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Strengthening young workers and women in Mexican unions

7 November, 2014The fourth seminar of the IndustriALL LAC Regional Education and Strengthening of Trade Unions Project for Young Workers was held in Mexico City on 20 – 21 October 2014. Delegates discussed the violence suffered by young workers and the degree of state repression against all those who try to organise themselves to demand their rights.

Unions from five countries meet in Chile to campaign for BHP workers’ rights

23 September, 2019Leaders of IndustriALL Global Union’s BHP network will gather in Santiago, Chile, on 23 - 24 September as part of a worldwide campaign to improve worker rights and to call for an end to the outsourcing of jobs at the mining giant.

PROFILE: Merger in Canada creates super union

28 November, 2013Two of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliates in Canada, CAW and CEP, have joined forces to form a new trade union, Unifor. The new Canadian super union represents 300,000 workers in industry and services. New president Jerry Dias pledges focus on organizing and communities.

Determined struggle brings Iraqi workers new labour law

26 August, 2015A ten-year national and international campaign has resulted in the enactment of a new labour code in Iraq.

Iraqi unions join forces for trade union legislation

18 July, 2013Iraq still lacks legislation protecting workers' rights, guaranteeing freedom of association and governing industrial relations. In an effort to coordinate and consolidate forces, an IndustriALL Global Union National Council was established in Baghdad on July 10.

CAW and CEP on path to create new union

30 August, 2012Nearly 1,000 delegates of Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) voted in favour of creating a new union with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers’ (CEP) union of Canada at the CAW convention in Toronto on 22 August.

New union challenges the status quo in DR Congo

19 February, 2016In the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a country ravished by a torrid past and raging civil war and with little tolerance for different voices, the rise of the Travailleurs Unis dans les secteurs Miniers, Métallurgie, Energie et Chimie Worker’s Union (TUMEC) is an inspirational story of trade unionism.

Organizing the diamond mining industry in Lesotho

24 May, 2018Deep inside the mountain kingdom of Lesotho lies untapped treasure that is attracting global diamond mining capital.

Facing the living wage challenge in Ethiopia

14 April, 2016For Ethiopian unions, the achievement of living wages for their members is a key goal if the country’s development objectives are to be met, including becoming a middle-income country. Yet the mechanisms that unions could use to achieve this goal, namely systems for establishing a minimum wage or conducting industry bargaining, have yet to be developed in Ethiopia.

Ending migrant workers’ rights violations in Mauritius

27 June, 2019The paradise island of Mauritius hosts more than 45,000 migrant workers. Migrant workers’ rights violations are common in the country’s textile and garment sector supply chain, including exploitation by recruitment agencies in the countries of origin, like Bangladesh, Madagascar, Nepal and India.