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Building strong unions remains IndustriALL’s focus in Africa

23 October, 2014Leadership of affiliates in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) heard reports of IndustriALL’s work in the region focussed on organizing and growth, and discussed the need for economic and social justice in order to build Africa.

Living wages a major demand in Africa

22 October, 2014Campaigns are being developed in several African countries to push for living wages.

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. 

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.

NUM strike upholds rights at Northam Platinum

22 January, 2015A 6-day strike by 5,000 members of South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at Northam Platinum ended on 20 January after workers’ accepted a draft memorandum of understanding developed with management.  

Continued strike at Glencore’s Koornfontein mine

5 December, 2014800 workers at the Koornfontein mine in Mpumalanga, South Africa, have been on strike since 17 October, protesting against substandard severance payments.

NUM National Women Structure Meets

25 November, 2014The National Union of Miners (NUM) in South Africa organized its 6th national women's structure conference in Johannesburg on 19 and 20 November 2014. More than 250 women from all NUM regions and branches participated. 

South Africa: Mine accident kills four workers

2 August, 2017The danger of working underground on South African gold mines was again demonstrated when four mineworkers were killed at work on Saturday 22 July at Tau Lekoa mine at Orkney, North West Province.

South Africa: Union victory over precarious work

24 July, 2017In a major victory against precarious work, IndustriALL affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), won a case against temporary employment service providers, also known as labour brokers, in the Labour Court of Appeal on 10 July. The breakthrough came after years of continuous campaigns by South African trade unions to stop the intensified exploitation of workers by agencies, such as labour brokers.

Southern Africa: Building a network of young workers

27 September, 2017Young workers from 11 IndustriALL affiliates representing the construction, chemical, garment and textile, energy, metal and mining sectors in Southern Africa, from Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland met in Gaborone, Botswana, from 20-21 September, to discuss how they can network and develop joint actions on common struggles. The workshop explored ways to increase the participation of the youth in unions.