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North African aerospace unions come together to build power

3 February, 2017The first Middle East and North Africa regional aerospace conference was held in Casablanca, Morocco, on 28-29 November 2016.

Morocco – government must consider workers in oil refinery sale

28 March, 2017IndustriALL Global Union is urging the Moroccan government to safeguard the jobs of more than 1,000 workers as it considers bids to buy the country’s debt-ridden oil refinery.

Algeria: 5,000 police used to stop energy workers’ march

25 July, 2017Some 5,000 police officers in Algeria were deployed to stop a rally in the city of Bejaia on 20 July, arresting more than 600 union members and citizens in the process.

Middle East and North African textile and garment unions discuss Inditex agreement

6 September, 2017Unions in the textile, garment, shoe and leather sectors in the Middle East and North Africa met in Casablanca, Morocco from 26-27 August, to coordinate the implementation of the agreement  with Inditex.

Iran: Workers demand democracy and freedom against poverty, corruption and repression

5 January, 2018With the demonstrations starting on 28 December 2017, Iran faces widespread protests against the rising cost of living. The protests quickly spread to many cities as people raised their voices against poverty, corruption and embezzlement by officials, and brutal political repression.

IndustriALL and global unions protest against trials of Algerian trade union leaders

5 February, 2018Global unions IndustriALL, ITUC, PSI and IUF, representing some 200 million workers, delivered a letter to the permanent mission of Algeria in Geneva, Switzerland, today (5 February), to protest against the repression of independent trade union leaders in Algeria.

Algeria: Global unions condemn detention of 1,000 protestors

26 January, 2018Global unions have condemned the inhumane treatment of more than a thousand protestors detained by Algerian police, and are calling for an end to the escalating repression of trade unions and trade union leaders in Algeria. 

MENA textile unions ready to organize more

30 April, 2015Some twenty union leaders from the MENA region, together with affiliates from Europe, attended the IndustriALL Middle East and North Africa Textile, Garment and Leather Sector Unions' Regional Network Meeting in Beirut, Lebanon on 20 April. 

IndustriALL marks Global Women's Day

18 March, 2013USW held its Women of Steel Conference in Pittsburgh from 10 to 13 March under the motto Honoring our Past – Protecting our Future. The conference was attended by nearly 1,000 women from all sectors and all regions in the United States and Canada, the most ever. The conference focused on how women can get involved in the union in the areas of education, communication, political influence, trade work, organizing, legislation, rapid response and safety.

Support Iraqi oil workers struggling for union rights - sign up to the LabourStart campaign

16 June, 2012IndustriALL Global Union members can show solidarity with oil workers in Iraq who continue to organise for their rights despite the continuing use against them of a vicious anti-trade union law, held over from the Saddam-era.