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IndustriALL remembers comrades killed at work

25 November, 2013On this 25 November, the International Day to Combat Violence against Women, IndustriALL pays tribute to those women who have been killed and harassed at work in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Morocco, Cambodia and Bangladesh. The women killed protesting for their rights in Cambodia stand for the many others who were sacrificed for their rights.

Miners trapped underground at Impala Platinum in South Africa

19 May, 2016IndustriALL Global Union is deeply concerned to learn that two workers are missing after a mine collapse in Rustenburg, South Africa.

South African petrochemical workers win three-week strike

19 August, 2016On 17 August, the Chemical Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU), an IndustriALL South African affiliate, signed new two-year agreement with the National Petroleum Employers' Association.

Mining community activist murdered on South Africa’s Wild Coast

30 March, 2016IndustriALL is outraged by the murder of Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe, a community activist fighting the development of the Xolobeni mine.

Glencore to close Optimum Coal Mine in South Africa

29 January, 2015Mining giant Glencore has announced that they are to close the Optimum Coal Mine in Mpumalanga. Around 1,500 employees and contractors would be affected by the decision.

Optimum Coal closure: a worker’s story

6 May, 2015Bridget Mahlangu joined Glencore Optimum Coal as a learner plant operator ten years ago. She was fresh from high school, with no experience in mining but only a matric certificate. She was trained as plant operator, responsible for processing and washing coal.

South Africa - Numsa demands fair deal for GM workers

29 May, 2017IndustriALL affiliate in South Africa, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), is demanding a fair deal for the 1,500 strong workforce after General Motors announced its disinvestment from the country by the end of 2017.

Automotive meeting discusses transition to e-mobility

17 November, 2017The IndustriALL Global Union Automotive Working Group meeting in Pretoria, South Africa 1-3 November, made up of 70 delegates from 15 countries, exchanged information on technological changes in the automotive sector, discussed how to organize along value chains and to effectively fight precarious work.

Union says Covid-19 opportunism is behind wage disputes in South Africa

16 September, 2020Textile and garment manufacturers want to use the Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse to reduce wages and benefits of over 75,000 workers, but the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) is standing firm against the push back in the wage negotiations.

South African union campaigns for an end to violence against women

10 December, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), is campaigning for an end to sexual harassment and violence at the workplace. As part of this campaign the union is providing support to members affected by gender-based violence.