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IndustriALL’s Women’s Committee calls on unions to take pledge to combat violence against women in the workplace

Say NO to violence

Violence against women in the workplace was a key topic when the IndustriALL Women Committee met in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 7 November. The Committee reinforced its support for a campaign to fight against violence and harassment against women in the workplace. Violence against women in the workplace is real, ...

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IndustriALL affiliates protest against precarious work in Sri Lanka

Demostrations in Sri Lanca

Trade union leaders from near 50 countries joined IndustriALL affiliates in Sri Lanka on 8 November to demonstrate against precarious work, showing the full force of the global union movement. More than a hundred representatives of IndustriALL affiliates, together with workers from Sri Lankan trade unions, took to the streets ...

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IndustriALL signs Global Framework Agreement with Safran

Today, IndustriALL, together with affiliates from French union federations CFE-CGC, CFDT, CGT and CGT-FO,  signed a global framework agreement with aerospace company Safran on working conditions, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. The agreement has the following objectives: Provide a formal framework for Safran’s CSR policy, most notably in compliance ...

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Canadian Steelworkers enter ninth month of strike at Glencore refinery

371 members of the United Steelworkers – Syndicat des Métallos are entering their ninth month of strike action at the Glencore-managed CEZinc refinery in Quebec, Canada. The dispute started on 12 February, when workers rejected the company’s plan to cut costs and increase productivity by raiding the pension plan. Despite ...

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Seven on hunger strike for living wage

Striking for a living in Mauritius

Two union leaders and five cleaners are on hunger strike against poverty pay at Mauritian schools. Low wages of US $43 per month and casual employment through contractors for 333 women cleaners at Mauritian government-run primary and secondary schools prompted the Confédération des Travailleurs du Secteur Publique et Privé (CTSP) ...

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Zimbabwe: Unions organizing against all odds

To be effective in the fight for workers’ rights, Zimbabwean workers must join trade unions, emphasized the IndustriALL Global Union women’s committee meeting in Harare on 13 October. It is through organizing more workers that unions can build the power to confront employers on workers’ rights violations including the late ...

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ZEWU National Youth Policy


The compilation of this Policy is testimony to the importance that ZEWU attaches to the inclusive involvement of all its structures in the development and growth of the organization. The Policy takes note and places importance on the young workers who represent the future as the trade union movement has ...

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The workshop was held at Peters Motel, Beitbridge on 2 – 3 September 2017. Participants Participants were drawn only from the main branches, as there are no BWACs and BYWACs in both branches. The participants were as follows; Takavawona Nyambi Asalia Ndlovu Sibongukusa Sibanda Sikhonzile Gwindiri Mlandeli Mathuthu Rajab Twaibu ...

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The National Workers’ Committee training workshop was held at Chevron Hotel, Masvingo on 16 September 2017. Participants Participants were drawn from the Catchments as follows; Godfrey Nedziwe (Head Office) Goldberg Bepswa (Mazowe) Kudzayi Machacha (Sanyati) Charles Makovere (Runde) Cyril Chinamasa (Manyame) Edgar Sanyamandwe (Save) Mthokozisi Matshazi (Gwayi) Ellard Nazombe (Mzingwane) ...

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ZEWU holds a staff retreat workshop

Introduction ZEWU held a three day joint staff and presidium retreat workshop at the Harare Safari Lodge, Harare from 17 – 19 June 2017. Workshop Objectives The main purpose for the workshop was to allow staff and the presidium time away from the office to carry out an introspection of ...

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