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IndustriALL launches MENA youth network

8 February, 2017Some 45 young union leaders representing 23 national unions from 10 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) met in Marrakesh, Morocco on 20-21 December 2016 for the IndustriALL Global Union youth conference.

North African aerospace unions come together to build power

3 February, 2017The first Middle East and North Africa regional aerospace conference was held in Casablanca, Morocco, on 28-29 November 2016.

Iran: petroleum workers win back pay after strike action

13 December, 2016Workers at the Bushehr Petrochemical Complex won unpaid wages after taking strike action last week.

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.

Iraq: unions demand legal rights over ratification of ILO C87

4 November, 2016The adoption of a new labour law in Iraq last year has created more space for IndustriALL and its Iraqi affiliates to deepen the programme of work and campaign for legislation that meets international standards.

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.

Iran: government trying to deregulate labour, says union leader

1 September, 2016Maziyar Gilaninejhad of the Union of the Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) talks about the situation in Iran.

MENA women network to campaign against violence in the workplace

11 August, 2016Women trade unionists from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the MENA region are to launch a campaign to combat violence against women in the workplace, following an IndustriALL and FES workshop in Tunis.

Flogged and jailed: workers in Iran face repression

24 June, 2016Seventeen workers from Agh Dareh gold mine in Iran were publicly flogged in May, while a prominent jailed union activist has embarked on a hunger strike.

Repression and violence at Maghreb Steel in Morocco

20 May, 2016After 5 months on strike, workers at Maghreb Steel face serious acts of repression, discrimination and harassment.