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Middle East and North Africa electricity unions develop action strategy

15 January, 2019A network meeting of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) electricity sector was held in Amman, Jordan, on 17-18 December 2018.

Moroccan unions launch “Month of Anger”

10 January, 2019Unions will hold a series of protest and strike actions across the country until the government meets its social dialogue commitments.

Trade unionists in Algeria arrested at protest

7 January, 2019Trade union leaders and members of three independent unions in Algeria were arrested and detained for several hours during protest in central Algiers on 27 December.

More than 40 striking steelworkers detained in Iran

19 December, 2018IndustriALL Global Union has written to the government of Iran to condemn to the arrest of more than 40 striking workers at the Ahvaz Steel complex, in brutal raids at their homes on 17 and 18 December.

Young trade union leaders in MENA region complete training

19 December, 2018Thirty-two young trade unionists from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Tunisia and Morocco became the first to graduate from a training programme set up to build capacity among young leaders and potential leaders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). 

Union activists tortured in Iran as strike wave spreads

6 December, 2018A wave of strike action across the province of Khuzestan has led to the arrest and torture of leading activists.

General strike in Tunisia against government cuts

23 November, 2018On 22 November, 670,000 public sector workers of the Tunisian union federation Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (UGTT) took part in a general strike to demand higher wages.

Iranian court sentences 15 HEPCO workers to prison and flogging for striking

7 November, 2018Fifteen employees of the Heavy Equipment Production Company (HEPCO) have been sentenced to prison and flogging after striking over unpaid wages.

IndustriALL files OECD complaint against General Electric

30 October, 2018As General Electric (GE) posts its 3rd Quarter results today, IndustriALL Global Union has filed an OECD complaint against the American conglomerate for its direct links to serious and ongoing abuse of workers in Algeria. 

Palestine: IndustriALL affiliates build solidarity through capacity building

26 September, 2018IndustriALL Global Union and its Turkish affiliate Petrol-İş jointly organized a programme of capacity building in Istanbul for affiliated trade unions in Palestine with activities to strengthen cooperation, support and solidarity.