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“Gender-based violence is unacceptable and not part of the job”

28 February, 2018Chidi King is equality director at the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), and says that the time to call for a convention on gender-based violence in the workplace is now.

IndustriALL Executive Committee takes strong stand against corporate greed and violence against women

16 November, 2017The 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.

Conference sets path for Asia-Pacific textile and garment sector

9 July, 2018Sixty-five representatives from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the textile, garment, shoes and leather industries (TGSL) gathered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 1 July for the IndustriALL Asia-Pacific regional sector conference.

Building power to make a difference

5 July, 2018IndustriALL’s regional conference in Kuala Lumpur on 3 – 4 July, brought together unions from the region, providing a platform to highlight and discuss wins, struggles and how to promote women and youth in union structures.

Celebrating 14 weeks maternity leave

16 October, 2018In Jakarta on 10 October, 450 unionists from IndustriALL’s Indonesian affiliates celebrated a successful campaign for 14 weeks maternity leave, aiming to encourage more unions and employers to include improved maternity protection in collective agreements as well as national legislation.

South African mineworkers’ union launches campaign against gender-based violence

22 November, 2018When launching 16 days of activism against the abuse of women and children, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) remembered Nombuso Dube, a KwaZulu Natal provincial treasurer of the union’s women structure, and her mother, Mthokozile Dube, who were shot dead in October. 

Women form a subregional network to promote ratification of ILO Convention 183

16 September, 2014IndustriALL Global Union organized a subregional workshop on maternity protection in Manila, Philippines on 11 and 12 September 2014. The workshop was attended by some 30 women from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia. The point was to find common ground to pursue the ratification of ILO Convention 183 on maternity protection in the different countries. Ultimately the women created a network and vowed to keep pushing for ratification.

Maternity protection top issue for Philippine unions

10 February, 2015Advancing women workers’ right to maternal health care are one of the top priorities of IndustriALL’s Philippine affiliates. To achieve this goal, unions are working on the ratification of the ILO Maternity Protection Convention.

Women empowerment in India

24 March, 2015On 25 and 26 February 2015, some 25 women leaders from IndustriALL Global Union Indian affiliates met in Kolkata, India for training in leadership and methodology. 

IndustriAll Europe: Equal Opportunities Committee Meets in Frankfurt

10 February, 2014On 30 January 2014 the IndustriAll Europe Equal Opportunities Committee met in Frankfurt at IG Metall. The discussion focused on quotas, equal pay issues and work-life balance.