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Indonesian women's committee gets safe houses

2 April, 2024The IndustriALL Indonesia council women’s committee successfully negotiated five workplace-level safe houses at Evoluzione Tyre Indonesia, Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes Indonesia, Sinar Tambang Artha Lestari, Indocement Cirebon Plant, and Semen Padang.   

Australia’s major step towards closing the gender pay gap

27 March, 2024Ten days after International Women’s Day, on 18 March, Australia enacted new legislation that will significantly extend Paid Parental Leave (PPL) for families and is a significant step towards addressing the gender pay gap.

Namibian unions fight for gender equality

13 March, 2024Namibian unions say that in Africa it is out of the ordinary to find a gender equality activist at national government’s top level. But when that happens, it provides greater opportunities for unions to engage with government in their fight for gender equality and women workers’ rights.


7 March, 2024In November 2023, IndustriALL Global Union's Executive Committee endorsed a new policy on gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH), misogyny and sexism. This initiative reflects the commitment, as stated in IndustriALL’s 2021 Congress, to uphold a zero-tolerance stance on GBVH and any violation of human and women's rights within its operations and associated activities.

Sintracarbón signs agreement with Cerrejón Colombia and avoids strike action

4 March, 2024Colombian union Sintracarbón signed a collective bargaining agreement with multinational Carbones del Cerrejón Limited on 27 February, ending a dispute and preventing a strike. The agreement provides for additional benefits, including higher wages, the conversion of temporary contracts into permanent contracts and longer maternity leave.

Reviving IndustriALL Cambodia women’s committee

22 February, 2024On 20 February, the IndustriALL Cambodia womens’ committee announced plans to boost their efforts to fight for women's rights now that the Covid-19 pandemic is winding down.

Fighting for gender equality in an increasingly unequal world

17 January, 2024According to new research published by Oxfam, the world’s five richest men have seen their fortunes more than double since 2020, while over the same period five billion people have become poorer. 

Philippines ratifies ILO Convention 190

12 December, 2023After four years of campaigning led by IndustriALL Philippine affiliates, the country’s Senate has ratified the ILO Convention on violence and harassment, making Philippines the 37th country in the world to do so.

South African court rules in favour of gender equality on parental leave

7 December, 2023In a case that will transform how maternity and parental leave is taken in South Africa, the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg ruled that working parents can take turns in taking the four months’ maternity leave. Previously, maternity leave applied only to the “pregnant mother.”

IndustriALL Exco adopts new policy on GBVH, misogyny and sexism

30 November, 2023IndustriALL Executive Committee held from 28-29 November, took a significant step with the adoption of a global policy on gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH), misogyny and sexism. This adoption coincides with the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.