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Union solidarity with Ukraine

17 May, 2022As the war in Ukraine continues, trade unions from other countries are showing solidarity with workers and unions.

Global unions call for the immediate release of jailed Belarusian union activists

13 May, 2022On 19 April 2022 more than twenty leaders and activists of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BKDP) were detained by the State Security Committee. While some of them were released afterwards, at least ten are still in custody, including the BKDP President, ITUC Vice-President and ILO Governing Body member Aliaksandr Yarashuk, and BKDP Vice-President Siarhei Antusevich. They and their colleagues are prisoners of conscience.

Just Transition prominent at mining indaba discussions

12 May, 2022The main themes for this year’s indabas in Cape Town, South Africa, evolved around climate change and Just Transition, sustainability, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the mining sector.

Engaging men in fighting gender-based violence and harassment

12 May, 2022IndustriALL is launching its full report on gender-based violence and harassment in the mining, garment and electronics sectors. The report presents recommendations for IndustriALL and its affiliates, highlighting the commitment of male trade unionists and leaders as essential for unions to succeed in this struggle.

Good jobs and a Just Transition into hydrogen

12 May, 2022On 5 May, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), LO Norway and IndustriALL held a first workshop on hydrogen technology as part of the Just Transition and the Energy Sector initiative. The initiative provides a platform for unions around the world to exchange information on energy transition technologies and the jobs, skills, markets, investments, and emissions related to them.

Repression continues at garment factory in Myanmar

12 May, 2022More than a year after the military coup d'état in Myanmar, the state-sponsored repression at garment factories in Myanmar continues. IndustriALL is reiterating its call for brands to leave Myanmar as due diligence is not possible in a military dictatorship.

Sri Lanka: unions fight for peace and democracy

11 May, 2022IndustriALL Global Union is calling on the Sri Lankan government to implement the proposals made by trade unions as possible solutions to the current crisis. IndustriALL stands in solidarity with its affiliates in their fight to restore peace and democracy, amidst a major political and economic crisis in the country.

Unions' role in fighting gender-based violence in the textile sector

5 May, 2022The majority of workers in the sector are women in low-paid jobs. IndustriALL is launching the third and final chapter of the research on gender-based violence and harassment with a summary of the results from the garment sector, where women report that trade union presence in the workplace makes a difference in fighting gender-based violence.

Eswatini garment workers continue strike amid intimidation and harassment

5 May, 2022Despite intimidation by security forces, textile and garment workers in Eswatini are continuing their strike for living wages. Five weeks into the strike, the workers are reiterating their request for at least E15 per hour or E2983 (US$183) per month.

IndustriALL urges Holcim shareholders to push for workers' rights

4 May, 2022Holcim has declared a zero-harm target for the workers creating the company wealth, but the reality paints a very different picture. As one of the world's biggest cement producers holds its annual general meeting, unions are calling on Holcim to take responsibility for its workers, regardless of employment status, and recognize the global unions as legitimate partners.