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IndustriALL National Women’s Council of South Africa is founded

21 March, 2019On 14 March, women representatives from IndustriALL affiliates formed the IndustriALL National Women’s Council of South Africa (INWC-SA). The committee immediately released a statement in support of Gugu Ncube, a young woman who has had to endure harsh treatment of both the police and her employer after putting forward accusations of sexual harassment of her boss.

South African court blocks Mondi from exploiting workers

23 April, 2020Unions have successfully challenged paper and packaging multinational Mondi Group’s court application to avoid paying overtime during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Glencore unions build strength in Cape Town

11 February, 2016Trade unionists from Glencore operations around the world made their voices heard in Cape Town on 10 February under the slogan “Glencore – we demand justice now”.

People before profit is the call at Africa’s Mining Indaba

7 February, 2013Outside Africa’s annual meeting of mining corporates and senior government officials, activists protested the exclusion of civil society that represent the actual owners of the continent’s huge mineral wealth chanting, “nothing about us without us”.

South African unions come out in support of Mexican workers

21 February, 2013200 members of IndustriALL’s South African affiliates the NUM, Sactwu and Numsa gathered outside the Mexican embassy in Pretoria to protest the disregard of trade union and labour rights in Mexico.

IndustriALL Global Union to target Rio Tinto in campaign for workers’ rights

4 February, 2014As the world’s mining industry meets in Cape Town, IndustriALL is to rally with affiliated mining trade unions to call for an end to bad corporate behaviour at the expense of workers at Rio Tinto operations around the world.

Just Transition prominent at mining indaba discussions

12 May, 2022The main themes for this year’s indabas in Cape Town, South Africa, evolved around climate change and Just Transition, sustainability, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the mining sector.

South Africa: Unions prepare for national strike against corruption and retrenchments

21 September, 2017The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has called for a national strike on 27 September to protest “state capture”, corruption and retrenchments.

South Africa: Union condemns retrenchment of 1,722 mineworkers at Evander gold mine

16 May, 2018Pan African Resources’ Evander gold mine in Barberton, Mpumalanga Province, has given notice to retrench 95 per cent of its workers – 1722 workers out of 1812 – by the end of May. IndustriALL affiliate the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is asking that the Department of Mineral Resources intervene to save the jobs, even if it means that the government revokes the mining licence.

Towards a South African National Minimum Wage

15 July, 2015This booklet is an accessible educational resource for trade unions on the important subject of a National Minimum Wage in South Africa and is a publication of the International Labour Office (ILO)