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Young Nepali unionists demand increased representation

3 April, 2019Twenty-two young trade unionists, including ten women from IndustriALL Global Union Nepali affiliates, met in Hetauda, Nepal, on 26 and 27 March 2019 to strengthen the voice of youth in the union movement. 

Zambian union on organizing blitz for contract mineworkers

27 March, 2019Mining companies in Zambia are increasingly employing workers through contractors instead of offering direct employment. Unions are recruiting and organizing to fight back this promotion of precarious work.

South Africa: Workers striking against precarious work at Arcelor Mittal

20 March, 2019A strike is on at Arcelor Mittal, South Africa, to force the company to give permanent jobs to contract workers, and to demand equal pay for work of equal value.

Shell worker abuses in Nigeria taken to UN Human Rights Council

15 March, 2019Royal Dutch Shell violations against contract workers in Nigeria came under scrutiny today at the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

Senegal: Unions build strength through organizing and collaboration

12 March, 2019Over 30 participants at a union building workshop and women’s meeting in Dakar, 25-26 February, resolved to recruit and organize more workers, defend the rights of women workers, fight precarious work, strengthen leadership capacity, and increase union-to-union collaboration.

Bodies of Pasta de Conchos victims may be recovered

26 February, 2019Thirteen years on and the bodies of those killed in the Pasta de Conchos mine disaster may finally be recovered.

Cement unions in India commit to strong organizing drive

26 February, 2019Over 30 Indian cement sector representatives of IndustriALL affiliates across India gathered in Delhi on 21-22 February and committed to improve social dialogue, union organizing and recruiting initiatives.

Chemical and pharmaceutical unions build power in India

21 December, 2018Meeting in Mumbai, India on 20 December 2018, IndustriALL Global Union’s Indian affiliates agreed to intensify their union building programme in the booming chemical and pharmaceutical industries in the country.

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.