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Good jobs and a Just Transition into hydrogen

12 May, 2022On 5 May, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), LO Norway and IndustriALL held a first workshop on hydrogen technology as part of the Just Transition and the Energy Sector initiative. The initiative provides a platform for unions around the world to exchange information on energy transition technologies and the jobs, skills, markets, investments, and emissions related to them.

What would a Just Transition in Nigeria's oil and gas sector look like?

14 April, 2022What will a Just Transition in Nigeria’s oil and gas industries look like, and what are the demands from the workers and the trade unions? These are the questions that 458 delegates at the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG)’s grappled with at the 5th Quadrennial Delegates Conference.

Unions in Armenia discuss a Just Transition in the energy sector

12 April, 2022Armenia is phasing out fossil fuels and planning to construct solar power plants, which creates new jobs and opens organizing opportunities for unions. With the support of Danish union 3F, IndustriALL held a workshop to highlight the role of unions in a Just Transition in Yerevan, Armenia, on 31 March.

Launch of initiative for a Just Transition in the energy sector

7 April, 2022The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), LO Norway and IndustriALL Global Union kick off with a first meeting on 7 April to launch the Initiative for a Just Transition in the energy sector. 

Women mine workers share traumatic experiences on sexual harassment

7 April, 2022Gender based violence and sexual harassment continues to be prevalent in the mining sector in Sub Saharan Africa, according to testimonies by some of the 30 participants at a training workshop in Johannesburg 5-6 April.

Greek unions demonstrate against Kavala Oil layoffs

3 March, 2022On 26 February, three Greek unions organized a massive demonstration and march to the Greek Parliament in Syntagma Square to protest layoffs at Kavala Oil and other industrial sites.

Zimbabwe energy workers in stayaway over poverty wages

24 February, 2022Zimbabwean energy workers have written to their employer, the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), stating that they are no longer able to report for work because of poverty wages.

Unions call for policy intervention to save jobs at South African oil and gas refineries

17 February, 2022With several oil and gas refineries closing and further closures planned, unions are calling on the South African government to intervene to save jobs.

Nigerian government abandons petrol price hike as unions mobilize

1 February, 2022Just as it appeared that the federal government of Nigeria and the unions, with their civil society allies, were heading for a collision course on the announced fuel price increase, the government backtracked on the eve of national protests.

Morocco: workers take action for oil refinery

26 January, 2022On 18 January, around 250 workers at Samir oil refinery marched the 1,200 metres from company headquarters to the coastal road to highlight the workers’ precarious situation after the company stopped production more than six years ago due to a failed privatization deal. Workers are calling for government intervention to save the refinery and their jobs.