All workers should enjoy equal rights. Yet female and young workers remain subject to discrimination resulting in many being denied their fundamental rights. IndustriALL fights their discrimination at work by promoting their fairer and stronger participation in trade unions.
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12 February 2018 at 14:49
Recent social media campaigns like #Metoo and #Timesup have highlighted gender-based violence at work and shown the extent of the problem. Trade unions need to take action on violence against women and advocate for a binding international law on gender-based violence.
20 December 2017 at 09:45
Already many IndustriALL affiliates around the world have shown their commitment to eradicating violence and harassment against women at the workplace by taking the IndustriALL pledge: Violence and harassment against women: Not in our workplace! Not in our union!
IndustriALL Executive Committee takes strong stand against corporate greed and violence against women
16 November 2017 at 09:43
The Executive Committee, meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 8 and 9 November, endorsed campaigns against Glencore, Shell, violence against women, and in support of workers fired for striking at the Grasberg mine in Indonesia.
IndustriALL’s Women’s Committee calls on unions to take pledge to combat violence against women in the workplace
9 November 2017 at 07:51
Violence against women in the workplace was a key topic when the IndustriALL Women Committee met in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 7 November. The Committee reinforced its support for a campaign to fight against violence and harassment against women in the workplace.
3 November 2017 at 15:00
Eight people on hunger strike in Mauritius shone a light on the starvation wages earned by cleaners of public schools in the country. Backed by massive local and international support, the union has managed to secure permanent employment for the workers in question.
6 September 2017 at 17:41
IndustriALL affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), organized a women’s march to the Chamber of Mines in Johannesburg on 26 August, to protest the slow pace of transformation and empowerment for women working in the mines.
18 July 2017 at 10:57
Following debates about the urgent need to increase women’s representation in unions during the IndustriALL Women’s Committee in Geneva in April, a workshop was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Women organizers and gender directors exchanged experiences and strategies to increase women’s representation and power in union structures.
9 May 2017 at 15:53
At an IndustriALL AngloGold Ashanti Global Network meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 5 May, affiliates from Argentina, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Guinea, South Africa and Tanzania agreed to intensify their campaign against rape, murder and sexual harassment of women mine workers.
8 March 2017 at 16:49
An IndustriALL Global Union project in ten countries in Sub-Saharan Africa has increased women’s participation in trade unions and created gender policies in unions at the national level, often for the first time.
8 March 2017 at 16:26
On the eve of the introduction of a labour reform aiming to increase the number of women in trade union leadership roles, 8 March has a special significance for IndustriALL’s affiliate, IndustriALL Chile-Constramet, in its fight for gender equity.