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South-South union solidarity against challenges of energy transition

21 April, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Latin America, the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa met virtually on 7 April to exchange ideas on energy transition and how to reach better agreements for workers and communities.

International solidarity ends precarious work at Kenya auto plant

31 March, 2021For many years, IndustriALL affiliate the Amalgamated Union of Kenya Metal Workers (AUKMW), campaigned against the piece rate system at Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers (KVM) which paid workers on an hourly basis. After support from the Volkswagen Works Council, from January 2021 the 42 affected workers have better contracts and are now being paid monthly.

We want decent jobs in Sub Saharan Africa

3 March, 2021Report confirms unions in Sub Saharan Africa want sustainable investments in the auto industry that create decent jobs, reduce unemployment and inequality, and contribute towards ending poverty.

Three workers die under collapsing stack at ArcelorMittal South Africa

18 February, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is mourning the death of three workers killed by a collapsing building at the ArcelorMittal plant in Vanderbijlpark on 16 February.

South African union campaigns for an end to violence against women

10 December, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), is campaigning for an end to sexual harassment and violence at the workplace. As part of this campaign the union is providing support to members affected by gender-based violence.

Union office building in the Lesotho highlands shows the power of global solidarity

3 December, 2020A recently completed union office building, next to remote diamond mines, will fast-track recruitment and organizing for IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL).

African unions united for Africa Industrialization campaign

26 November, 2020IndustriALL Global Union’s African affiliates intensify their campaign for African industrialization on 20 November, the day designated by the United Nations. A webinar attended by 60 participants from 16 countries was the latest step after a series of actions taken throughout the year, notably recent national industrialization conferences in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Uganda unions engage social partners on African industrialization strategies

12 November, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda are hosting national conferences to discuss African industrialization strategies. This is part of African Industrialization Week, 17-20 November.

Unions in solidarity with youth protests to stop police brutality in Nigeria

22 October, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Nigeria are supporting the popular youth protests to stop police brutality in the country. The protests have seen thousands of youths take to the streets and are trending on social media under the hashtag #EndSARS.

Unions not consulted on Chevron Nigeria plans to lay-off 1,000 workers

15 October, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Nigeria that organize in the oil and gas sector, the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) say they were not consulted on the proposed lay-off of 1,000 workers at Chevron Nigeria.