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Just Transition and oil and gas – what it means for workers

5 September, 2022At the Just Transition and the energy sector initiative’s fifth workshop on 31 August, trade unions discussed what they expect from a Just Transition in the oil and gas sector. Case studies from Europe and the Americas provided an overview of the massive challenges ahead. 

South Africa: Union demands justice for woman worker murdered at electricity sub-station

28 June, 2018In May last year, power utility Eskom worker, 29-year-old Thembisile Yende, was murdered whilst at work at an electricity sub-station in Ekurhuleni near Johannesburg. On 28 June, the court said that the director of public prosecutions has provisionally withdrawn the charges against her alleged killer, David Ngwenya, a technician at Eskom.

Lives at risk in ExxonMobil dispute in Australia

22 November, 2018A long-running dispute with oil and gas giant ExxonMobil and its contractor UGL is putting workers’ lives at risk and having a devastating effect on communities, reveals Troy Carter from the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) in an interview with IndustriALL.

South African unions oppose plans to privatize power utility Eskom

11 February, 2019Unions are rejecting a proposal to dismantle the state-owned power utility Eskom made by the President Cyril Ramaphosa during the State of the Nation address on 8 February, saying this will cause job losses and retrenchments that will affect over 100,000 workers.

London rail workers pledge support to Kazakh oil workers

9 November, 2012London underground rail workers joined the international campaign in support of oil workers under state repression in Kazakhstan.

Putting unity into action in the DRC

22 November, 2012With the support of IndustriALL, TUMEC held its first conference in November 2012 in the mining capital town of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Numsa opposes proposed electricity tariff hikes

18 January, 2013Numsa has rejected Eskoms’ proposal to the South African energy regulator for a 16 per cent increase each year for the next five years, raising concerns that workers and the poor will ultimately pay the price.

Mexico’s Supreme Court unfairly rules against SME

31 January, 2013Disgrace for Mexico’s Supreme Court as three out of five of its members vote to overturn an appellate court judgement to reemploy over 16,000 electrician workers of the SME union, sacked en-masse in 2009.

Union rights at Nigerian Oil and Gas Free Zone

14 February, 2013Pressure from a threatened strike has resulted in the Nigerian government giving oil companies in the zone 90 days to establish unionization in their companies.

Mexico days of action start strong

14 February, 2013The days of action on Mexico from 18 to 24 February have had a kick start this week with almost 7,000 messages already sent protesting the dismissals of Los Mineros members at PKC and the release of 9 political prisoners of the Mexican Union of Electricity Workers.