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Rio Tinto workers protest in 13 countries

16 October, 2014In a coordinated day of defiance on 7 October workers organized protests at Rio Tinto operations in over a dozen countries.

Unions in Burkina Faso and Senegal fight back against precarious work

1 December, 2016The lives of hundreds of precarious workers have been dramatically improved by unions after they were regularized and organized in a campaign against precarious work.

Southern African Energy Network confronts challenges

8 November, 2016Trade unions from the energy sector, including IndustriALL Global Union affiliates, met in Johannesburg, South Africa from 13 to 14 October for the Southern African Energy Network’s (SAEN) annual conference. 

Nigeria: unions stage national protest over labour crisis

31 August, 2016On 23 August 2016, Nigerian unions took part in a national protest against an escalating labour crisis caused by unpaid wages and the killing of workers.

Lesotho: unions demonstrate to save AGOA

1 December, 2016IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL) joined civil society organizations in a demonstration in the capital, Maseru, on Sunday 27 November 2016 to demand a return to the rule of law.

Powering up the Southern African Energy Network

9 October, 2013Unionists from the countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) met in Johannesburg on 1 and 2 October and resolved to reinforce cooperation and continue strengthening energy sector unions in order to increase the union network influence in the energy sector.

African Development Bank adopts labour safeguards

13 December, 2013The African Development Bank (AfDB) has determined that all its borrowers must comply with ILO core labour standards and other requirements protecting workers.

2013 – A Year of Struggle and Victories

20 December, 2013For IndustriALL Global Union, 2013 was an eventful year of struggles and victories. In addition to the historic Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, we fought hard for a better life for workers and their families around the world.

Global Labour University announces new Master programs

7 January, 2014The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply to its Masters programmes in ‘Labour Policies and Globalisation’ at the University of Kassel and the Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany) and the newly launched Masters in ‘Labor and Global Workers’ Right’s’ at Penn State University (USA).

Jyrki Raina's speech to the Foreign Press Association, London

26 June, 2012One week after the creation of IndustriALL Global Union, General Secretary Jyrki Raina announces to the Foreign Press Association his intention of shining a light on Rio Tinto’s unethical behavior around the world, starting with the release of a report on the company’s operations in Africa.