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Unions in Ghana push African industrialization agenda

19 November, 2020Some of the strategies to boost manufacturing that will push Africa’s industrialization efforts is to develop and implement sustainable economic development policies, concluded IndustriALL Global Union affiliates at a conference on African industrialization in Accra.

European Parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of Financial Transaction Tax

14 December, 2012Eleven EU countries have been given the green light by the European Parliament to introduce a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT).

Unions call for policies that favour development and equality

20 September, 2012Addressing the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board, the ITUC shows that better policy choices can lead to better income distribution and reduce inequality

Unions fear job losses if AGOA eligibility is withdrawn from Ethiopia

20 October, 2021Ethiopian unions fear that millions of jobs will be lost if the United States withdraws the country’s eligibility for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which gives duty-free access to the country’s textile, garments, shoe, leather and other products.

Future still uncertain on AGOA

15 August, 2014Tens of thousands of jobs in the African garment sector dependent on exports to the United States are at risk unless US Congress urgently addresses reauthorization of the Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).

MEPs demand respect for labour rights in Sri Lanka

19 April, 2017A fact finding mission to Sri Lanka, including Members of the European Parliament, has concluded that workers must have the right to organize and bargain collectively if the country is to be granted preferential trading conditions by the European Union. 

Swaziland: Union welcomes return to US-Africa trade agreement

19 January, 2018IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA), has welcomed the readmission of Swaziland as a beneficiary to the US’s African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). 

Trade tariff victory for USW paper workers

9 December, 2016Anti-dumping tariffs on paper products from China and Indonesia were extended by US authorities on 6 December. The decision by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) follows strong lobbying by the world’s largest paper workers union, USW, who were joined by US manufacturers in calling for the measures.

Australian Workers’ Union calls for action on Chinese steel

28 February, 2017IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) announced at its National Conference that it will take legal action against Chinese steel dumping.

IndustriALL Global Union’s statement on recent developments on steel and aluminium tariffs

1 June, 2018The US Administration announced yesterday the imposition of import tariffs on steel and aluminium against several countries. IndustriALL Global Union reiterates its position, which is line with the Political Resolution adopted at the Second Congress, the Declaration on the Global Steel Crisis, and our statement made on 23 March, which clearly states our commitment to play a leading role within the global trade union movement and wider society to advocate our vision of fair global trade that works for all.