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From underground activist to general secretary

6 May, 2020Mohamad Hafiz Ismail, 32, is the general secretary of Electronics Industry Employees’ Union eastern region (EIEUER) in Malaysia and joined the Asia Pacific Youth Exchange Programme in 2019.

Young leaders call for inclusive unions

10 October, 2023As part of the Building Inclusive Unions project supported by Swedish affiliate, Union to Union, IndustriALL organised workshops for young unionists in Sri Lanka and Pakistan. While young leaders from Sri Lanka discussed Just Transition and role of trade unions. Discussions in Pakistan focused on gender-based violence and harassment.

Young trade union leaders strengthen union action through international exchange

25 July, 2023From 17 to 21 July, 24 young trade union leaders from South America participated in the third trade union exchange program at IG Metall's training center in Sprockhövel, Germany. The exchange emphasized the importance of collective struggle for better working conditions and the development of action plans to strengthen trade union organizations.

Organise more young workers, say south Asia’s young trade unionists

25 March, 2024In March, as part of the Building inclusive unions in South Asia project, supported by Union to Union, IndustriALL organized workshops for young trade unionists in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India.

IndustriALL women’s committee meeting calls for inclusivity

23 May, 2024Gender equality achievements, the impact of AI on women workers and strengthening young women’s participation and representation in IndustriALL were agenda items at IndustriALL’s women committee meeting in Geneva on 21 May. 

Young trade unionists reimagining international trade unionism

5 December, 2023The Global Labour Institute hosted its autumn school in Paris from 27 to 29 November. IndustriALL affiliates formed part of the delegation who deliberated on challenges in organizing, trade unionism and youth, trade unionism and authoritarianism, and trade unionism and the environment. 

Global youth unemployment is on the rise

5 September, 2012According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) global unemployment rates among young people will increase from 12.7 per cent in 2012 to 12.9 per cent by 2017.

South African youth activist school discusses the future of trade unions

12 May, 2021Young workers from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates participated in the IndustriALL-Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) South Africa youth activist school from 4-6 May in Johannesburg which discussed the future of trade unions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

5 reasons to join a union

1 February, 2019There’s never been a more important time to join a union. As 26 billionaires own as many assets as the poorest 50 per cent of the world’s population, ordinary people are finding it harder to make ends meet. Trade unions fight for working people so they get a fairer share of profits, that in turn leads to a healthy economy and stable society. So what do they offer? 

REPORT: IndustriALL youth projects in Latin America

3 December, 2015Promoting greater participation by women and young people in the labour market is a priority for IndustriALL Global Union. It has two projects specifically designed for Latin America, SASK Youth and FES Youth, which include an exchange programme and education for young members in affiliated unions.