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Hundreds of Bangladeshi garment workers die

25 April, 2013The worst ever industrial accident in Bangladesh has killed more than 200 garment workers with fears of a final death toll reaching 1,000 as hundreds remain injured and trapped in the debris.

Colombian workers sacked by GM go on hunger strike

10 August, 2012This long-running dispute has intensified in recent weeks. GM withdrew from a meeting with government, ILO and trade union representatives when sacked workers raised the issue of their occupational diseases.

Fontana Pietro workers in Turkey fight for union recognition

20 August, 2012Members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Birlesik Metal-Is at a Fontana Pietro metal plant are fighting for union recognition after union leaders were fired on 17 August.

Korean workers stage protest against Hyundai

25 October, 2012Two workers climbed a pylon and remain there at the Hyundai Motor plant in Ulsan on 17 October protesting against the company’s failure to recognise the permanent status of employees even after a positive Supreme Court decision.

Holcim-Lafarge: No merger without workers’ rights!

4 December, 2014As the merger of the two cement giants Holcim and Lafarge continues, workers are launching a global campaign to demand that workers’ rights are respected

IndustriALL decries Mittal pay arrears in Bosnia-Herzegovina

26 July, 2013IndustriALL Global Union intervened in support of its Bosnia-Herzegovina affiliate in the city of Lukavac, as coke-chemicals company GIKIL fails to pay wages and attacks the union.

Bangladesh workers must continue to wait for full compensation

12 September, 2013Eleven brands join discussions on compensation to victims of Bangladesh factory disasters. Other key brands turn their back on workers' plight. Some advance payments agreed.

None of the promised change for workers at Apple and its suppliers

6 September, 2013Apple has failed to deliver on the promises of ending abuse of labour rights in its supply chain. The changes to have been made by July this year are sadly absent.

Unions at Alcoa Prepare for Global Week of Action

11 September, 2013IndustriALL-affiliated unions at Alcoa are preparing to hold coordinated actions around the globe next week. They will demand fair wages, high health and safety standards and respect workers’ fundamental right to organize into unions.

U.S. workers protest against closure of GE plant

16 October, 2013Workers of the General Electric plant in Fort Edward, NY joined by union members and local communities announce a rally planned for Friday 18 October to protest against closure of their plant.