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Unions mark International Women’s Day

13 March, 2014Unions are instrumental in promoting the rights of women in the workplace by fighting for gender equality and equal pay. In recognition of International Women’s Day on Saturday 8 March, IndustriALL affiliates around the world organized many different events to celebrate the occasion.

¡Saludamos a la mujer trabajadora y sindicalista!

10 March, 2014Las afiliadas de toda América Latina y el Caribe conmemoraron con distintas actividades el 8 de marzo Día Internacional de la Mujer. La Oficina Regional de IndustriALL Global Union, saluda a todas las mujeres que luchan por la defensa y el respeto de sus derechos humanos y laborales, especialmente en la denuncia y fortalecimiento de la lucha por la igualdad de género.

Cambodian riot police prepares to attack women’s march tomorrow

7 March, 2014This International Women’s Day, IndustriALL Global Union is mobilising support for Cambodian women garment workers, 30,000 of whom will defy government warnings to gather in Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park tomorrow, 8 March.

Trade unions rise to fight violence against women

18 February, 2013Trade unions from Fiji to the United States signed up to the action known as One Billion Rising organized worldwide on 14 February. Women (and men) were called upon to walk out, dance and rise up to demand an end to violence.

Maternity protection top issue for Philippine unions

10 February, 2015Advancing women workers’ right to maternal health care are one of the top priorities of IndustriALL’s Philippine affiliates. To achieve this goal, unions are working on the ratification of the ILO Maternity Protection Convention.

Industrial Chile and the gender challenges of labour reform

8 March, 2017On the eve of the introduction of a labour reform aiming to increase the number of women in trade union leadership roles, 8 March has a special significance for IndustriALL’s affiliate, IndustriALL Chile-Constramet, in its fight for gender equity.

Labour market: gender gap still widespread

18 July, 2017 In a recent ILO report, World Employment Social Outlook: Trends for women 2017, 70 per cent of the women would like to perform a paid job while more than 50 per cent of them remain out of the labour market.

Radical change needed for gender equality at work

27 February, 2019Despite the many strategies put in place by unions and others over the years, the slow pace of change towards gender equality in the workplace shows that progress won’t happen by doing more of the same. Trade unions, governments and employers must be prepared to enforce a radical programme of action to get results.

IndustriALL calls for a strong ILO convention addressing gender-based violence

7 March, 2019Violence and harassment affect the lives of millions women workers on a daily basis. Yet there is still no law at the international level that sets a baseline for taking action to eradicate violence and harassment, including gender-based violence (GBV) and harassment, at work.

Thousands protest for equal pay in Bern

10 March, 2015Around 12,000 men, women and children gathered in Bern, Switzerland on Saturday to mark International Women’s Day.