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28 February is EUROPEAN EQUAL PAY DAY

3 March, 2014IndustriALL Global Union supports its sister organization, industriAll Europe’s demands for more justice for women on this campaign day.

Not so sparkly conditions in Botswana diamond polishing

28 February, 2014IndustriALL affiliates in Botswana’s diamond polishing sector report dangerous working conditions and poor wages for the predominantly female workforce.

IndustriAll Europe: Equal Opportunities Committee Meets in Frankfurt

10 February, 2014On 30 January 2014 the IndustriAll Europe Equal Opportunities Committee met in Frankfurt at IG Metall. The discussion focused on quotas, equal pay issues and work-life balance.

UMT women condemn violence in Morocco

29 January, 2014On 18 January 2014 UMT Morocco held a women’s school in Casablanca entitled Violence against Women in the Workplace – A serious Violation of Working Women’s Rights. Women from civil society associations also participated in the event to strengthen the links between the union and the Democratic Association of Moroccan Women.

IndustriALL Women’s Committee reviews women’s participation at sectoral meetings

12 December, 2013The IndustriALL Women’s Committee met on 3 December 2013 in Geneva and worked through a long agenda. One of the main points was a review of women’s participation at sectoral meetings. The women looked at the figures and found that there was considerable room for improvement.

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.

FEATURE: In the wake of the Arab Spring

28 November, 2013The Arab Spring has irrevocably changed the political and social landscape in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). MENA is a priority region for IndustriALL Global Union, and these past 18 months have provided key moments with opportunities to build unions and promote social and economic rights of workers. But recent developments also show a worrying trend when it comes to fundamental trade union rights.

IndustriALL remembers comrades killed at work

25 November, 2013On this 25 November, the International Day to Combat Violence against Women, IndustriALL pays tribute to those women who have been killed and harassed at work in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Morocco, Cambodia and Bangladesh. The women killed protesting for their rights in Cambodia stand for the many others who were sacrificed for their rights.

Shipbuilding and shipbreaking unions will focus on organizing Precarious Workers

20 November, 2013At IndustriALL Global Union’s Shipbuilding-shipbreaking Action group meeting on 12-14 November in Denmark, unions prioritized their activities on organizing and fighting precarious work and will start mapping Multinational Coorporation’s (MNC) in order to the possibilities of creating new trade union networks.

IndustriALL Sub-Saharan Africa Region creates Women’s Committee

18 November, 2013On 4 November 2013, In Nigeria, the IndustriALL Sub-Saharan Africa Region constituted a women’s committee to be made up of 15 women. All four regions of Africa now have a women representative. Beauty Zibula from the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) was elected chair of the committee.