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Madagascar garment workers formulate strategies to confront gender-based violence and harassment

10 November, 2022Inspired by training on the International Labour Organization Convention 190 to eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work facilitated by IndustriALL Global Union, the workers in Madagascar’s textile and garment industries are devising ways to deal with gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in their factories.

Two factory fires in India in less than a week

9 November, 2022Within a week, two massive fires broke out in footwear manufacturing factories in Delhi, killing two workers and injuring 18. Lack of workplace safety continues to be a threat to workers.

IndustriALL forms gender equality task force

9 November, 2022IndustriALL and affiliates gathered online for a women’s committee meeting on 26 and 27 October. A key focus of the meeting was the approval of the composition of IndustriALL’s gender equality task force. Confirmation of twelve gender task force members completes an establishment of a new IndustriALL body. Its first task will be to develop a policy aiming at ending with GBVH, sexism and misogyny in industries and trade unions.

Colombian coal workers discuss the need for a just transition

9 November, 2022Members of Sintracarbón, IndustriALL's mining affiliate in Colombia, recently met online to highlight the need for Glencore to ensure that there is a just transition, that workers don’t lose their jobs and that it doesn’t leave a ghost town behind it.

Sri Lankan unions continue to fight against crisis

7 November, 2022Unions and progressive organizations in Sri Lanka are putting up a strong fight to save democratic rights and workers’ rights in the face of the worst economic and political crisis in the history of the country.

Unions prepare for COP27

5 November, 2022This week IndustriALL held three webinars in preparation for COP27 in Egypt next week. The webinars focused on union action around Just Transition throughout supply chains and in the mobility sector.

Just Transition needs unions at the table

4 November, 2022The initiative on Just Transition in the Energy Sector concludes its first year with recommendations set to ensure that unions are ready for the transition. ITUC, LO Norway and IndustriALL have worked together to ensure that the labour movement have the information, tools and plans to get good jobs and a Just Transition for workers.

Young unionists from Central Asia demand attention to youth policy

4 November, 2022Young union activists from the mining and metallurgical, oil and gas, textile and energy industries from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan attended an IndustriALL forum called “Youth for new trade union prospects” in Kyrgyzstan on 27-28 October.

Getting ready for industry 4.0

3 November, 2022On 25 October IndustriALL’s affiliates, in various sectors, discussed challenges and opportunities of digitization and industry 4.0. The meeting was attended by over 160 representatives from 40 countries. 

Court rules that Zheng Yong Swaziland must deduct and remit union dues

3 November, 2022When Zheng Yong Swaziland unilaterally decided to stop deducting union dues for 1,276 workers as part of the garment maker’s anti-union behaviour, the Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA) immediately launched a court challenge.