Benin unions agree to cooperate

20.07.2018 Defending the right to strike, signing up more members, promoting participatory democracy, forming a women’s committee, and building solidarity among the unions are some of the commitments agreed upon at a recent meeting in Cotonou, Benin.

US: locked out National Grid workers denied healthcare

19.07.2018 British multinational utility company National Grid has locked out 1,200 members of United Steelworkers Locals 12003 and 12012 and denied them access to healthcare.

Deadly Georgian mine closed after multiple fatalities

18.07.2018 The Mindeli coal mine in Tkibuli, Georgia, has been closed after four miners were killed, and six others were injured.

South Africa: Six workers die in underground fire at copper mine

18.07.2018 With six mineworkers killed and 48 injured in an underground fire at Palabora Copper Mine in the Limpopo Province caused by a burning conveyor belt, increasingly South African mines are becoming death-traps for mine workers.

Signatories to the 2018 Accord

06.07.2018 A list of brands and retailers that have signed the 2018 Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.

IndustriALL's Global Framework Agreements

17.04.2018 Global Framework Agreements are negotiated on a global level between trade unions and a multinational company. To date, IndustriALL has signed 44 GFAs with multinational companies.

Bangladesh Accord arbitration cases - resulting in millions-of-dollars in settlements - officially closed

18.07.2018 The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has announced that two landmark cases against multinational fashion brands brought under the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety have been officially closed.  The tribunal hearing the case issued termination orders this week, and the cases were brought by global unions IndustriALL and UNI.

South Africa: Footwear strike for a living wage enters second week

17.07.2018 Thousands of workers in the footwear sector are on strike for a second week demanding a wage increase of 9.5 per cent while the employers are offering 6.25 per cent.

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