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Workers picket over violence and nepotism in Mongolia

16 October, 2020The first ever picket in Mongolia’s energy sector gathered more than 20 workers at the state-owned Thermal Power Plant 2 SSH Co. (TPP2) on 12 October, with protestors raising their voices over violence against women union leaders and rampant nepotism in the company.

Union federations unite in South African national strike

8 October, 2020Thousands of workers took to the streets of South Africa’s main cities and towns to protest corruption, gender-based violence, and to protect jobs and collective bargaining agreements from arrogant employers.

Gender and diversity equality in BHP and Glencore a long way away

2 October, 2020IndustriALL’s BHP global network and Glencore global network commit to hold both global mining companies accountable for the gaps between their gender and diversity policies and its implementation.

Pakistan women rise against anti-women tendencies in media

30 September, 2020Anti-women and misogynist remarks made against female union leader Zehra Khan in a television programme sparked an all women protest in the city of  Karachi in Pakistan, bringing together trade unionists, political party leaders and activists.

Women fighting for democracy in Belarus

17 September, 2020On 12 September, around 10,000 women marched on the streets of Minsk, demanding the departure of Lukashenko. Since the protests began in August, and despite violent repression, women’s peaceful marches and protests continue in Belarus.

Thai unions campaign for ratification of ILO C 190 during pandemic

17 August, 2020IndustriALL Global Union’s Thai affiliates have maintained their campaign for the ratification of ILO Convention 190 on Violence and Harassment during the Covid-19 pandemic. Since June, union leaders have lobbied government officials and educated members on the substance of Convention 190.

Facing challenges in the ICT, electrical and electronics sector

1 July, 2020The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a severe health and economic crisis, with rising unemployment levels around the world. Its impact on the ICT, electrical and electronics sectors was a central topic when the IndustriALL steering committee for the sector met in June.

Unions in Africa campaign for ratification of ILO C190

26 June, 2020African governments and unions played a leading role in the negotiations at the ILO leading up to the adoption of Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work. Now, unions are campaigning for the convention to come into force and several governments are advancing the ratification process.

Strengthening global solidarity to protect health and safety, jobs and income of our members

18 June, 2020In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, IndustriALL’s Executive Committee brought trade union representatives from around the world together online to reiterate the demand for a just and better future.  

Women in STEM: a challenge for trade unions

15 June, 2020STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Addressing gender gaps and protecting women in STEM is among one of the most urgent challenges for trade unions today.