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Lesotho unions merge

3 June, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliates organising predominantly in Lesotho’s textile and garment sector merged on 31 May to form a new union, the Independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL). 

Minimum wage negotiations continue in Bangladesh

7 November, 2013Western media incorrectly reported yesterday that the minimum monthly wage for Bangladeshi garment workers had been increased by 77% to 5,300 taka (US$67). In fact discussions continue, with the IndustriALL Bangladesh Council holding firm in its demand for a rise to a living wage of US$120.

Hard-hitting CCC report names and shames brands for inaction on wages

3 April, 2014The Clean Clothes Campaign this week published a high quality report “Tailored Wages”, looking at the issue of living wages in the international clothing supply chain.

Government support for a living wage in Zambia

22 May, 2014Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda told the Mineworkers Union of Zambia (MUZ) that he will not sign any collective agreement negotiated by unions if it does not improve workers salary above the poverty line.

Garment industry sourcing model fundamentally flawed

12 June, 2014A new report from the Clean Clothes Campaign is further evidence that the garment industry supply chain is unsustainable and unjust, no matter where it is in the world.

US UNIONMADE clothes not made by unionized workers

21 November, 2012Now and then an example pops up that typifies the shameless hype of the fashion industry. The case of the San Francisco retailer UNIONMADE is one such example.

Malaysia: Minimum wages for all

14 February, 2013Malaysian trade unions and civil society called on the Malaysian government to withdraw the recent cabinet decision that allow the employer to deduct from the migrant workers’ wages of the amount employer paid to the government to employ foreign workers.

South African union slams minimum wage compliance criticism

14 February, 2013Sactwu has taken issue with a report by the Centre for Development Enterprises that claims efforts to establish minimum wage compliance in the clothing sector is destroying the sector and resulting in massive job losses.

SACTWU steps up the fight for a living wage

7 March, 2013The Southern African Clothing and Textile Worker Union (SACTWU) put together national sectoral demands and an aggressive programme of action based on the 16,000 living wage demands collected from its members.

Workers in Argentina face lay-offs

8 February, 2016Workers in both the public and private sectors in Argentina are facing lay-offs and dismissals. IndustriALL Global Union rejects these measures and urges President Mauricio Macri’s government to promote social dialogue and respect workers’ rights.