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Zimbabwe: Unions organizing against all odds

2017.10.18To 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.

South Africa: NUMSA condemns police violence against striking South 32 workers

2017.10.06Three workers were injured and taken to hospital when police fired rubber bullets at picketing workers at South 32’s aluminium smelter in Richards Bay in the KwaZulu-Natal province on 2 October.

Guinea: Mineworkers give notice to strike

2017.11.06Mineworkers at Societe AngloGold Ashanti de Guinee (SAG), a subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti, have given notice to go on strike on 7 November if their grievances are not met.

South Africa: Union victory over precarious work

2017.07.24In a major victory against precarious work, IndustriALL affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), won a case against temporary employment service providers, also known as labour brokers, in the Labour Court of Appeal on 10 July. The breakthrough came after years of continuous campaigns by South African trade unions to stop the intensified exploitation of workers by agencies, such as labour brokers.

South Africa: Mine accident kills four workers

2017.08.02The danger of working underground on South African gold mines was again demonstrated when four mineworkers were killed at work on Saturday 22 July at Tau Lekoa mine at Orkney, North West Province.

Mozambique: Union shocked by appalling conditions at plastics factory

2018.04.04Workers at a Chinese-owned plastics factory in Mozambique are being forced to work in shocking conditions according to IndustriALL Global Union trade union affiliate, SINTIQUIAF, which organizes more than 15,000 workers in the chemical and allied industries.

Organizing the diamond mining industry in Lesotho

2018.05.24Deep inside the mountain kingdom of Lesotho lies untapped treasure that is attracting global diamond mining capital.

Trade union leaders beaten and arrested during Zimbabwe austerity protests

2018.10.11Police have beaten and arrested two leaders of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), as thousands of workers took to the streets in cities across Zimbabwe on 11 October to protest against austerity measures. 

IndustriALL investigation uncovers exploitation of Shell workers in Nigeria

2018.10.24A new report from a fact-finding mission by IndustriALL Global Union has revealed the shocking exploitation of contract workers at Shell oil and gas operations in Nigeria. 

Unions stand up to BHP at AGM

2018.10.18IndustriALL Global Union and affiliates representing BHP workers in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Colombia challenged the mining giant’s unsustainable and dangerous business model, at its annual general meeting in London on 17 October.