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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.

Impact of the crisis on women

23 April, 2013Significant gains achieved in terms of equality between women and men are in jeopardy because of the crisis, particularly at its epicenter in Europe, and the subsequent cuts to social services are also eroding women’s equal opportunities.

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.

Turkish women form trade union platform network

22 May, 2015IndustriALL organized a meeting on 7 May in Istanbul to create a women’s trade union platform network. The meeting was supported by FES and attended by about 25 women from Celik-Is, Tes-Is, Teksif, Oy Iplik-Is, Disk/Tekstil, Deriteks, Birlesik Metal-Is and Petrol-Is.

Maternity protection and decent work

20 October, 2015Maternity protection is important for fundamental human rights and gender equality, and it is part of the decent work agenda. Globally only 29 countries have ratified International Labour Organization’s Convention 183 on maternity protection.

Joint commitment to prevent workplace sexual harassment by IndustriALL, IUF and Unilever

27 January, 2016Sexual harassment is a universal problem, both at the workplace and outside of it. It can damage lives and careers, cause lasting psychological, social and career damage and gravely undermine the working environment. 

Women in the Philippines call for 120 days’ maternity leave

30 March, 2016Fourteen IndustriALL Global union affiliates in the Philippines marked International Women’s Day with a unified call for improved maternity protection. 

IndustriALL Executive Committee takes strong stand against corporate greed and violence against women

16 November, 2017The Executive Committee, meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 8 and 9 November, endorsed campaigns against Glencore, Shell, violence against women, and in support of workers fired for striking at the Grasberg mine in Indonesia.

Women workers in Zambia and Tanzania pledge to fight violence

8 December, 2017“We will take the Pledge!” cheered young women workers during the Women Organizers’ exchange workshop in Kitwe, Zambia last week.

“Gender-based violence is unacceptable and not part of the job”

28 February, 2018Chidi King is equality director at the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), and says that the time to call for a convention on gender-based violence in the workplace is now.