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The coronavirus crisis must be a call for unions to reshape the world

21 September, 2020The economic shutdown caused by Covid-19 lockdowns has thrown the world into turmoil, and accelerated trends that were already underway. But unions are prepared. We can seize the moment to remake the world.

Paper, packaging and graphical unions team up on safety rights

17 September, 2020Trade union members on all continents are working together this month to promote health and safety in the pulp, paper, graphical and packaging industries, particularly emphasizing workers’ rights to participate in safety management on the job.

Union says Covid-19 opportunism is behind wage disputes in South Africa

16 September, 2020Textile and garment manufacturers want to use the Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse to reduce wages and benefits of over 75,000 workers, but the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) is standing firm against the push back in the wage negotiations.

Inadequate minimum wage increase hits workers hard

14 September, 2020In a blow against working families already fighting the pandemic, the Cambodian government has announced that 2021’s minimum wage is to be set at US$192. Unions had demanded an increase of US$12.35 from today’s minimum wage of US$190.

South Asia unions prioritize social protection, health and workers’ rights

9 September, 2020In a series of meetings, IndustriALL’s South Asia affiliates described the devastating impact of Covid-19, health and safety challenges and renewed attacks on workers’ rights. Their response to overcome the crisis is universal social protection, defending workers’ rights and unity.

Unions in South Africa slam PPE procurement corruption

2 September, 2020IndustriALL Global union affiliates in South Africa are supporting the current probe by the country’s Special Investigating Unit into fraudulent activities in the awarding of tenders to supply the government with personal protective equipment (PPE) needed for the Covid-19 pandemic.

Unions call on BHP to respect health and safety

27 August, 2020IndustriALL’s BHP network is urging the company to respect the right to occupational health and safety at all its global operations during the Covid-19 crisis.

Haiti’s garment workers fighting for their livelihoods

27 August, 2020Tensions are rising in Haiti’s garment industry, where IndustriALL affiliate GOSTTRA reports that workers are struggling to survive in the midst of a deepening Covid-19 crisis.

Lesotho union demands overtime payment from Gem Diamonds

27 August, 2020With the diamond mines in Lesotho building a reputation for unearthing gem diamonds, unions are saying mineworkers should also benefit from the millions of dollars that the diamonds are fetching on the global market.

Unions campaign for Covid-19 awareness in Zimbabwe

27 August, 2020With more Covid-19 cases being reported in the mines, Zimbabwean unions are carrying out awareness campaigns to prevent the spread of the coronavirus amongst mineworkers.