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Welcome to global worker

20 May, 2019This issue of Global Worker is published at a time when the global political and economic climate continues to deteriorate. 

PROFILE: Belarusian electronics union is no stranger to struggle

17 January, 2019The Belarusian Radio and Electronic Industry Workers’ Union (REP) was formed in November 1990, at a time when countries that had been part of the Soviet Union became independent.

Shell’s hidden shame - Contract workers on the poverty line in Nigeria

5 December, 2018Oscar Tamuno*, a driver for major Shell contractor, Plantgeria, has not had a wage increase in eight years. After paying taxes, pension contributions and union dues, he takes home 94,000 naira a month (US$258) working a 12-hour day, six days a week. And yet, Oscar is better off than many of his co-workers.* Not his real name.

PROFILE: The Malaysian manufacturing union fighting to change labour law to make organizing more effective

4 December, 2018Gopal Kishnam is general secretary of the National Union of Transport Equipment and Allied workers in Malaysia (NUTEAIW). He says that organizing and changing the country’s labour laws are among the priorities for the union.

PROFILE: Putting her life on the line for workers

2 December, 2014Mexican human rights lawyer, Alejandra Ancheita, has faced death threats and a personal smear campaign in defending the rights of workers, indigenous communities and migrants.

PROFILE: Trade unions paving the way to stability

2 December, 2014As free, democratic and independent unions are gaining strength throughout the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), Tunisia is an incredible example of how unions can play a key role in building new democratic societies.

Transforming how we organize

15 December, 2016From its creation in 2012 IndustriALL Global Union has put special efforts into organizing. It is an indispensable part of all union programme, campaigns and activities.

This time standing in solidarity is just not enough

11 June, 2020While the world cries out in the midst of a pandemic around the black lives matter movement, trade unions stand in solidarity in demanding justice, accountability and reform in the United States and also around the world.

PROFILE: Superheroes to the rescue

3 December, 2015With membership levels dwindling, Swedish trade union and IndustriALL affiliate Unionen was faced with a challenge – organize or die.

Sub Sahara Africa automotive sector: potential to boost manufacturing and create decent jobs

8 September, 2020Multinational vehicle manufacturers currently setting up production plants in Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and other countries, are a clear indicator that there is potential to boost manufacturing for the sector in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). With demand for vehicles slowing down in developed countries and growing in emerging economies, including SSA, there is an opportunity for the sector to grow to meet domestic demand.