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Unions celebrate women’s courage and determination

13 March, 2015On this International Women’s Day 2015 from Austria to Zimbabwe trade unions have gone out to celebrate women’s achievements and to make new demands.

IG Metall has 365 Women's Days a year

28 April, 2015This, together with "If you want the best, you can't do without women" was the slogan for IG Metall's 20th women's conference that ended on 21 April in Willingen, Germany. About 200 women met to discuss among other things their motions for the IG Metall Congress later in the year.

MENA: IndustriALL women create their regional network

30 April, 2015In the framework of the IndustriALL Global Union MENA conference on "Building Union Power through Organizing" some 15 women from Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Iraq, Jordan and Egypt from the petrochemical, auto parts, oil and gas, and textile sectors met in Beirut to form a women’s regional network. 

IndustriALL Executive Committee in Tunis

8 December, 2014On 4 – 5 December, IndustriALL held its Executive Committee meeting in Tunis. The location was a show of support for Tunisia’s democratic development, in which trade unions have played an important part.

PROFILE: Nigerian unions get creative and organize informal workers

19 May, 2015With the collapse of many traditional industries, Nigeria has seen a rapid growth of workers in the informal sector. Statistics indicate that over 60 per cent of the Nigerian workforce is found in the informal economy.

South Africa: Transformation too slow for women mineworkers

6 September, 2017IndustriALL 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.

Proposed ILO convention on gender based violence - take action now!

6 September, 2017IndustriALL Global Union is calling on its affiliates to take action to support an ILO Convention on gender-based violence at work. 

Women’s issues are union issues

18 July, 2017Following 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.

Unions around the world take the IndustriALL pledge to end violence against women

20 December, 2017Already 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!

Violence against women: not in my union, not in my workplace

16 November, 2017Take the pledge and commit your union to fighting violence against women.