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Unions in Africa campaign for ratification of ILO C190

26 June, 2020African governments and unions played a leading role in the negotiations at the ILO leading up to the adoption of Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work. Now, unions are campaigning for the convention to come into force and several governments are advancing the ratification process.

Shell AGM fails to address union concerns

20 May, 2020IndustriALL Global Union raised a number of questions ahead of Shell’s online AGM, held yesterday. Shell’s responses show the company remains unwilling to engage with unions at a global level.

Unions fight to protect Nigeria’s oil and gas workers

14 May, 2020Unions in Nigeria are vowing to challenge attempts by oil and gas companies to use the Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse to retrench workers and promote precarious working conditions.

Union seeks justice for worker shot dead by police in Nigeria

13 May, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Nigeria Union of Petroleum Workers (NUPENG) is seeking justice for its member, Chibuisi Chikezie Okameme, who was shot dead while at work by a police officer on Covid-19 enforcement patrol in Abia State on 5 April.

IndustriALL raises questions ahead of Shell AGM

12 May, 2020Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell will hold a closed, online annual general meeting next week because of the coronavirus crisis. IndustriALL has submitted questions to the company on its treatment of contract workers in resource-rich developing countries.

Unions picket General Electric Nigeria over unpaid benefits to 150 workers

20 February, 2020Unions in the oil and gas sector are furious over the refusal of General Electric International Operations in Nigeria (GEION) to pay millions of US dollars allegedly owed to its Nigerian sub-contractor, the Arco Group, which is prejudicing outstanding gratuities and allowances of 150 workers.

Workers education conference discusses revival of textile and garment sector in Nigeria

5 November, 2019Over 400 participants from the cotton, textile and garment industries including self-employed tailors and garment makers met in Abuja, 29-31 October, under the theme: Labour and industry in the next level. 

IndustriALL again demands Shell address violations in supply chain

22 May, 2019IndustriALL Global Union, together with trade union affiliates from Nigeria and the Netherlands, called on Shell to address workers’ rights violations in its supply chain at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) in The Hague on 21 May.

Shell worker abuses in Nigeria taken to UN Human Rights Council

15 March, 2019Royal Dutch Shell violations against contract workers in Nigeria came under scrutiny today at the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

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.