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Young unionists in MENA discuss impacts of Covid-19

12 April, 2021On 31 March, the MENA youth network met online for the first time since November 2019. 34 young leaders from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia and Bahrain shared experiences of the impact of Covid-19 on young workers and union responses.

Vaccine roll-out framework agreement reached in South Africa’s garment sector

8 April, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Southern African Clothing and Textile workers Union (SACTWU) has signed a framework agreement to campaign for Covid-19 vaccination of garment workers.

New Kyrgyz trade union law must be revoked

8 April, 2021IndustriALL, together with ITUC and other global unions, support Kyrgyz unions urging the President to veto the law on trade unions that would deprive workers of freedom of association.

Building union power at Stellantis, Morocco

24 March, 2021With solid support from IndustriALL, Union Marocaine du Travail (UMT), has succeeded in organizing the Stellantis, former Peugeot Citroën (PSA), factory in Kenitra.

Union in Georgia wins substantial wage increase

23 March, 2021A 20 per cent income increase for Ksani glass container factory workers has been achieved in the new four-year collective agreement.

Union in Hungary fights for increased salaries

22 March, 2021Hungarian union Vasas is renegotiating the collective agreement at German-owned B Braun, demanding a wage increase for its members who worked hard to maintain the plant’s level of production of medical devices throughout the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Strengthening the digital capacity of IndustriALL affiliates

19 March, 2021The Covid-19 pandemic has forced workers around the world to find alternative ways to communicate, interact and work, becoming more reliant on digital solutions. As we have had to physically distance, union work and organizing have also become increasingly digital. To that end, IndustriALL has been active in strengthening affiliates’ digital capacity.

Unions urge Petro South Africa to reconsider retrenching 500 workers

1 February, 2021State-owned Petroleum and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA) has announced the retrenchment of 500 out of 1,400 workers. IndustriALL affiliate CEPPWAWU says the retrenchment notice was issued with no reference to union proposals to save the jobs, and is urging the company to consider other options.

IndustriALL webinar on trade and industrial policy

28 January, 2021Listen to the debate on trade and industrial policy and its implications for development and international labour standards with researchers and union representatives from Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

GS corner

18 December, 2020As 2020 draws to an end, IndustriALL general secretary Valter Sanches reflects on one of most challenging years for mankind in many decades.