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Unions not consulted on Chevron Nigeria plans to lay-off 1,000 workers

15 October, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Nigeria that organize in the oil and gas sector, the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) say they were not consulted on the proposed lay-off of 1,000 workers at Chevron Nigeria.

Union federations unite in South African national strike

8 October, 2020Thousands of workers took to the streets of South Africa’s main cities and towns to protest corruption, gender-based violence, and to protect jobs and collective bargaining agreements from arrogant employers.

Young workers organizing drives in Ghana show strength of solidarity

8 October, 2020Building union strength in the post-Covid-19 workplace is a top priority for trade unions in Ghana. As lockdown regulations become less strict on meetings, unions are going to factories and workplaces to recruit and organize more workers.

We will not be silent on state-sponsored violence in Zimbabwe, say South African metalworkers

24 September, 2020The banning of protests, abductions and torture of activists and students, arrests of journalists and the intimidation of trade unions are not issues that we will be silent about,  says the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA).

Unions call for rapid and sustainable industrialization of Africa

17 September, 2020Around 60 participants from IndustriALL Global Unions’ Sub-Saharan African affiliates attended a virtual think tank to discuss African industrialization during the Covid-19 pandemic and develop a concrete plan of action.

Lesotho garment factory fires workers for demanding payment

20 August, 2020Bull Clothing, a garment factory in the Southern African country of Lesotho, fired 253 workers, accusing them of taking strike action. It then rehired them, on new contracts, at lower salaries, subject to a three-month trial period.

Covid-19 has made workers’ health and safety a priority in Mozambique

18 August, 2020With the Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of occupational health and safety has returned to the union priority list, and the role of health and safety reps is being re-emphasized.

VW neglected Covid-19 health and safety protocols, says union

13 August, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has condemned the violation of Covid-19 protocols by Volkswagen South Africa at its plant in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape province.

Union busting at Shints garments in Ethiopia condemned

30 July, 2020Over a number of years, management at Shints ETP Garments built cordial industrial relations with the union at the factory at Bole Lemi industrial park in Addis Ababa. Unfortunately, recent changes in management have seen the introduction of union busting tactics that are pushing back the gains.

Gas is the future for the Nigerian economy, say unions

23 July, 2020Nigerian unions are optimistic that the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline, whose construction is underway, will contribute to the country’s industrialization and economic development efforts.