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REPORT: Union leaders against all odds

2 December, 2014Women unionists working in traditionally male-dominated fields face discrimination on many levels. Discrimination for being in the minority at work, discrimination for being a unionist and discrimination within their own union for being a woman. On top of that, women in Latin America live in a predominantly patriarchal society.

Organizing white-collar workers

10 February, 2015The IndustriALL Non-Manual Group met on 10 and 11 December 2014 near São Paulo at CNM-CUT headquarters to work on the issue of organizing non-manual and white-collar workers.

IndustriALL makes progress on gender work in Latin America and the Caribbean

27 October, 2017“We want genuine change” was a sentence that was heard many times during the meeting of the working group on gender, in Bogota, Colombia, on 16-17 October.

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.

Ethiopian Unions Form Women’s Committee

2 April, 2014IndustriALL women members in Ethiopia unite to fight inequality and to organize more women into unions.

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.

REPORT: Why unions must take the lead to end violence against women

12 June, 2018IndustriALL Global Union’s campaign to end violence in the workplace has been embraced by affiliates all over the world since it launched in November 2017. More than 55 unions from from the USA to Turkey, and South Africa to the Philippines have taken IndustriALL’s pledge to end violence against women, recognizing their role in preventing abuse in the workplace and in unions.

Not in our workplace, not in our union!

22 November, 2018In the last year, nearly 100 affiliated unions have taken IndustriALL’s pledge to end violence and harassment against women in the workplace.

Inclusion of women the priority for IndustriALL women’s committee

29 November, 2018The IndustriALL women’s committee, meeting in Mexico City on 28 November, stated its strong commitment to continue increasing women’s participation in trade unions.

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.