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ACT brands adopt accountability on purchasing practices

14 October, 2019In September 2019, ACT adopted a joint due diligence framework for member brands, ensuring that purchasing practices facilitate the payment of a living wage. This is the first time that international brands have collectively agreed to be held accountable by a global union federation for changing their purchasing practices.

African women rise for gender equality

11 October, 2019African women, rise! This was the slogan of the IndustriALL Global Union Sub Saharan Africa women's regional executive, which met on 10 October in in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The meeting brings together women union leaders from across the subcontinent.

Steelworkers’ resistance secures better contract at Dow Chemical

9 October, 2019Determined resistance by members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, United Steelworkers (USW), pays off as the union wins annual wage increases and other improvements in a new contract with wholly-owned Dow Chemical subsidiary, Rohm and Haas Texas. 

African miners say mineral wealth must benefit continent

9 October, 2019This was the message of delegates to the Sub Saharan Africa mining summit, which met on 8 October in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The meeting brought together about 150 union delegates and industry experts from across the continent.

Undoing liberalization to protect electric power workers’ rights

8 October, 2019IndustriALL’s Asia Pacific electric power union network vows to increase collaboration amongst unions in the region to face the challenge of industry 4.0.

Youth in Sub Saharan Africa create regional structure

8 October, 2019Young workers from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from across the Sub Saharan Africa region met for the first time in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on 7 October. They created a structure and elected office bearers.

Unions debate Green Technology and Industry 4.0 at SKF

4 October, 2019At the meeting with SKF top management IndustriALL European and world union council discussed the Green Technology and Industry 4.0.

Making use of global agreements in the garment industry

3 October, 2019Over 80 trade union leaders from Turkey, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Mauritius and Morocco met in Cesme, Turkey, to see how global framework agreements (GFA) can be better used to boost union organizing, collective bargaining agreements and social dialogue.

Victory for workers as shipyard is saved

2 October, 2019After workers occupied the shipyard for nine weeks, Harland and Wolff in Belfast has been bought by a British company, saving it from closure and securing the workers’ future.

Oil and gas unions in Indonesia unite to organize

2 October, 2019Some 30 representatives from oil and gas unions in Indonesia met in Jakarta on 26-27 September for an IndustriALL Global Union workshop looking at ways to organize more workers in the sector.