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Mauritian unions mobilize against increasing casualization of labor in the private sector

18 March, 2013In Mauritius, new employment legislation adopted in 2009 led to deregulation of the labor market and a massive expansion of contract work.

Shell unions to collaborate on organizing

9 July, 2019IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from eight countries met in London on 3 and 4 July 2019 for the fifth Shell Global Union Network meeting, and committed to closer collaboration, particularly in organizing workers at the multinational energy company.

Shell’s hidden shame - Contract workers on the poverty line in Nigeria

5 December, 2018Oscar Tamuno*, a driver for major Shell contractor, Plantgeria, has not had a wage increase in eight years. After paying taxes, pension contributions and union dues, he takes home 94,000 naira a month (US$258) working a 12-hour day, six days a week. And yet, Oscar is better off than many of his co-workers.* Not his real name.

We are just working to die, say Shell workers in Nigeria

27 November, 2018IndustriALL Global Union reveals how Shell contract workers in Nigeria are living in poverty and exposed to dangerous hazards at work in a new video released this week.

South Africa: union in historic court victory against precarious work

26 July, 2018The Constitutional Court, the highest court in South Africa, has ruled that an employer cannot employ a worker for more than three months without a permanent contract.

South Africa: Union victory over precarious work

24 July, 2017In a major victory against precarious work, IndustriALL affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), won a case against temporary employment service providers, also known as labour brokers, in the Labour Court of Appeal on 10 July. The breakthrough came after years of continuous campaigns by South African trade unions to stop the intensified exploitation of workers by agencies, such as labour brokers.

Senegal – affiliates mobilizing for 7 October

18 September, 20157 October will be the culmination of a campaign run since August by IndustriALLGlobal Union’s affiliates in Senegal against abusive use of daily and seasonal work.

Unprotected strike at Mercedes-Benz South Africa

28 May, 2013A three day unprotected strike ended at Mercedes Benz with workers returning to work while the Numsa takes up their issues through negotiations.

Rubber workers celebrate global unity

20 September, 2017Kick-starting a new four-year period, leading trade unions in the rubber sector held a world conference this week and resolved to take joint and coordinated actions to tackle common challenges in the sector.

Precarious work behind declining US manufacturing wages

1 December, 2014A new study by the US National Employment Law Project, supported by US unions, shows that wages for manufacturing workers are significantly lower for the same jobs than they were in the past.