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IndustriALL National Women’s Council of South Africa is founded

21 March, 2019On 14 March, women representatives from IndustriALL affiliates formed the IndustriALL National Women’s Council of South Africa (INWC-SA). The committee immediately released a statement in support of Gugu Ncube, a young woman who has had to endure harsh treatment of both the police and her employer after putting forward accusations of sexual harassment of her boss.

ITUC holds women’s organizing assembly in Dakar

28 November, 2013From 19 to 21 November 2013 the ITUC held its second world women’s conference which was actually an organizing assembly. It took place in Dakar, Senegal. The point was to shift the global agenda by organizing women, to make the most of women’s organized power to turn the global situation of inequality around.

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.

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. 

We need more women leaders!

25 August, 2015Women and men together take better decisions and organize more workers than men alone. That is why we need more women in the leadership of trade unions at the local, national and global level.

Women put issues at top of IndustriALL agenda

4 December, 2014Stopping violence against women and children should be integral to IndustriALL’s work, said Christine Olivier in her opening remarks to the Women’s Committee meeting in Tunis on 3 December.

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.

14-second video considered act of public disorder in Belarus

19 May, 2016Eight women are accused of public disorder in Belarus after posting a 14-second video protest message on YouTube against raising the retirement age.