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Global dialogue with Glencore addresses Southern African Coronavirus crisis

28 May, 2020Dialogue between commodities multinational Glencore and unions in the mining industry has led to a joint approach to managing disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Shell AGM fails to address union concerns

20 May, 2020IndustriALL Global Union raised a number of questions ahead of Shell’s online AGM, held yesterday. Shell’s responses show the company remains unwilling to engage with unions at a global level.

IndustriALL raises questions ahead of Shell AGM

12 May, 2020Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell will hold a closed, online annual general meeting next week because of the coronavirus crisis. IndustriALL has submitted questions to the company on its treatment of contract workers in resource-rich developing countries.

GSK factory in South Africa to reopen after 99 workers test positive for COVID-19

1 May, 2020When five workers tested positive for COVID-19 at the Epping plant of pharmaceutical multinational Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) in Cape Town, the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU) raised an alarm with the management and the health authorities.

South African textile union wins full pay guarantee during coronavirus lockdown

26 March, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the South African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has reached an agreement to guarantee six weeks of full pay for 80,000 workers as the country goes into lockdown.

African trade unions want mining companies to follow COVID-19 protocols

25 March, 2020Mining unions in Sub Saharan Africa are calling for due diligence and adherence to health and safety standards, and national and supranational protocols to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). These calls come amidst national states of disasters and lockdowns in most countries.

Union educates on COVID-19 as South Africa confirms more cases

19 March, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU), is carrying out campaigns to educate workers about the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the textile, garment, leather and shoe factories, and other workplaces where the union organizes.

Union challenges unfair retrenchments at Scaw metals in South Africa

10 March, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), is challenging the dismissal last year of 163 workers at Scaw McKinnon Chain in Vereeniging, near Johannesburg.

Fighting gender inequality and violence in Madagascar

10 March, 2020In Antananarivo the International Women’s Day (IWD) demonstration of Malagasy unions was the culmination of a week of training and capacity building on gender equality and gender-based violence (GBV).

Unions optimistic as AngloGold Ashanti's Obuasi mine in Ghana resumes operations

20 February, 2020Following a period of uncertainty, when the Obuasi mine was put on limited operations, and then on care and maintenance in 2016, the mine is up and running again.