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Unions fight back against the explosion of agency labour

2 October, 2012IndustriALL Global Union released ‘The Triangular Trap’ today, 2 October, a new report attacking the massive expansion of the use of agency work and demanding direct, secure and decent employment.

Unions around the world mobilize against precarious work

11 October, 2012This 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work, worldwide attention has been drawn to the negative impacts of precarious work with the release of IndustriALL Global Union’s report “The Triangular Trap” and with huge numbers of unions mobilizing across the globe. Workers in Europe have also mobilized under the banner of IndustriAll European Trade Union to “Bring Decency Back to Work” and stand up for industry in Europe.

Organizing the diamond mining industry in Lesotho

24 May, 2018Deep inside the mountain kingdom of Lesotho lies untapped treasure that is attracting global diamond mining capital.

Kenya: Union success in growing garment and textile sector

22 June, 2018Global brands are increasingly eyeing Kenya to source their apparel as the garment and textile sector rebounds after many years of decline. The Tailors and Textile Workers Union is organizing workers and winning good agreements in this growing industry.

South Africa: union in historic court victory against precarious work

26 July, 2018The Constitutional Court, the highest court in South Africa, has ruled that an employer cannot employ a worker for more than three months without a permanent contract.

Sub Saharan African regional meeting discusses how to assess union strength

12 September, 2018Building strong unions requires checking the pulse of the union in governance, union structures, operational policies, sound administration, an active membership, and the payment of union dues.

Unions stand up to BHP at AGM

18 October, 2018IndustriALL Global Union and affiliates representing BHP workers in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Colombia challenged the mining giant’s unsustainable and dangerous business model, at its annual general meeting in London on 17 October. 

Trade union leaders beaten and arrested during Zimbabwe austerity protests

11 October, 2018Police have beaten and arrested two leaders of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), as thousands of workers took to the streets in cities across Zimbabwe on 11 October to protest against austerity measures. 

South African unions call for a Just Transition to renewable energy

21 November, 2018Unions reject government plans to close five coal-fired power stations and award renewable energy contracts to independent power producers (IPPs) without a Just Transition plan in place. They say this will put close to 100,000 workers out of work.

Congo mining unions unite at Glencore

15 November, 2018Building a membership base through recruiting and organizing is a key strategy for strengthening union power at Glencore in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).