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In memoriam Marcello Malentacchi

26 May, 2013Marcello Malentacchi, General Secretary from 1989 to 2009 of the International Metalworkers’ Federation, a founding organization of IndustriALL Global Union, died on 24 May 2013 at the age of 66. He died of natural causes while cycling, one of his many passions in life, near to his birthplace in Tuscany, Italy.

IndustriALL signs GFA with the Renault Group

3 July, 2013Industriall Global Union, the Renault Group and the Renault Group Works’ Council jointly commit to promote workers’ rights and sustainable development

Unions condemn rights violations in Zimbabwe

24 September, 2019Union leaders in Zimbabwe are subjected to abduction, torture and death threats, which are gross violations of workers’ and human rights, say unions.

DRC: IndustriALL supports new mining code, demands greater share for workers

5 March, 2018IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), TUMEC, CSC, UNTC and OTUC, support a new mining code that will ensure that the country receives a greater share of the revenue earned from its mines.

DRC: IndustriALL mission finds Glencore gravely mistreating workers at cobalt mines

22 February, 2018An IndustriALL Global Union fact-finding mission to Glencore’s copper and cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has uncovered alarming mistreatment of workers directly contradicting Glencore’s claims.

DRC unions close ranks against Glencore

30 May, 2018Four IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), OTUC, CSC, TUMEC, and UNTC met at the Immaculata Convent, Kolwezi on 25 May, to discuss how they can build solidarity and work together against Glencore’s trampling of workers’ rights at Mutanda Mine and Kamoto Copper Mine (KCC), and to improve working conditions and win fair wages for the mineworkers.

Strengthening union organizing as Ethiopia industrializes

12 August, 2018With more industrial parks being opened in Ethiopia as part of government’s industrialization strategies, unions are taking the opportunity to recruit, organize and build their capacity for effective collective bargaining. 

Organizing diamond mineworkers in Lesotho

11 April, 2019A union organizing team of ten travelled over 190 km from Maseru on 4 April — through winding, gravel tracks and a running river before reaching the Storm Mountain Diamond mine in Kao village, in the Butha-Buthe district of Lesotho. 

Lesotho union observes AIDS Day

6 December, 2018One in six adults in Lesotho are living with HIV and AIDS according to UNAIDS. These include young women workers from the textile and garment sector, and unions are taking this up as part of their organizing.

Unions in Sub-Saharan Africa strengthened by solidarity

18 April, 2019Unions in Sub-Saharan Africa face economic recession, deindustrialization, and precarious work coupled by high unemployment and poverty. Human and workers’ rights violations are common, including unfair retrenchments when mines and companies are closed.