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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.

Women call for quotas at IndustriALL

16 October, 2014Women at IndustriALL Global Union’s Sub-Saharan Africa regional women's conference have called for a 40 per cent quota for women's representation at all levels of the organization, following a decision on 14 October 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa.

IndustriALL Women’s committee formed in Malaysia

3 November, 2014In a move to recognize the role of women, a women’s committee with affiliates from IndustriALL Global Union was formed on 28 October in Malaysia. The Committee is governed by the IndustriAll Malaysian Council (IMC) and aims to look closer at economic, social and legal issues affecting women workers in Malaysia.

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.

Authorities disrupt union women's conference in Belarus

31 August, 2016Authorities tried to disrupt a trade union conference in Salihorsk, Belarus dedicated to the 10-year anniversary of women's union network of the Belarusian Independent trade union of miners (BITU) at JSC Belaruskali.

MENA women network to campaign against violence in the workplace

11 August, 2016Women trade unionists from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the MENA region are to launch a campaign to combat violence against women in the workplace, following an IndustriALL and FES workshop in Tunis.

Women will not achieve equal pay until 2133?

24 November, 2015In a report on the global gender gap, published for the tenth time, the World Economic Forum estimates that women will only achieve pay parity in 2133.

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.

IndustriALL remembers comrades killed at work

25 November, 2013On this 25 November, the International Day to Combat Violence against Women, IndustriALL pays tribute to those women who have been killed and harassed at work in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Morocco, Cambodia and Bangladesh. The women killed protesting for their rights in Cambodia stand for the many others who were sacrificed for their rights.