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Engaging men in fighting gender-based violence and harassment

12 May, 2022IndustriALL is launching its full report on gender-based violence and harassment in the mining, garment and electronics sectors. The report presents recommendations for IndustriALL and its affiliates, highlighting the commitment of male trade unionists and leaders as essential for unions to succeed in this struggle.

Unions' role in fighting gender-based violence in the textile sector

5 May, 2022The majority of workers in the sector are women in low-paid jobs. IndustriALL is launching the third and final chapter of the research on gender-based violence and harassment with a summary of the results from the garment sector, where women report that trade union presence in the workplace makes a difference in fighting gender-based violence.

IndustriALL urges Holcim shareholders to push for workers' rights

4 May, 2022Holcim has declared a zero-harm target for the workers creating the company wealth, but the reality paints a very different picture. As one of the world's biggest cement producers holds its annual general meeting, unions are calling on Holcim to take responsibility for its workers, regardless of employment status, and recognize the global unions as legitimate partners.

Gender based violence and harassment is a health and safety issue

28 April, 2022GBVH should be recognised as a workplace hazard and systematically integrated into existing and new health and safety policies. This week, IndustriALL is launching the second chapter of the research on gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH), with a summary of the results from the electronics sector.

Brands must sign International Accord

28 April, 2022Four days before 28 April, International Workers’ Memorial Day, marks the anniversary of one of the deadliest workplace accidents in the world; the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh in 2013, killing 1,232 people and injuring scores more. The victims had gone to work in the morning, despite raising fears over the unstable structure of the building. But workers were told by the employer that they would lose their jobs if they didn’t come to work.

Fighting for a safe and responsible steel industry

28 April, 2022Today, on International Workers' Memorial Day, IndustriALL base metals director Matthias Hartwich talks about why this day is important.

The fundamental right to be safe at work

27 April, 2022As we prepare for International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April to remember the unnecessary, tragic losses of workers’ lives, we hope to celebrate a milestone in the global efforts to stem the tide of deaths in the world of work. A better tomorrow, where workers will be safe in the knowledge that health and safety will be a fundamental principle and right at work.

Poland’s mines claim more lives

26 April, 2022Within a week, Poland’s coal mining region has been the scene of two deadly accidents, claiming the lives of both workers and rescuers. The tragic accidents show the urgent need for safe mining and Poland’s ratification of ILO Convention 176 on Safety and Health in Mines.

Rana Plaza: from tragedy to an International Accord to make garment factories safe

21 April, 2022Ahead of the ninth anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse on 24 April 2013, general secretary Atle Høie talks about how unions have been able to turn tragedy into a historic agreement to make garment factories safe.

Indonesia: eleven mine workers injured in accident

7 April, 2022Eleven mine workers were injured in a truck crash at the nickel mine site of PT Indonesia Weda Bay Industrial Park (IWIP), located in North Maluku Island on 2 April.