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Ebola impact expected on West African workers

18 September, 2014There are more than 2400 known deaths attributed to Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea with limited deaths also in Nigeria and Senegal. The economic impact of Ebola in the region will be devastating and organized labour is challenged to find an adequate response.

Unions are taking action to STOP Precarious Work

20 September, 2012Globally unions are mobilizing to STOP Precarious work. In Indonesia, Mauritius, Hungary, the Slovak Republic, Germany, Thailand, Philippines, Colombia, South Africa and many other countries, unions are telling IndustriALL Global Union how they plan to mobilize their members against this tide.

IndustriALL targets mining giant Rio Tinto

26 June, 2012One week after its creation, IndustriALL Global Union announced its intention to shine a light on Rio Tinto’s unethical behavior around the world, starting with the release of a report on the company’s operations in Africa.

Stop precarious work on 7 October

5 September, 2012On 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work, join the IndustriALL Global Union campaign to STOP precarious work.

How to get your union’s message into the mainstream media

21 February, 2018Interview with South African labour journalist Terry Bell

Swaziland: Bring back AGOA status, say unions

6 September, 2017An IndustriALL affiliate, Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA), and the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) met in Manzini, Swaziland on 29 August and agreed to support Swaziland’s readmission to the US African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). 

South Africa: Unions meet to build an Africa-Europe network across the Lear supply chain

22 June, 2018IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Germany and South Africa working for Lear Corporation are meeting in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, from 20–22 June to discuss ways to collaborate on improving conditions for workers in Africa and Europe.

South Africa: Union demands justice for woman worker murdered at electricity sub-station

28 June, 2018In May last year, power utility Eskom worker, 29-year-old Thembisile Yende, was murdered whilst at work at an electricity sub-station in Ekurhuleni near Johannesburg. On 28 June, the court said that the director of public prosecutions has provisionally withdrawn the charges against her alleged killer, David Ngwenya, a technician at Eskom.

Ethiopia: Meeting stirs debate on living wages

23 May, 2018A meeting on organizing the international supply chain in the textile and garment sector has kick-started much-needed debate on wages and been met with approval from unions.

Social dialogue key to better industrial relations in Ghana

12 July, 2019To get the most out of social dialogue, stakeholders must engage and one of the ways to do so is to have effective forums in which labour, employers and government effectively participate.