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Indonesian IndustriALL Council Creates Women's Committee

24 September, 2013On 22 September 2013 the IndustriALL Council created a women's committee in Jakarta. The women took the opportunity to plan their activity on 7 October where they intend to go to the Ministry of Manpower with a delegation of 100 women to demand decent work and to demand that more attention be paid to women's issues.

Cambodia Unity Group Sets up Women’s Committee

25 July, 2013On 28 and 29 June 2013 IndustriALL affiliates in Cambodia met to work on maternity protection and to set up a women’s committee to embrace all affiliates in the country. The meeting was attended by some 35 women.

ILO launch project to reduce trafficking of girls and women

18 July, 2013On 15 July the ILO launched a new project called “Work in Freedom” to provide women migrant workers from South Asia with a more secure future.

Sintraelecol Women Develop Leadership Skills

18 July, 2013From 25 to 27 June 2013 a national seminar called “For a Better World” was held in Manizales, Colombia.

CEP marches for equality

25 June, 2013The Canadian affiliate of IndustriAll Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP), marched to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, 22 June 2013, to vocalize their demands in the March of the Aprons.

IndustriAll constitutes Women’s Committee

14 June, 2013The IndustriALL Women’s Committee was constituted in Frankfurt on 27 May 2013. Christine Olivier (Numsa, South Africa) was elected to chair the Committee and Gwenne Farrell (COPE, Canada) was elected as vice-chair.

Long hours keep jobs segregated by gender

14 May, 2013A new study carried out at Indiana University, USA, has concluded that the culture of working overtime leads to keeping jobs segregated by gender.

Impact of the crisis on women

23 April, 2013Significant gains achieved in terms of equality between women and men are in jeopardy because of the crisis, particularly at its epicenter in Europe, and the subsequent cuts to social services are also eroding women’s equal opportunities.

Bargaining victory for Zewu at last

18 April, 2013The Zimbabwe Electricity Workers' Union (Zewu) scored a landmark victory against Zesa Holdings on 8 April after the court found that the company had contravened the Labour Act by not complying with the registered collective bargaining agreement.

Solidarity visit by Belgian union to Zimbabwe’s electricity union

18 April, 2013Alfons De Potter, Vice-president of CSC Belgium visited Zewu to express solidarity for union leaders that have been dismissed by the state owned ultility Zesa and to hear of the union’s plans for the future.