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Online campaign on ILO Conventions 190 and 183 in Cambodia

20 May, 2020IndustriALL South East Asia office and Cambodian affiliates have joined forces in an online campaign, creating awareness on ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment and Convention 183 on maternity protection.

From underground activist to general secretary

6 May, 2020Mohamad Hafiz Ismail, 32, is the general secretary of Electronics Industry Employees’ Union eastern region (EIEUER) in Malaysia and joined the Asia Pacific Youth Exchange Programme in 2019.

Unions warn of looming COVID-19 catastrophe in Zimbabwe

2 April, 2020The lacklustre approach on COVID-19 by the Zimbabwean government can lead to a disaster in a country battling with widespread hunger, high unemployment, water shortages, and an economic crisis, says IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Zimbabwe Energy Workers Union (ZEWU).

Japanese metalworkers secure wage increase

2 April, 2020Through the JCM’s  Shunto (spring labour offensive), many unions at large companies in the Japanese metal industry have secured wage increases.

Strengthening health and safety in Myanmar’s mines

16 March, 2020Health and safety is a constant worry among miners in Myanmar. Mining Workers Federation of Myanmar (MWFM), the IndustriALL Global Union affiliate representing 7,500 miners in the country, is calling on the government and employers to improve health and safety, like ensuring emergency exits, clean drinking water and fire extinguishers at the worksites.

Building trade union power in South-East Europe

5 March, 2020Helping unions develop their organizing capacity is a priority for IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll Europe. Together, they have produced a practical guide to support and facilitate affiliates’ efforts to recruit more workers and build stronger unions in South-East Europe. 

Vietnamese unions welcome new labour code

3 March, 2020The passing of the new labour code embracing the principle of freedom of association in Vietnam is a decisive step welcomed by IndustriALL Global Union’s Vietnamese affiliates, however the struggle for workers’ rights is to be continued.

Symposium adopts plan to organize and fight precarious work in South Africa’s transport sector

3 March, 2020Unions are determined to organize and fight precarious working conditions of low wages, contract and temporary work, and dangerous working conditions that are prevalent in the transport value chain.

Major unions join high-level transport symposium in South Africa

27 February, 2020Being organized and working together is how we make the biggest impact, said IndustriALL general secretary Valter Sanches at a transport symposium in Johannesburg, South Africa, focusing on how to appeal to the 76 percent of transport workers in the country that are unorganized.

Using global framework agreements to organize

31 January, 2020Over a two-year period IndustriALL affiliates in Turkey and Bangladesh have successfully organized more than 50 supplier factories as part of a programme to effectively implement global framework agreements.