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Arab women strengthen network to fight for rights

2 October, 2014On the eve of the Congress to found the Arab Trade Union Confederation ATUC, a new regional organization belonging to the ITUC, the Arab Women’s Network met in Amman on 27 and 28 September 2014. The meeting discussed ATUC gender policy and passed in review women’s rights in the Arab world.

Moroccan miners hold underground sit-in

17 December, 2020100 Moroccan mine workers have spent the past week 700 metres underground, occupying the Jebel Aouam mine near M’rirt in Khénifra province. Another 200 workers are protesting above ground.

Oil and gas unions build sustainability in volatile MENA region

24 April, 2019Representatives from Middle East and North Africa (MENA) oil and gas unions met for the fifth time in Beirut, Lebanon on 23-24 April, as part of a network supported by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Delegates from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia attended, with guests from Norway.

Unions bring progress and stability to Middle East and North Africa

2 May, 2019“Welcome to the land of cedars and resistance!” was the message to the affiliated unions from eleven countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) who came to Beirut, Lebanon, for the regional conference on 23 and 24 April 2019.

Tunisian metalworkers’ strike results in salary increase

9 November, 2017Steadfast determination from IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate in Tunisia has secured a pay rise for workers in the metal sector, following industrial action in September and the threat of further strike action later this month.  

IndustriALL Global Union embraces Africa’s Mining Vision 2050

9 May, 2014One of IndustriALL’s strategic goals is to influence governments and business on sustainable industrial policy. This was taken a step further when the global union was invited to participate at a two-day constituency building workshop on the African Mining Vision.

Tunisian textile and garment union sees strong growth

6 December, 2016An organizing campaign backed by IndustriALL Global Union in the textile and garment sector in the Middle East and North Africa is seeing strong results, with many unions reporting growth.

Algerian energy union calls national strike

4 April, 2017IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate in Algeria has announced plans for a three-day national strike by workers at state-owned energy giant, Sonelgaz, on 11,12 and 13 April.

Middle East and North Africa electricity unions develop action strategy

15 January, 2019A network meeting of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) electricity sector was held in Amman, Jordan, on 17-18 December 2018.

DNO Yemen union wins case against Norwegian oil company

1 September, 2016The labour court of Yemen has found in favour of the union after 200 staff were sacked by text message.