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Major step forward for increased maternity leave in the Philippines

8 March, 2017IndustriALL women in the Philippines are behind a big step towards improved maternity protection in the country as the Senate voted on 6 March to approve a bill to extend paid maternity leave to 120 days, with an additional 30 days for single mothers. 

Turkish unions discuss social dialogue and EU integration

25 September, 2013IndustriALL Global Union together with industriAll European Trade Union joined representatives of Turkish trade unions on 19 and 20 September 2013 to discuss issues related to social dialogue in Turkey as well as country’s integration in the European Union.

IndustriALL Sub-Saharan Africa Region creates Women’s Committee

18 November, 2013On 4 November 2013, In Nigeria, the IndustriALL Sub-Saharan Africa Region constituted a women’s committee to be made up of 15 women. All four regions of Africa now have a women representative. Beauty Zibula from the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) was elected chair of the committee.

Arab Spring?

20 December, 2012The ITUC Arab Women’s Network AWN met on 17 and 18 December 2012 in Cairo.

IndustriALL Europe Equal Opportunities Working Group meets

7 March, 2013The IndustriALL Europe Equal Opportunities Working Group met on 27 February 2013 in Frankfurt, hosted by IG Metall.

Unions fight against violence against women

30 October, 201425 November is declared by the United Nations as the day of elimination of violence against women. Trade unions fighting for equal rights of all workers are well placed in leading this struggle.

Avon, ‘the company for women’ hurts women in the Philippines

27 January, 2016All across America, Europe and Asia, Avon is well known for its cosmetics and home products used by millions of women who themselves are part of the company’s direct sale agents.

Women unionists in South East Asia mobilize for year ahead

24 February, 2016Women trade unionists from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Cambodia, Myanmar and the Philippines are to make gender equality and maternity protection a priority in 2016, following a series of strategy meetings this month.

IndustriALL women seize the day

10 March, 2016From Guatemala, to Sri Lanka, the United States and Pakistan, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from around the world made their voices heard on International Women’s Day on 8 March. 

IndustriALL’s Women’s Committee calls on unions to take pledge to combat violence against women in the workplace

9 November, 2017Violence against women in the workplace was a key topic when the IndustriALL Women Committee met in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 7 November. The Committee reinforced its support for a campaign to fight against violence and harassment against women in the workplace.