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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November, 2022Trade unions need to create safe spaces for women to denounce cases of harassment and overcome the fear, the shame or any other obstacle for them to speak out, say IndustriALL Women Committee co-chairs and assistant general secretary on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Why we focus on gender-based violence in 2022

25 November, 2022Gender-based violence is still an urgent issue, including in the garment sector, an industry with approximately 80 per cent women workers. The Covid-19 pandemic brought an increase of violence and harassment against women in general, leaving many women even more vulnerable, according to reports by the UNDP among other UN bodies. ILO Convention 190 is sending a clear message that violence or harassment in the world of work can never be tolerated, as well as providing an effective framework for addressing violence against women.

New report on Just Transition in the energy sector

24 November, 2022The Just Transition initiative in the energy sector has released its report after a first year of activities. The conclusions and recommendations aim to better prepare unions and to take concrete steps to ensure a Just Transition for workers in the sector.

Unions and civil society organizations cooperate to protect migrant workers’ rights in Malaysia

24 November, 2022Trade unions and migrant workers’ organizations met with IndustriALL, UK union UNISON and Electronics Watch in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, on 3-5 November to discuss organizing strategies and remediation mechanisms for migrant workers and unions in the electronics industry.

Make Amazon pay!

23 November, 202225 November is Black Friday, the biggest retail sales day in the United States as well as in other parts of the world. We are joining the global call from Uni Global Union and others to Make Amazon Pay. The campaign was launched two years ago and for Black Friday this year there will be action, strikes and protests in more than 30 countries around the world.

Asia Pacific paper unions determined to fight precarious work

23 November, 2022IndustriALL Asia Pacific affiliates from eight countries have identified precarious work as the top challenge for workers in the pulp and paper industry, and vow to fight it.

Alarm sounded over safety and health in Iraq's oil and gas sector

18 November, 2022Participants in a workshop on occupational safety and health in the oil and gas sector, organized by IndustriALL Global Union with the participation of a number of unions, the International Labour Organization in Iraq and the National Center of Health and Safety-Basra Branch, are sounding the alarm over the worrying situation of occupational safety and health in Iraq.

No agreement in sight as COP27 negotiations enter final stretch

17 November, 2022Although COP27 is scheduled to finish on Friday, 18 November, slow progress means negotiations are likely to continue into the weekend. The trade union delegation has focused on making sure commitments to just transition are kept.

IndustriALL’s Executive Committee strategizes for global challenges

17 November, 2022IndustriALL held its first physical Executive Committee since the Covid-outbreak in Geneva on 15-16 November. The crucial role of unions in supply chains, due diligence and global solidarity were the subject of engaging discussions.  

Health and safety as a strategic organizing tool

17 November, 2022Unions in South East Asia met last month to discuss how to use occupational health and safety (OHS) as a strategy to organize workers and build strong unions, protecting workers from a hazardous working environment.