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Unions campaign for recognition at Chinese-owned textile and garment factories in Uganda

14 October, 2021After recruiting and organizing most of the workers in the Chinese-owned textile and garment factories in Mbalala Mukono, the Uganda Textile Garment Leather and Allied Workers Union (UTGLAWU) is shocked by the continued refusal by the employers to recognize the union, in violation of Uganda labour law.

Zimbabwean unions campaign against Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy

2 September, 2021Seven IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Zimbabwe are embarking on a campaign to encourage workers to get vaccinated against Covid-19 amid hesitancy caused by anti-vaccination messages on social media and other platforms.

Sierra Leone ratification of ILO instruments is opportunity to transform industrial relations, says union

2 September, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Artisans, Services and General Employees Union (ASGEmU), says the ratification of nine International Labour Organization (ILO) instruments by Sierra Leone is an opportunity to transform industrial relations and promote decent work in the country.

Tanzanian union addresses gender-based violence in textile and garment factories

29 July, 2021A few months ago, when shop stewards from the IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Tanzania Union of Industrial and Commercial Workers (TUICO), visited the Sunflag Tanzania textile and garment factories, they were shocked by the cases they heard from workers of gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH).

Kenya unions support proposals for unemployment insurance fund

22 July, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Kenya, which organize in the textile and garment, engineering and auto manufacturing, oil and gas, and other manufacturing sectors, welcome proposals by the government to set up an unemployment insurance fund for retrenched workers or those who resign on medical grounds.

South African unions condemn unrest, violence, and looting

15 July, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in South Africa condemn the violence and unrest that has broken out in the country.

Union-run clinics in South African garment sector certified for Covid-19 vaccination

8 July, 2021Industrial primary health care clinics in the garment sector, run by IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) and some employers, are now certified by the department of health to carry out Covid-19 vaccinations.

Unions demand democratic reforms in Eswatini

2 July, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Eswatini are urging the government to heed demands for democratic reforms as expressed in the national protests that are taking place in the country. 

Unions concerned by slow Covid-19 vaccination in Sub Saharan Africa amid surging infections

1 July, 2021In the absence of Covid-19 vaccines that can reduce prevalence, slow down mutations, severe disease and death, the region is heading towards a catastrophe if immediate action is not taken by governments, employers, and other stakeholders, say IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Sub Saharan Africa.

Kenyan unions campaign against workers’ rights violations at Style Industries

10 June, 2021Seven unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union are campaigning against workers rights’ violations by Style Industries which is determined not to sign a recognition agreement with the Kenyan Union of Hair and Beauty Workers (KUHABWO).