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IndustriALL Europe Equal Opportunities Working Group meets

7 March, 2013The IndustriALL Europe Equal Opportunities Working Group met on 27 February 2013 in Frankfurt, hosted by IG Metall.

Trade unions rise to fight violence against women

18 February, 2013Trade unions from Fiji to the United States signed up to the action known as One Billion Rising organized worldwide on 14 February. Women (and men) were called upon to walk out, dance and rise up to demand an end to violence.

Millions march against violence against women in India

22 January, 2013In a historical protest against sexual violence against women hundreds of thousands of angry women and men spontaneously gathered in the streets in India, following the brutal 16 December gang rape and murder of a 23 year old student in Delhi.

Arab Spring?

20 December, 2012The ITUC Arab Women’s Network AWN met on 17 and 18 December 2012 in Cairo.

IndustriALL women commit to joint international work

13 December, 2012The Women’s Committee meeting on 11 December 2012 agreed on the need for a women’s structure within IndustriALL, as provided for in the Statutes, that meets before each Executive Committee meeting and pursues an agenda on women.

Union busting at DESA in Turkey soars

6 December, 2012TAKE ACTION in support of members of the Leather and Shoe Workers’ Union (Deri-Is) facing systematic pressure and discrimination at DESA’s leather factories in Turkey.

25 November – “Zero Tolerance for Violence against Women”

29 November, 201225 November, the International Day to Combat Violence against Women, was commemorated in Istanbul with a series of events over several days.

Women in Swiss Watch Making

20 November, 2012IndustriALL’s Swiss affiliate UNIA has published a history of women in Swiss watch making compiled by Stéphanie Lachat. It relates the history of women who have made the Swiss watch making industry what it is since the 19th century.

Eliminate violence against women

16 November, 201225 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. 2012 marks the 13th year that world civil society has commemorated this day, with the UN General Assembly designating the day at its 54th session.

Colombian women get involved in trade union activities

6 November, 2012At an IndustriALL national seminar for Colombian women, participants agreed to communicate IndustriALL Global Union’s action plan to their colleagues.