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Unions demand African Union include labour provisions in business and human rights policy

13 September, 2023Inclusion of ILO fundamental rights, decent work, Convention 190, informal economy workers, corruption and the creation of social dialogue spaces are some of the provisions which trade unions want included in the policy. 

Youth and women leaders in Nepal and Bangladesh resolve to fight GBVH

5 September, 2023In August, IndustriALL organized a series of workshops with youth and women union leaders in Bangladesh and Nepal as part of the South Asia building inclusive unions project.

Uganda ratifies ILO Convention 190

15 August, 2023On 7 August Uganda became the 32nd country in the world and the 8th country in Africa to ratify ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work. Unions in the country have been instrumental in the campaign for its ratification.

Global summit praises Lesotho GBVH agreements

3 August, 2023Over 110 participants from Argentina, Botswana, Germany, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Spain, and the USA, met at a high-level summit in Maseru, Lesotho, 27 July, to strategize how to end gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work in Southern Africa.

Promoting C190 implementation in Nigeria's Textile Sector

27 July, 2023The National Union of Textile, Garment, and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) is leading an initiative in the textile and garment sector, leveraging ILO Convention 190 (C190) to combat gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in the workplace.

Strategizing on advancing union power of white-collar workers in Ghana

28 April, 2023Eighteen white collar workers from Ghanaian affiliates organising in the energy, mining, chemical, oil and gas, and public utilities, met in Accra on 26 April to discuss how they can develop organizing strategies and build union power in their sectors.

Campaign for ratification of C190 continues

9 March, 2023Since the ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work was adopted in 2019, unions around the world have been campaigning for its ratification. To date, 25 countries have ratified C190, with Canada and Ireland being the latest additions.  

Unions in Kyrgyzstan push to ratify ILO C190

7 March, 2023Recognizing the impact of violence and harassment on the mental health and well-being of workers, the trade unions of Kyrgyzstan have been calling on the government to ratify ILO Convention 190.

Decent jobs for women and equal access to new technology

6 March, 2023Today it is the start of the 67th session of the United Nations Commission of Statutes of Women. This year focuses on innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. Global unions are demanding a guarantee for decent jobs for women and equal access for all to new technologies.

Textile world conference vows to strengthen collective agreements

7 February, 2023More than 100 participants from IndustriALL affiliates in the textile and garment sector met online on 2-3 February for the first world conference since 2016. Discussions focused on advancing workers’ rights, building union power, confronting global capital, and ensuring sustainable industrial policy, as well as women in the sector.