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South Africa: NUMSA condemns police violence against striking South 32 workers

6 October, 2017Three workers were injured and taken to hospital when police fired rubber bullets at picketing workers at South 32’s aluminium smelter in Richards Bay in the KwaZulu-Natal province on 2 October.

Southern Africa: Building a network of young workers

27 September, 2017Young workers from 11 IndustriALL affiliates representing the construction, chemical, garment and textile, energy, metal and mining sectors in Southern Africa, from Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland met in Gaborone, Botswana, from 20-21 September, to discuss how they can network and develop joint actions on common struggles. The workshop explored ways to increase the participation of the youth in unions.

Zimbabwe: Unions organizing against all odds

18 October, 2017To be effective in the fight for workers’ rights, Zimbabwean workers must join trade unions, emphasized the IndustriALL Global Union women’s committee meeting in Harare on 13 October.

South Africa: Union victory over precarious work

24 July, 2017In a major victory against precarious work, IndustriALL affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), won a case against temporary employment service providers, also known as labour brokers, in the Labour Court of Appeal on 10 July. The breakthrough came after years of continuous campaigns by South African trade unions to stop the intensified exploitation of workers by agencies, such as labour brokers.

South Africa: Mine accident kills four workers

2 August, 2017The danger of working underground on South African gold mines was again demonstrated when four mineworkers were killed at work on Saturday 22 July at Tau Lekoa mine at Orkney, North West Province.

Guinea: Mineworkers give notice to strike

6 November, 2017Mineworkers at Societe AngloGold Ashanti de Guinee (SAG), a subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti, have given notice to go on strike on 7 November if their grievances are not met.

Women workers in Zambia and Tanzania pledge to fight violence

8 December, 2017“We will take the Pledge!” cheered young women workers during the Women Organizers’ exchange workshop in Kitwe, Zambia last week.

Mozambique: Union shocked by appalling conditions at plastics factory

4 April, 2018Workers at a Chinese-owned plastics factory in Mozambique are being forced to work in shocking conditions according to IndustriALL Global Union trade union affiliate, SINTIQUIAF, which organizes more than 15,000 workers in the chemical and allied industries.

The mining industry must respect labour and community rights: IndustriALL

12 February, 2018IndustriALL Global Union delivered this message at the African Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 5 to 8 February 2018.

Botswana union challenges leader’s unfair dismissal

15 April, 2019The unfair dismissal of Goleba Botshome, the general secretary of the Botswana Diamond Workers Union (BDWU), by Pluczenik Diamonds exposes the gross human and workers’ rights violations that are rampant in the diamond sector in Botswana.