Three years after Tazreen fire, brands must pay compensation

19.11.2015 On the third anniversary of the Tazreen factory fire in Bangladesh, IndustriALL Global Union is calling on international brands that sourced from the garment factory to pay into the fund for victims. 

El Corte Ingles and BRAC pay into Tazreen fund

25.11.2015 The day after the third anniversary of the Tazreen garment factory fire in Bangladesh, the compensation fund for victims has received two significant donations.

Longstanding conflict in Burkina Faso far from over

25.11.2015 110 agency workers at Nord Gold Bissa mine in Burkina Faso have been fired following a conflict with the agency employer Exterhum Africa, which has been going on for more than six months.

Acting to end violence against women

25.11.2015 Today is the United Nations’ international day for the elimination of violence against women. It marks the start of 16 days of action across the world that end on 10 December, Human Rights Day. 


Colombian trade union leader Francisco Ramirez Cuellar is under serious threat because of his trade union activism. IndustriALL is demanding that his life be protected.

Brazil – mining flood destroys everything in its way

24.11.2015 IndustriALL offers its solidarity to the residents and workers of Mariana, Brazil, victims of the environmental disaster caused by the collapse of a dam at a mine owned by Samarco Mineração S.A. The tide of toxic sludge has killed nine people, flora and fauna, and 19 people are still missing. 

Women will not achieve equal pay until 2133?

24.11.2015 In a report on the global gender gap, published for the tenth time, the World Economic Forum estimates that women will only achieve pay parity in 2133.

IndustriALL events calendar

IndustriALL World Mechanical Engineering Conference builds union power

24.11.2015 Developing collective action to fight common challenges and build power, the leading trade unions from this diverse industry met at the IndustriALL Global Union World Conference for the Mechanical Engineering Sector.

Shame on Shell! Pakistani workers organize, management deploys troops

24.11.2015 When the labour authorities supported Shell Pakistan’s workers in their claim for a vote on whether they want a union, local management responded with heavy-handed security forces, outsourcing and punitive shift changes.

IndustriALL Global Union and H&M sign global framework agreement

03.11.2015 The world’s largest sectorial trade union organization, IndustriALL Global Union, representing 50 million workers, and the world’s leading garment retailer H&M have together with the Swedish trade union IF Metall signed a global framework agreement, protecting the interests of 1.6 million garment workers.

GS Corner

Climate change requires Just Transition

24.11.2015 IndustriALL Global Union supports a strong worldwide agreement in the COP21 talks in Paris in order to manage climate change. But we need to take care of our workers. That means industrial transformation and just transition into a low-carbon society.

IndustriALL condemns crackdown on Korean unions

23.11.2015 IndustriALL Global Union has written to the President of Korea to condemn numerous police raids on trade union offices at the weekend.