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Vietnamese unions support ratification of convention on abolition of forced labour

7 July, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Vietnam welcome the the Vietnamese National Assembly’s unanimous approval of ratification of ILO C105 on abolition of forced labour and commit to play a leading role in eliminating forced labour in manufacturing industries.

Fair trade for all crucial in times of Covid-19

28 May, 2020The negotiations on the Asia-Pacific Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are in their final stages. The agreement, once ratified, covers 30 per cent of the world's population and almost 30 per cent of the world's GDP. An inclusive and just deal that ensures access to medical supplies and food amid the global pandemic is important.

Unions can play an important role in intra-African trade

13 February, 2020Trade unions as workers’ organizations can play important roles in intra-African trade between Sierra Leone and South Africa to ensure sustainable decent work, health and safety, and living wages, says IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers.

Unions in Cambodia urge EU not to withdraw EBA benefit

25 November, 2019IndustriALL affiliates in Cambodia are calling on the European Union (EU) not to withdraw the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme, as a step to protect garment workers’ employment in the country.

Thai unions call for review of labour laws

22 November, 2019The suspension of US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for 573 types of Thai products sent a shockwave throughout Thailand, but unions say it provides the Thai government with an opportunity to overhaul labour laws and protect workers’ rights.

REPORT: The African Continental Free Trade Area – will it promote fair trade, economic development and decent work?

21 November, 2019On a continent with high unemployment, where most of the working-age population of 705 million people work in the informal sector, do claims that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement will create decent jobs stand up to scrutiny?

Russian auto workers union oppose sanctions

18 November, 2019IndustriALL affiliate Automobile and Farm Machinery Workers' Union of Russia (AFW) claims that US sanctions are negatively affecting the Russian automotive industry and threatens around 400,000 jobs.

Release RCEP text immediately, say unions

7 November, 2019India has withdrawn from the RCEP trade agreement, while the remaining 15 countries announced the end of negotiations and a commitment to sign the deal in 2020.

Indian unions call for sustainable trade and industrial policy

1 October, 2019Manufacturing unions in India say the country’s trade and investment agreements have contributed to a crisis of precarious work, low wages and poor working conditions, as well as the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs.

IndustriALL affiliates in Asia-Pacific to mobilize for fairer trade

29 August, 2019IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the Asia-Pacific region will hold a day of action on 30 August to raise concerns about the impact on workers and society of a new generation of trade agreements that are currently being negotiated behind closed doors.