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Call for the release of trade unionist Wonder Mkhonza charged with sedition in Swaziland

24 April, 2013IndustriALL Global Union condemns the arrest of Comrade Wonder Mkhonza, Deputy General Secretary of the Swaziland Processing, Refining and Allied Workers Union.

Unionists of the world ride for workers’ rights

13 June, 2013On Wednesday 12 June trade union leaders and activists from around the world joined together to participate in a bicycle ride called ‘Route of Shame’ to visit missions and embassies in Geneva, Switzerland and draw attention to countries consistently violating workers’ rights.

Union rejects retrenchment of 340 mineworkers at Abosso Gold Fields in Ghana

3 April, 2018The Abosso Gold Fields announcement that it will retrench 340 mineworkers at its Damang operations in June adds more pain to the mineworkers in Ghana. The notice comes immediately after the retrenchment of 2,150 workers at the company's Tarkwa mine.

Liberian unions demand better working conditions at Firestone rubber plantations

23 August, 2018Unions representing over 10,000 agricultural and industrial workers from the rubber plantations owned by Firestone-Liberia are demanding living wages, better housing, safe drinking water, access to electricity, and an end to discrimination and unfair labour practices.

African unions condemn global trade in used clothes as it suffocates textile sector

7 June, 2018African countries export cotton to Asia where it is spun into yarn and made into fabric from which garments are made and sold to big brands in Europe and the USA. Charity and thrift shops then buy the clothes after they have been worn and discarded. On the bottom of the consumption chain are African countries that import bales of the used clothes, and even underwear, for sale in the thriving informal markets common on the continent.

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. 

IndustriALL Global Union briefing

24 June, 2012How Rio Tinto mistreats its African workforce Tuesday 26 June 2012 10:30 Foreign Press Association, 25 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N 5AP, London

New global labour force, IndustriALL Global Union, targets mining giant Rio Tinto

26 June, 2012One week after its creation, IndustriALL Global Union announced its intention to shine 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.

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.

Unions oppose Xstrata - Glencore merger

4 July, 2012IndustriALL Global Union joins the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) in Australia, the United Steelworkers (USW) in Canada and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in South Africa and takes the position against the planned merger of Xstrata and Glencore.