Blog on court hearing of the "Trade Union Case" in Belarus

15.08.2018 Continuous updates from the hearing of the case against Gennady Fedynich and Ihar Komlik, chairman and chief accountant of IndustriALL affiliate Radio and Electronics Industry Workers’ Union (REP), accused of tax evasion.

Lesotho: workers celebrate minimum wage victory

17.08.2018 After a petition to the Prime Minister, marches and demonstrations by thousands of workers to the ministry of labour and to parliament, the Government of Lesotho finally agreed to a minimum wage of LSL2,000 (US$138) for factory workers.

Pakistan: 19 miners including rescue workers die in coal mine accident

16.08.2018   On 12 August 2018, two days before Pakistan’s Independence Day, a total of 19 including 13 coal miners and six rescue workers died in a horrific accident at Sanjidi coalmine near Quetta in Baluchistan province.

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Seven workers injured at GIKIL after explosion

16.08.2018 While workers were repairing amoniac and tar containing boiler, an explosion happened on 3 August 2018 at the coke producing company GIKIL (Global Ispat Koksna Industrija d.o.o.) in the city of Lukavac with a result seven workers were seriously wounded. GIKIL is a partnership between Global Steel Holdings (GSHL) and Coke and Chemical Conglomerate (KHK) owned by the Government of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Bangladesh: unions demand better wages for garment workers

14.08.2018 IndustriALL Bangladesh Council held a human chain protest on 11 August 2018 calling for an increase of the monthly minimum wages of readymade garment workers from current 5,300 BDT (US$62) to 16,000 BDT (US$188).

Signatories to the 2018 Accord

30.07.2018 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.

Tunisia: UGTT calls on employers’ organization to take union claims seriously

13.08.2018 Tunisian trade unions representing the private sector, under the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), accused employers’ organization, the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) of not taking its demands seriously relating to an agreement on the increase in wages in the private sector concluded on 10 March 2018.

Turkey: Strike at Mayr-Melnhof continues as management refuses to meet

10.08.2018 IndustriALL Global Union today visited the picket line of a MM Süperpak Ambalaj factory in Izmir, Turkey, where workers are on their 52nd day of strike action. Management shows bad faith by refusing to meet while pressurizing union members in Gaziantep to quit the union.

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