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Iranian authorities beat and detain protesting steel workers

15 June, 2018Iranian security forces arrested and imprisoned dozens of workers on 12 June who were protesting against months of unpaid wages.

Trade union repression continues in Algeria

20 June, 2019Independent Algerian trade union leader, Raouf Mellal, was at the International Labour Conference in Geneva this week to highlight the human rights abuses he and his fellow trade unionists have suffered at the hands of the Algerian authorities.

Tunisian unions strike against IMF austerity

17 January, 2019Tunisian union federation the Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (UGTT) is taking strike action in the civil service and public sector today after failing to agree a wage increase with the government.

IndustriALL condemns brutal arrest of Algerian union leader

25 April, 2019IndustriALL Global Union strongly condemns the brutal and inhumane treatment of the president of its Algerian affiliate by police and demands that bogus charges against the union leader are dropped.

Moroccan unions build foundation for social dialogue in textile and garment sector

24 February, 2022On 23 February, IndustriALL organized a meeting on social dialogue in the textile, garment, shoes and leather sector in Morocco as part of the OECD Forum. The meeting was organized with the support of the Morocco OECD National Contact Point (NCP) and brought together unions, representatives of employers, and government officials.

Iranian court sentences workers to flogging, forced labour and prison

1 July, 2020The Arak criminal court has sentenced 42 workers from Azarab Industries to one year in prison, 74 lashes, and one month of forced labour.

Textile unions in MENA campaign for social protection

29 September, 2022IndustriALL affiliates in Morocco, Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt and Palestine have launched a campaign to fight for social protection and for better health and safety standards in the region’s textile, garment and shoe factories.

Iranian miners fired after protest action

30 January, 2020300 workers at the Chadormalu iron ore mine have been fired after protesting low wages and wage discrimination against contractors.

Unions in MENA demand a Just Transition

24 January, 2023In the second session on just transition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region on Just Transition held December last year, the more than 80 participants discussed impacts on the region and necessary steps to protect.

The future of Industry 4.0 and green technology in the Middle East and North Africa

17 December, 2021On 9 December, IndustriALL and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) jointly hosted the first regional meeting on Industry 4.0 and green technology for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The meeting had around 50 participants from across the region.