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Covid-19

23 March, 2020In the past year, the pandemic brought on by Covid-19 has led to a public health, economic and employment crisis. Unions around the world have continued to defend workers' rights and promote social solidarity. This page provides updates of union responses to the crisis from around the world.

Sub-Saharan Africa

18 June, 2012 Titular Substitute 1BALEPILE DanielZAFOKONDA Didier

Women

11 March, 2019ALL WomenAll workers should enjoy equal rights. Yet female and young workers remain subject to discrimination resulting in many being denied their fundamental rights. IndustriALL fights their discrimination at work by promoting their fairer and stronger participation in trade unions.

Elected officials

14 June, 2012Marie NilssonActing president

A new social contract is needed to stop intensifying workers’ rights violations

29 June, 2022The 2022 ITUC Global Rights Index is raising alarm over the shocking violations of workers fundamental rights that include the right to strike, to form and join a union, to register a union, and the right to collective bargaining. The right to justice is also being denied as well as freedoms of speech and assembly. In some countries workers are excluded from labour protection that is provided for in national laws and international labour standards.

Sign the Accord, Levi’s!

30 June, 2022Last week, IndustriALL affiliates Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation and US Workers United joined United Students Against Sweatshops, Model Alliance, Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility at Levi’s flagship store in Times Square in New York City, to call on the denim giant to join the International Accord.

South African mineworkers discuss strategies to prevent injuries and deaths from mine accidents

6 August, 2022The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) national health and safety committee met on 4 August in Johannesburg to discuss the impact of the union’s health and safety campaigns and training programmes in the mining, energy, construction, and metals’ industries.

Indian unions demand better occupational safety and health for workers

8 August, 2022At a roundtable on the appalling state of occupational safety and health in India held in Delhi on 29 July, IndustriALL affiliates strongly demanded better safety for all workers.

Saint-Gobain workers in Mexico reject employer protection contract

12 July, 2022Workers at Saint-Gobain in Mexico have voted against the current collective bargaining agreement, stating that it had been negotiated by an employer-friendly union that made decisions behind the workers’ backs and in the interests of the company.

Preventing abuse of Malaysia’s migrant workers

10 June, 2022About forty union and NGO activists, migrant worker specialists, academics, as well as representatives from the ILO and the Malaysian Ministry of Labour, met on 24-25 May to discuss the widespread human and worker rights abuse against migrants in Malaysia.