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South African unions optimistic after election of new government

4 June, 2019It has been a busy past few weeks for South African politics following national and provincial elections, and the swearing in of Members of Parliament, the president and cabinet ministers. Unions are optimistic on prospects for job creation and a better economy.

South Africa: Demand for better safety after nearly 1,000 miners trapped

2 February, 2018Trade unions in South Africa are calling for an urgent review of safety after almost 1,000 miners were trapped underground for more than 24-hours at the Sibanye-Stillwater Beatrix gold mine in Free State. 

Automotive meeting discusses transition to e-mobility

17 November, 2017The IndustriALL Global Union Automotive Working Group meeting in Pretoria, South Africa 1-3 November, made up of 70 delegates from 15 countries, exchanged information on technological changes in the automotive sector, discussed how to organize along value chains and to effectively fight precarious work.

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.

South Africa: Footwear strike for a living wage enters second week

17 July, 2018Thousands of workers in the footwear sector are on strike for a second week demanding a wage increase of 9.5 per cent while the employers are offering 6.25 per cent.

Mozambique: South-South solidarity boosts leadership skills for women

21 August, 2017An IndustriALL initiative is bringing together 25 women from its affiliate in Mozambique, SINTIME, who are participating in a leadership training programme supported by Canadian affiliate Unifor.

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.

Nigerian unions welcome minimum wage progress

4 February, 2019A sustained campaign by unions and threat of strike action has succeeded in pushing the Nigerian National Assembly to approve a new national minimum wage of 30,000 Naira (US$83) a month, when it appeared to be stalling.

Rio Tinto global union network welcomes commitments from company

27 July, 2017IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from Australia, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, Canada and the United States, meeting as the Rio Tinto Global Network in Johannesburg, South Africa from 19-21 July, welcomed a commitment from Rio Tinto to improve its relations with trade unions.

Miners trapped underground at Impala Platinum in South Africa

19 May, 2016IndustriALL Global Union is deeply concerned to learn that two workers are missing after a mine collapse in Rustenburg, South Africa.