All workers should enjoy equal rights. Yet female and young workers remain subject to discrimination resulting in many being denied their fundamental rights. IndustriALL fights their discrimination at work by promoting their fairer and stronger participation in trade unions.
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16 January 2020 at 15:05
Uruguay is the first country in the world to ratify the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Convention 190, which recognizes that violence and harassment in the world of work can constitute a human rights violation.
3 December 2019 at 10:07
To be effective against sexual harassment, unions need to identify the root causes, expressions and consequences of the violations. Unions should also continue to raise awareness on gender inequality and prevention and to follow up on sexual harassment.
25 November 2019 at 15:03
Today, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, IndustriALL is launching a new campaign to promote the implementation and ratification of ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work: "C190 - It can change lives".
21 November 2019 at 10:20
More than 200 women from trade unions in 60 countries met in Geneva, Switzerland, on 18 and 19 November for IndustriALL Global Union’s World Women’s Conference and called for a transformative agenda to achieve gender equality in unions and at work.
21 November 2019 at 10:07
In addition to the 200 women from around the world who met in Geneva to discuss how their unions should operate to ensure women’s equal representation, participation and leadership, thousands were able to follow the conference on social media.
21 November 2019 at 09:09
In June, the International Labour Conference voted overwhelmingly to adopt a new Convention and Recommendation to end violence and harassment in the world of work. The new Convention No. 190 represents an extraordinary opportunity for unions to move their fight against gender-based violence forward.
13 November 2019 at 13:54
The IndustriALL Global Union World Women’s Conference is to debate a transformative agenda for trade unions to ensure women’s equal representation, participation and leadership, and to achieve gender equality in the world of work.
22 October 2019 at 16:04
Dozens of workers, community members, non-governmental organizations, police and other government departments, gathered at chemical manufacturer Johnson Matthey's (JM) factory in Germiston, Johannesburg, on 19 October, to campaign against gender-based violence and femicide, which has reached alarming levels in South Africa.
14 October 2019 at 16:17
Workers at BHP operations in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru have planned a series of steps as part of a campaign to press the company to enter into meaningful dialogue with their unions at global level and to respect their rights.
11 October 2019 at 11:24
African 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.
20 September 2019 at 13:40
A woman is killed every three hours in South Africa, according to police statistics. The increasing levels of gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa mean that women are living in fear, and unions are supporting a government emergency plan to stop the violence.
28 August 2019 at 15:34
A campaign by IndustriALL affiliate, the Independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL), to stop long-running gender-based violence at Nien Hsing Textile company factories has resulted in binding agreements to end the harassment, signed by unions, apparel brands and women’s rights organizations.
3 June 2019 at 11:38
It is rare for garment workers to leave their factory machines and swop work clothes for the formal dressing of a country’s parliament. This is the story of a Durban garment worker who recently got elected to South Africa’s sixth parliament.
21 May 2019 at 11:10
On International Women’s Day this year, IndustriALL affiliates demonstrated their determination to advance gender equality at work. They called for women’s voices to be heard in unions, and more women in leadership positions.
24 April 2019 at 23:28
On 23-24 April, a network of women from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) met in Beirut, Lebanon to identify challenges, distinct issues and opportunities around women’s participation and representation in unions and the workplace.
2 April 2019 at 14:17
In a vibrant picket punctuated by struggle songs, dancing and chanting, over a hundred women from the IndustriALL Global Union National Women’s Council of South Africa (INWC-SA) came from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Rustenburg to demand justice for Gugu Ncube.