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Unions in the Middle East and North Africa see growing participation of women

8 March, 2017An initiative by the IndustriALL Global Union women’s network in the Middle East and North Africa has lead to growing participation of women in unions, and the emergence of women leaders.

First regional mining workshop held in Morocco

21 February, 2017The first Middle East and North Africa regional mining workshop was held on 30 November and 1 December 2016 in Casablanca, Morocco.

North African aerospace unions come together to build power

3 February, 2017The first Middle East and North Africa regional aerospace conference was held in Casablanca, Morocco, on 28-29 November 2016.

Tunisian textile and garment union sees strong growth

6 December, 2016An organizing campaign backed by IndustriALL Global Union in the textile and garment sector in the Middle East and North Africa is seeing strong results, with many unions reporting growth.

Aerospace – a booming sector in the MENA region

25 February, 2016The aerospace sector is booming in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and especially in Tunisia and Morocco. Although a relatively new sector, it already employs thousands of workers in both countries. Forecasts predict that the aerospace industry will continue to expand, given the geographical locations of the two countries, labour supply and government policies in attracting more investment to the sector.

UGTT in Tunisia receives Nobel Peace Prize

9 October, 2015Trade unions make a difference! The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to a quartet of Tunisian civil society groups for their promotion of democracy in the country following the Arab Spring. National trade union centre, Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (UGTT) is one of the winners.

Tunisia: ‘They will not steal our revolution!’

19 March, 2015IndustriALL Global Union strongly denounces yesterday’s abhorrent terrorist attack in Tunis, which has killed at least 22 people and injured more than 40. 

PROFILE: Trade unions paving the way to stability

2 December, 2014As free, democratic and independent unions are gaining strength throughout the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), Tunisia is an incredible example of how unions can play a key role in building new democratic societies.

Facing the challenges to sustainable industrial policy

4 November, 2014Since the Arab Spring in 2010, trade unions in Tunisia have worked with the government and political parties to maintain stabililty and to avoid the violence experienced in neighboring countries. Yet unions have not played a strong role in policy-making, labour legislation is not enforced and it does not serve the workers' interests. 

Capacity building to increase women participation

16 June, 2014Women played an active and significant role in the last years’ uprisings’ across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. To further this activism, IndustriALL Global Union and regional affiliates are promoting women capacity building as a key issue.