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Need for youth policy, say young unionists

18 August, 2021In August, national youth forums were held online for IndustriALL affiliates in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka respectively. Participants called for youth policies in their unions, stressing the inclusion of women.

Uruguay: Yazaki workers file harassment complaint

13 August, 2021IndustriALL’s affiliate in Uruguay, UNTMRA, is accusing Japanese auto component maker Yazaki's quality officer of workplace harassment and violence.

Tanzanian union addresses gender-based violence in textile and garment factories

29 July, 2021A few months ago, when shop stewards from the IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Tanzania Union of Industrial and Commercial Workers (TUICO), visited the Sunflag Tanzania textile and garment factories, they were shocked by the cases they heard from workers of gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH).

Malawi court rules in favour of compensation in sexual harassment case

24 June, 2021In a case that will embolden trade unions' campaign for the ratification of ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work, the Malawian High Court recently ruled in favour of compensation for sexual harassment and gender based violence at work.

Global unions launch toolkit in campaign to eradicate violence and harassment in the world of work

24 June, 2021As the International Labour Organization Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work comes into force on 25 June 2021, global unions are launching a toolkit to support the Convention 190 (C190) and its Recommendation 206 (R206). The manual will provide thousands of unions around the world with critical tools for the fight to eradicate violence and harassment in the world of work.

Indonesian women workers convince government to set up women’s protection houses at workplaces

10 June, 2021Indonesian women workers have successfully convinced the government to establish an additional 10 to 15 protection houses for women workers in key industrial zones.

Women miners confronting gender inequality together

28 May, 2021Confronting gender inequality and promoting a transformative agenda for women in the mining industry are some of the issues discussed at the IndustriALL’s first global network meeting for women in mining, which brought together 100 participants, mainly women miners, from 16 countries.

Union fights sexual harassment at Hippo Knitting garment factory, Lesotho

17 May, 2021After reports that workers at Taiwanese-owned Hippo Knitting are subjected to sexual harassment and violence in the workplace, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL), are fighting back against the rampant violations.

Zimbabwe: gender champions to curb sexual harassment at work

26 April, 2021IndustriALL affiliates in Zimbabwe met in Harare 20-21 April to launch a gender champions strategy to stop gender-based violence and sexual harassment at the workplace and in the unions.

Domestic violence and the role of trade unions explained

11 March, 2021Although domestic violence may originate in the home, it can spill over into the world of work. Domestic violence is also a health and safety issue, representing a risk for the health and safety of the victims/survivors, as well as their co-workers.