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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. 

IndustriALL Executive Committee elects female president

30 November, 2023IndustriALL’s online Executive Committe on 28-29 November elected the organization’s first female president, Marie Nilsson from Swedish union IF Metall, as Jörg Hoffman from German IG Metall steps down.

IndustriALL calls for proactive prevention to eliminate violence against women

24 November, 2023On this 25 november, the International day for the Elimination of Violence against women, IndustriALL calls for proactive prevention against gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH).

IndustriALL’s Asia-Pacific affiliates meet in Kuala Lumpur

7 November, 2023IndustriALL’s proposed gender-based violence policy, cost of living crises, trade union violations and Just Transition were some of the agenda items debated at IndustriALL’s Asia Pacific women’s committee and executive committee meetings held in Kuala Lumpur on 30 and 31 October, respectively.

Mining unions prioritize building power along critical minerals supply chains

30 October, 2023The IndustriALL mining sector conducted a three-day-round of global meetings elaborating the main agenda items surrounding the industry. The last meeting on 26 October 2023 gave a particular strategic attention to critical raw materials as they are at the front edge of the energy transition with opportunities and challenges to workers and their unions.  

Workshop strategizes a gender responsive Just transition for Sub-Saharan Africa

19 October, 2023Over 40 participants from 15 African sectors representing IndustriALL Global Union affiliated unions organizing in the automotive, chemicals, energy, engineering, metals, mining, oil and gas, textile and garment and other manufacturing sectors met at a workshop in Mombasa, Kenya, on 17 October, to strategize how a gender responsive Just Transition can be implemented in their countries.