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Lesotho workers strike over government failure to announce wage increases

3 June, 2021IndustriALL affiliate, the independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL), is involved in dialogue with the ministry of labour and employment to end a national strike over wages which began on 10 May.

The fatally hazardous environment in Pakistan’s largely unregulated coal mines

31 May, 2021With the government reluctant to ratify ILO C176, Pakistan’s miners are condemned to work in death traps.

3-month extension to Bangladesh Transition Accord achieved

31 May, 2021Global unions and international fashion brands agree to a three-month extension of the commitments of the 2018 Transition Accord to allow negotiations to continue.

Kyrgyzstan: controversial trade union law vetoed

28 May, 2021The law on trade unions that would seriously undermine freedom of association in Kyrgyzstan and deprive unions of their independence was vetoed by the President on 27 May.

Women miners confronting gender inequality together

28 May, 2021Confronting gender inequality and promoting a transformative agenda for women in the mining industry are some of the issues discussed at the IndustriALL’s first global network meeting for women in mining, which brought together 100 participants, mainly women miners, from 16 countries.

CIS unions demand improved health and safety in mines

25 May, 2021When 60 participants from ten mining unions in seven CIS countries met on 20 May, the need for ratification and proper implementation of ILO Convention 176 on health and safety in mines was discussed.

Philippine pharmaceutical unions form tripartite social dialogue mechanism

25 May, 2021Unions in the Philippines’ pharmaceutical industry have successfully lobbied the government to set up a tripartite social dialogue mechanism to address various issues in the industry.

Union busting, tax avoidance, corruption: International trade unions sharply criticize Fresenius ahead of annual general meeting

20 May, 2021Trade unionists from around the world condemn poor working conditions at Fresenius and its international subsidiaries. The German DAX 30 company has long been in the spotlight for tax evasion and corruption.

Malaysian union wins collective agreement after nine years

18 May, 2021Malaysia’s Electronics Industry Employees’ Union Western Region (EIEUWR) has won its first collective agreement at Nichicon (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. after nine years of legal challenges and delaying tactics by the employer.

Global unions to challenge legitimacy of Myanmar junta at ILC

18 May, 2021In solidarity with Myanmar’s trade union movement, the Council of Global Unions has vowed to challenge the legitimacy of the Myanmar junta throughout the UN system, including in the upcoming 109th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC).