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Unions support government plan to stop gender-based violence in South Africa

20 September, 2019A woman is killed every three hours in South Africa, according to police statistics. The increasing levels of gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa mean that women are living in fear, and unions are supporting a government emergency plan to stop the violence. 

Agreement to end harassment at Nien Hsing factories, Lesotho

28 August, 2019A campaign by IndustriALL affiliate, the Independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL), to stop long-running gender-based violence at Nien Hsing Textile company factories has resulted in binding agreements to end the harassment, signed by unions, apparel brands and women’s rights organizations.

We did it! New ILO Convention on violence and harassment at work

21 June, 2019This is an historic moment. Today the centenary International Labour Conference voted overwhelmingly to adopt a new Convention and Recommendation to end violence and harassment in the world of work.

If you are unhappy resign, Ethiopian workers told

13 June, 2019It seems like work experience in Ethiopia’s growing textile and garment sector matters little for some employers.

Prohibiting violence and harassment in the world of work

11 June, 2019More than 800 million women have experienced some form of violence and harassment, ranging from physical assault to verbal abuse, bullying and intimidation.

Historic opportunity for an ILO Convention on violence at work

6 June, 2019The second and final discussion on an ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work begins next week at the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva.

Unionist elected Member of Parliament in South Africa

3 June, 2019It is rare for garment workers to leave their factory machines and swop work clothes for the formal dressing of a country’s parliament. This is the story of a Durban garment worker who recently got elected to South Africa’s sixth parliament.

IndustriALL’s Executive Committee advancing workers’ rights

29 May, 2019Global solidarity was a central theme at IndustriALL’s Executive Committee in Brussels on 21–22 May.  As workers’ rights are under attack, trade unions organize and build union power.

PHOTO PAGE: Trade unions lead the fight for gender equality and against gender-based violence

21 May, 2019On International Women’s Day this year, IndustriALL affiliates demonstrated their determination to advance gender equality at work. They called for women’s voices to be heard in unions, and more women in leadership positions. 

What unions can do to close the gender pay gap

9 May, 2019The gender pay gap is one of the greatest illustrations of gender inequality in the world of work. Unions have an important role in ending the disparity between men’s and women’s wages.