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Will Africa’s transition minerals create green jobs?

8 May, 2024With abundant transition mineral resources in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) estimated at 30 per cent, by the International Energy Agency, what are the prospects for these minerals to create millions of the much-needed green jobs?

IndustriALL and allies raise red flags to investors ahead of Glencore AGM

8 May, 2024Last week, IndustriALL co-hosted, along with the Global Unions’ Committee on Workers’ Capital (CWC), Fair Finance International and Oxfam, a webinar entitled “Below the Surface: Governance Risks and ESG Issues at Glencore”. Aimed at Glencore shareholders, the well-attended event allowed investors to hear directly from those affected by the company’s operations. With Glencore’s annual general meeting coming up in less than a month, the webinar laid out multiple issues for investors to raise in their engagement with the company.

Exploring energy transition and Industry 4.0 in the Western Balkans

10 April, 2024IndustriALL Global Union and IndustriAll European Trade Union, supported by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) organized a workshop in Belgrade, Serbia, on April 4-5. The gathering brought together 25 affiliates from industrial sectors across the Western Balkans, including Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. 

Meeting of MENA Automotive Union network on Just Transition

9 April, 2024IndustriALL MENA automotive union network met in Casablanca on 2-3 March to discuss a Just Transition and its impact on workers. 

Trade unions march for debt cancellation in Africa

28 March, 2024On 21 March over one thousand workers marched in the streets of Lusaka, Zambia, calling for sovereign debt cancellation and an end to illicit financial flows.

OECD Steel Committee: workers warn of lack of just transition in the industry

26 March, 2024Workers are raising concerns over the lack of a just transition in the steel sector. Global excess capacity keeps rising, due to a combination of irresponsible practices by some major multinational steel corporations and misguided action by some governments who keep expanding capacity rather than investing in the green transition.

Just Transition in Tunisia

22 March, 2024Following the decision in last year’s regional  conference,  IndustriALL and affiliates from  the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) organized a meeting on Just Transition. More than 50 union leaders from the country’s textile, metals, oil and mining sectors participated in the meeting on 28 February.

Mass demonstration at Liberty Steel calls for urgent support amid crisis

22 February, 2024In a display of solidarity and determination, IndustriAll European Trade Union and IndustriALL Global Union marched alongside steelworkers at the Liberty Steel's Ostrava plant in the Czech Republic on 22 February, a mass rally organized by IndustriALL affiliate OS KOVO. This was not just a protest but a powerful statement against the ongoing crisis in the European steel industry, embodied by the dire situation at Liberty Steel.

Deliver the social agreement: for a Just Transition for the Polish coalfield now!

29 January, 2024As Polish ministers and the European Commission are set to meet in the coming days, the ITUC, IndustriALL Global Union, ETUC and industriAll European Trade Union call on decision-makers to ensure the full implementation of the Social Plan in the Polish hard coal mining sector, signed in May 2021, between the Polish government, representatives of local government, the hard coal mining companies and Polish trade unions.

Uniting for workers' rights: the US-Brazil partnership

19 December, 2023In September 2023, the United States and Brazil launched an initiative: The Partnership for Workers' Rights (PWR). The alliance aims to champion decent work, boost labour rights, and ensure a just transition in the clean energy sector.