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Ivorian union campaigns for gender equality in the mines

22 May, 2024Critical issues for women in the mining sector in Côte d’Ivoire include fighting for gender equality, closing the gender pay gap, increasing the representation of women in leadership in the union, the elimination of gender discrimination, demand that mining companies comply with health and safety laws, and the introduction of workplace policies to end gender-based violence and harassment. 

Ivory Coast: Continued fight for workers’ rights in the oil sector

19 December, 2017IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in the Ivory Coast, SYNTEPCI, is continuing to fight violations against workers’ rights at Klenzi Distribution SA, Libya Oil, and Petroci, giving a strike notice on 3 November.

Union bashing in Ivory Coast’s oil sector must end

20 July, 2017The oil industry in the Ivory Coast is rife with examples of union bashing. Workers at Libya Oil, Petroci and Klenzi face retrenchments, reduced benefits, job insecurity, harassment and threats of dismissal if staying in the union.

Ivory Coast: union condemns lay-offs at Libya Oil

27 April, 2017Eight workers at Libya Oil in the Ivory Coast, have been laid off for economic reasons, something disputed by the union SYNTEPCI. The union is also rejecting the company's proposals to pay less compensation than it has done in the past.

Settlement reached for state oil workers in Ivory Coast

17 May, 2016IndustriALL Global Union affiliate SYNTEPCI has negotiated a strong settlement for 50 workers laid off by state-owned oil company Petroci in January.

IndustriALL denounces attacks in Turkey and Ivory Coast

15 March, 2016IndustriALL Global Union strongly condemns the recent terrorist attacks in Turkey and Ivory Coast and sends its heartfelt sympathies to the families of those killed in the assaults on Sunday.

Ivory Coast: oil workers’ union in clash with Petroci

2 March, 2016SYNTEPCI, an IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in Ivory Coast, is fighting to secure legal rights for 48 workers laid off by state-owned oil company Petroci. 

First HIV and AIDS conference in Côte d'Ivoire

1 December, 2014IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Côte d’Ivoire are commemorating World Aids Day by organizing the country’s first HIV and AIDS conference on 6 December. The event aims at bringing together trade unions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and companies from various sectors.

Encouraging women activists in Ivory Coast

28 March, 2013Oil sector union Syntepci has formed the first women’s committee since it was formed 40 years ago that was inaugurated at a joint conference of oil and textile workers held to commemorate International Women's Day.

Sustainable unionism discussed in Cote d’Ivoire

21 March, 2013IndustriALL affiliates met with project coordinator Paule Ndessomin in Abidjan at the end of February to discuss how project work in HIV and AIDS can contribute to building strong unions.