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Workers picket over violence and nepotism in Mongolia

16 October, 2020The first ever picket in Mongolia’s energy sector gathered more than 20 workers at the state-owned Thermal Power Plant 2 SSH Co. (TPP2) on 12 October, with protestors raising their voices over violence against women union leaders and rampant nepotism in the company.

Unions not consulted on Chevron Nigeria plans to lay-off 1,000 workers

15 October, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Nigeria that organize in the oil and gas sector, the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) say they were not consulted on the proposed lay-off of 1,000 workers at Chevron Nigeria.

Nuclear workers join forces

13 October, 2020Even with a pandemic wreaking havoc across the world, the nuclear sector remains fairly stable. But the current situation puts an increased focus on health and safety, which workers and unions must be involved in. That was the conclusion as 35 unionists from 15 countries from around the world met online to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the energy sector.

Historic Just Transition plan to phase out coal mining in Poland

9 October, 2020Polish unions, employers and the government reached an agreement on 25 September to phase out coal mines by 2049. Polish mine and energy workers' union NSZZ Solidarnosc SGIE is concerned about the deadline, as the move will potentially leave several million people without jobs in mining, energy-intensive industries, and other dependent employment.

Northern Cyprus union fights privatization of electric power

2 October, 2020IndustriALL  affiliate the Cyprus Turkish Electricity Authority Employees Union (EL-SEN) is taking action against the privatization of the Turkish electricity authority KIB-TEK. The public electricity provider has incurred massive debts, and the union is calling on the government to step in to avoid a transfer of power from pubic to private hands.

Ugandan oil and gas fields provide potential for union organizing

1 October, 2020IndustriALL affiliate UMMOGAWU in Uganda welcomes the agreement between French oil company Total and Uganda’s government for the construction of an over 1,440 km oil pipeline, expected to create up to 16,000 new jobs, and has declared its intention to organize the workers.

Electricity workers in Pakistan demand safety

17 September, 2020From 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020, at least 53 electricity workers were killed at work, and many suffered severe injuries disabling them for life. And the day before a national safety day to remember the dead and promote safety, another fatal accident occurred.

Iranian oil and gas strike solid in fourth week

27 August, 2020An unprecedented mass strike in the Iranian oil and gas sector is holding firm as it enters its fourth week.

Huge strike wave hits Iranian energy sector

4 August, 2020Thousands of workers have taken strike action in Iran’s South Pars gas fields, protesting the late payment of wages and poor working conditions.

Gas is the future for the Nigerian economy, say unions

23 July, 2020Nigerian unions are optimistic that the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline, whose construction is underway, will contribute to the country’s industrialization and economic development efforts.