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Ethiopian textile workers union empowers women

1 November, 2013The Ethiopian Industrial Federation of Textile, Leather and Garment Workers trained 20 women together with IndustriAll from 22 to 24 October 2013 in Addis Abeba. The workshop mainly focused on empowering women. This is vital for the garment industry where it is estimated that more or less 80 per cent of the workers are women.

IndustriAll, IUF and Unilever create gender equality working group

9 October, 2013IndustriAll, IUF and Unilever have set up a gender equality working group which spans two continents, working on the basis of video conferencing to start with.

Turkish unions discuss social dialogue and EU integration

25 September, 2013IndustriALL Global Union together with industriAll European Trade Union joined representatives of Turkish trade unions on 19 and 20 September 2013 to discuss issues related to social dialogue in Turkey as well as country’s integration in the European Union.

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.