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Memorial lecture pays tribute to slain woman worker in South Africa

15 November, 2018Thembisile Lucia Yende, who worked for power utility Eskom, was murdered at work at a substation near Springs in 2017, and the main suspect was arrested but later released. The case has been provisionally withdrawn until more evidence is available.

Unite and organize for Women's Day on 8 March!

5 March, 2015IndustriALL is calling on its affiliated unions to take action on International Women's Day on 8 March.

IndustriALL delegates agree actions and strategies for Latin America and the Caribbean

14 April, 2015More than 80 delegates from 14 countries attended the second IndustriALL Global Union Latin America and Caribbean regional meeting on 9 April in Mexico. Participants agreed on a series of actions and strategies over the coming months to achieve their objectives.

IndustriALL Europe Equal Opportunities Working Group meets

7 March, 2013The IndustriALL Europe Equal Opportunities Working Group met on 27 February 2013 in Frankfurt, hosted by IG Metall.

IndustriALL Sub-Saharan Africa Region creates Women’s Committee

18 November, 2013On 4 November 2013, In Nigeria, the IndustriALL Sub-Saharan Africa Region constituted a women’s committee to be made up of 15 women. All four regions of Africa now have a women representative. Beauty Zibula from the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) was elected chair of the committee.

FEATURE: In the wake of the Arab Spring

28 November, 2013The Arab Spring has irrevocably changed the political and social landscape in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). MENA is a priority region for IndustriALL Global Union, and these past 18 months have provided key moments with opportunities to build unions and promote social and economic rights of workers. But recent developments also show a worrying trend when it comes to fundamental trade union rights.

PHOTO PAGE: Trade unions lead the fight for gender equality and against gender-based violence

21 May, 2019On 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. 

Hundreds of women trade unionists gather for world conference in Vienna

9 September, 2015Some 300 women trade unionists from over 60 countries are gathering in Vienna, Austria for IndustriALL Global Union’s first-ever Women World Conference. 

IndustriALL trains women leaders in Myanmar

10 August, 201520 years after the Beijing Declaration on women’s economic rights and independence women still face economic inequality in many parts of the world. On 26 and 27 July 2015, IndustriALL Global Union organized leadership training for women together with the Central Confederation of Trade Unions in Myanmar (CTUM).

Organizing workers in Sri Lankan Free Trade Zones

27 October, 2015A workshop was organized on 25 October in Colombo under the IndustriALL/Unifor organizing project for women organizers and activists in Sri Lankan Export Processing Zones (EPZs). The participants were from IndustriALL affiliated unions in Sri Lanka involved in organizing workers in the Katunayake, Biyagama & Panadura Free Trade Zones (FTZs) in Sri Lanka.