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IndustriALL women’s workshop in Colombia promotes organizing

30 July, 2014IndustriALL Colombia organized its 20th women’s workshop in Bogotá on 3 and 4 July 2014. Women from the affiliated unions Sintravidricol, Sintracarbon, Sintraindomecol, Utrammicol and Sintraelecol attended the workshop.

Scrapping of European maternity leave directive an affront to women

17 July, 2014IndustriALL Global Union together with IndustriAll European Trade Union has appealed to the new President of the European Commission to prioritize the rights of working women as the Commission ditches a proposal to improve maternity rights.

Nigerian abducted schoolgirls must not be forgotten

10 July, 2014IndustriALL’s Executive Committee has adopted a resolution calling on the Nigerian government to do everything in its power to return more than 200 abducted schoolgirls to safety.

"IndustriALL must lead in women’s representation"

24 June, 2014Trade union affiliates called on IndustriALL Global Union to take the lead in women’s representation at the Women’s Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on 23 June 2014.

Capacity building to increase women participation

16 June, 2014Women played an active and significant role in the last years’ uprisings’ across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. To further this activism, IndustriALL Global Union and regional affiliates are promoting women capacity building as a key issue.

Asia-Pacific conference highlights struggles and women’s representation

22 May, 2014IndustriALL Global Union’s regional Asia-Pacific conference expresses support for struggles in Bangladesh, Cambodia, South Korea and Sri Lanka, and endorses proposal to increase women’s representation to minimum 40 per cent in global leadership and Executive Committee.

Regional conferences approve women’s quota

22 May, 2014The Latin American and Caribbean Regional Conference as well as the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, both held in May 2014, approved the 40 per cent quota for women at all levels in IndustriALL.

Addressing gender based violence in Tanzania

22 May, 2014IndustriALL conducted several activities with Tanzanian affiliates during the week of 12 May to encourage workers to take up action on sexual harassment and gender based violence and raise awareness on HIV and AIDS.

PROFILE: Fighting for women in the DRC

21 May, 2014The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is torn apart by conflict fuelled by powerful foreign interests in its great mineral wealth. Josée Shimbi Umba is First Deputy General Secretary responsible for women’s issues at the Council of Metalworkers Unions of the DRC (CSC), fighting for the rights of women in an environment of extreme exploitation and abuse.

FUP Women’s Network at Petrobras meets in Salvador

2 May, 2014The Brazilian oil workers’ union FUP has a women’s network and collective at Petrobras. On 25 – 27 April they met for the second time in Salvador. The meeting was held against the background of right wing attacks against the national oil company Petrobras, attacks which are multiplying in the election year. The conference was attended by around 60 women.