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CEP marches for equality

25 June, 2013The Canadian affiliate of IndustriAll Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP), marched to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, 22 June 2013, to vocalize their demands in the March of the Aprons.

IndustriAll constitutes Women’s Committee

14 June, 2013The IndustriALL Women’s Committee was constituted in Frankfurt on 27 May 2013. Christine Olivier (Numsa, South Africa) was elected to chair the Committee and Gwenne Farrell (COPE, Canada) was elected as vice-chair.

Long hours keep jobs segregated by gender

14 May, 2013A new study carried out at Indiana University, USA, has concluded that the culture of working overtime leads to keeping jobs segregated by gender.

Impact of the crisis on women

23 April, 2013Significant gains achieved in terms of equality between women and men are in jeopardy because of the crisis, particularly at its epicenter in Europe, and the subsequent cuts to social services are also eroding women’s equal opportunities.

Bargaining victory for Zewu at last

18 April, 2013The Zimbabwe Electricity Workers' Union (Zewu) scored a landmark victory against Zesa Holdings on 8 April after the court found that the company had contravened the Labour Act by not complying with the registered collective bargaining agreement.

Solidarity visit by Belgian union to Zimbabwe’s electricity union

18 April, 2013Alfons De Potter, Vice-president of CSC Belgium visited Zewu to express solidarity for union leaders that have been dismissed by the state owned ultility Zesa and to hear of the union’s plans for the future.

Encouraging women activists in Ivory Coast

28 March, 2013Oil sector union Syntepci has formed the first women’s committee since it was formed 40 years ago that was inaugurated at a joint conference of oil and textile workers held to commemorate International Women's Day.

Dutch electronics multinational NXP locks out Thai workers

21 March, 2013Hundreds of union members were forced to leave the production line at NXP Manufacturing in Laksi, Bangkok at midnight on 27 February. The workers were given only two choices: to sign a company form to accept a new work system and keep their job, or leave.

IndustriALL marks Global Women's Day

18 March, 2013USW held its Women of Steel Conference in Pittsburgh from 10 to 13 March under the motto Honoring our Past – Protecting our Future. The conference was attended by nearly 1,000 women from all sectors and all regions in the United States and Canada, the most ever. The conference focused on how women can get involved in the union in the areas of education, communication, political influence, trade work, organizing, legislation, rapid response and safety.

Trade unions are battling in New York for the status of women

7 March, 2013Union women from around the world are gathered in New York for the United Nations’ 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW57), starting on 4 March 2013.