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Living wages a major demand in Africa

22 October, 2014Campaigns are being developed in several African countries to push for living wages.

SOUTH AFRICA Rio Tinto actions

15 October, 2014IndustriALL affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) meet with branch committee at Rio Tinto Richards Bay operation.

Numsa settles engineering strike

4 August, 2014The month long strike is over after members in the engineering sector overwhelmingly and unanimously accepted the settlement negotiated by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa).

Numsa strike enters its fourth week

24 July, 2014Over 200,000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) working in the engineering sector are now entering the fourth week of industrial action, which began on 1 July 2014.

Massive Numsa strike begins in South Africa

1 July, 2014Over 220,000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have embarked on an indefinite strike in the metal and engineering sectors today, 1 July 2014.

Intensified strike in South Africa’s footwear sector

12 June, 2014IndustriALL affiliate Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has embarked on a strike. It started on 9 June in the footwear sector, after wage negotiations failed to yield a settlement.

IndustriALL demands justice for South African miners at Anglo American

24 April, 2014IndustriALL Global Union joins the National Union of Mineworkers at the Anglo American annual general meeting to demand justice for South African Miners that suffer from the deadly respiratory disease, silicosis, contracted while working in the company’s South African gold mines.

Fight against precarious work: a central demand in Rio Tinto Campaign

2 March, 2014Rio Tinto is notorious for its union bashing tactics and abuse of precarious workers. As a consequence, IndustriALL Global Union launched in Cape Town, South Africa, on 6 February, its global corporate campaign against mining giant Rio Tinto. The main aim of this campaign is to force a seismic shift in the way Rio Tinto relates to workers and trade unions across their operations.

Launch of global campaign against Rio Tinto in Cape Town

13 February, 2014On 6 February the Rio Tinto Global Union Network drew hundreds of participants to a rally against mining corporation Rio Tinto.

Unilever alienating workers in South Africa and UK

12 February, 2014Trade unions continue to rally against the anti-union management policies of food and chemical giant Unilever. IndustriALL joins IUF in condemning latest anti-worker in the UK and South Africa.