALL Global Union. Organizing helps to achieve our key goals, including a living wage, limits on precarious work, respect for human and trade union rights, healthier and safer workplaces, and more equitable societies.
14 November 2019 at 15:16
After a six-day strike by workers of the Tbilisi hydroelectric power plant, the Georgian Trade Union of Energy Workers, an IndustriALL affiliate, reached an agreement with the employer to increase wages and start collective bargaining.
13 November 2019 at 15:25
Renewing the global framework agreement which dates back to 2007, IndustriALL and Inditex, one of the world’s largest clothing retailers, have agreed to set up a global union committee, with the aim of sharing best practices across the industry.
13 November 2019 at 13:54
The IndustriALL Global Union World Women’s Conference is to debate a transformative agenda for trade unions to ensure women’s equal representation, participation and leadership, and to achieve gender equality in the world of work.
12 November 2019 at 11:54
IndustriALL affiliate CFMEU Mining and Energy, representing mine workers at BHP operations in Australia, attended the company’s annual general meeting on 6 November in Sydney, to question executives about the new labour hire subsidiary Operations Services.
7 November 2019 at 17:16
Shipbreaking is one of the most dangerous professions in the world. When IndustriALL’s action group on shipbuilding-shipbreaking met in Marseille on 4-5 November, safety was high on the agenda, together with precarious work and increased campaigning for the ratification of the Hong Kong Convention.
6 November 2019 at 15:34
When South Africa beat England 32-12 in the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama, Japan on 2 November, the 450 workers at the House of Monatic who belong to the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) celebrated a double victory — that of the Springboks and of their union’s “buy local” campaign.
4 November 2019 at 20:13
Establishing youth committees at national levels and ultimately forming a regional network is the main goal of the recently concluded Youth Exchange Forum in Port Dickson, Malaysia, on 21-22 October. Building capacity and encouraging young workers to get involved in union activities are among the main strategies identified to strengthen the group.