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Women workers in the front lines

20 May, 2020Global unions have joined forces for a gender equal new normal in a series of webinars addressing women workers in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. The first one took place on 19 May and discussed women workers in the frontlines.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

IndustriALL women’s conference to debate union transformation for gender equality

13 November, 2019The IndustriALL Global Union World Women’s Conference is to debate a transformative agenda for trade unions to ensure women’s equal representation, participation and leadership, and to achieve gender equality in the world of work.

INTERVIEW: Beauty Zibula

9 January, 2020From factory to parliament in South Africa.

Swedish and Zambian unions tackle gender issues

3 December, 2019To be effective against sexual harassment, unions need to identify the root causes, expressions and consequences of the violations. Unions should also continue to raise awareness on gender inequality and prevention and to follow up on sexual harassment.

Gender violence study in Brazilian garment factories provides a ‘wake-up call to action’

11 February, 2020Gender-based violence and harassment at work is widespread in Brazil, and until the adoption of the world’s first global standard on violence and harassment at work, C190, little was being done to rectify it.

Scrapping of European maternity leave directive an affront to women

17 July, 2014IndustriALL Global Union together with IndustriAll European Trade Union has appealed to the new President of the European Commission to prioritize the rights of working women as the Commission ditches a proposal to improve maternity rights.