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Ivorian union campaigns for gender equality in the mines

22 May, 2024Critical issues for women in the mining sector in Côte d’Ivoire include fighting for gender equality, closing the gender pay gap, increasing the representation of women in leadership in the union, the elimination of gender discrimination, demand that mining companies comply with health and safety laws, and the introduction of workplace policies to end gender-based violence and harassment. 

GM workers in Colombia and Ecuador condemn plant shutdowns

22 May, 2024General Motors (GM) is closing plants in Colombia and Ecuador in a move to drive the industry towards an emissions-free future. Workers are demanding  job stability during the transition and calling for re-skilling.

Malaysia’s booming electronics industry leaves little room for workers’ rights

21 May, 2024Malaysia has become a hotspot for global electronics and semiconductor investment, with country's electrical and electronics export seeing a sharp increase of 54.2 per cent. However, the surge of electronics and semiconductor investment in Malaysia is sharply contrasted with low unionization; only six per cent of all Malaysian workers are unionized, the majority in the public sector.

IDAHOBIT: No comrade left behind

17 May, 2024STATEMENT CGU: The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), celebrated on 17 May, is an opportunity for the trade union movement across the globe to (re)affirm our commitment to solidarity with LGBTI+ people and communities increasingly under siege. No comrade should be left behind in our fight for equality, justice and freedom for all. 

Uniting for justice for ALL workers

16 May, 2024As we approach the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), IndustriALL is taking the opportunity to put the spotlight on a valuable resource, published in January, created for unions to support LGBTI workers. 

Union protests massive job loss at gold mines in South Africa

16 May, 2024On 11 May, hundreds of workers from the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) marched and petitioned multinational mining corporation Sibanye Stillwater over the loss of 4,022 jobs at its gold mining operations.

IndustriALL condemns murder of USO member in Colombia

16 May, 2024Young worker Jhon Jarry Vargas Sarabia has been murdered in Colombia. IndustriALL and Unión Sindical Obrera (USO) call on the authorities to investigate the motives behind the killing.

Campaign for a binding UN treaty

15 May, 2024Heading into the 10th round of the treaty negotiations at the UN Human Rights Council in October 2024, the global unions and the ITUC are calling on all member states to engage in the process to secure a treaty that delivers for the millions of workers in global supply chains.

Argentinian unions bring country to a standstill in defence of labour rights

14 May, 2024Together with other workers in the country, IndustriALL affiliates in Argentina staged an extraordinary national work stoppage on 9 May, protesting against the government and employers who are promoting the removal of established labour and social rights.

Organizing a top priority for Malaysian unions

14 May, 2024IndustriALL affiliates in Malaysia are stressing the importance of organizing after the implementation of the Trade Union Act amendments. The amendments make union pluralism and competition within an establishment possible, and Malaysian unions are discussing an agreement on enhanced cooperation in union building.