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African unions condemn global trade in used clothes as it suffocates textile sector

7 June, 2018African countries export cotton to Asia where it is spun into yarn and made into fabric from which garments are made and sold to big brands in Europe and the USA. Charity and thrift shops then buy the clothes after they have been worn and discarded. On the bottom of the consumption chain are African countries that import bales of the used clothes, and even underwear, for sale in the thriving informal markets common on the continent.

Industry bargaining for living wages

18 August, 2015As pressure is increasing on multinational corporations (MNCs) to account for violations of workers’ rights in their global supply chains, trade unions are identifying how MNCs’ own sourcing practices lead to these violations and developing new models of cooperation to change them. IndustriALL is working with major clothing brands in a process known as ACT to create a system that can increase wages in a sustainable and enforceable way.

IndustriALL Global Union Regional Conference - Report: Towards Sustainable Industrial and Energy Policy

28 February, 2017“Towards Sustainable Industrial and Energy Policy”, 3-4 September 2014, São Paulo, Brazil

IndustriALL expresses concern at US withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

6 June, 2017On 1 June 2017, US President Donald Trump announced that the USA would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Watch IndustriALL’s World Conference on Industry 4.0 on Facebook Live

23 October, 2017IndustriALL’s World Conference on Industry 4.0 taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, this week will be streamed live on Facebook. The Conference on Thursday 26 October and Friday 27 October will debate the implications of Industry 4.0 on trade unions and sustainable industrial policy. 

Unions take action in support of sustainable national and regional industry

20 November, 2017Latin American and Caribbean trade unions started to plan action in support of sustainable national and regional industry at an IndustriALL seminar on 15 November in Montevideo, Uruguay

IndustriALL welcomes oil and gas initiative to create fund for low emissions technologies

9 November, 2016On Friday, November 4, the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a coalition of ten of the world’s major oil companies, announced their commitment of a billion dollars over 10 years to fund low emissions technologies, as part of their commitment to fighting climate change.

Facing the challenges to sustainable industrial policy

4 November, 2014Since the Arab Spring in 2010, trade unions in Tunisia have worked with the government and political parties to maintain stabililty and to avoid the violence experienced in neighboring countries. Yet unions have not played a strong role in policy-making, labour legislation is not enforced and it does not serve the workers' interests. 

Caribbean unions continue to strengthen outreach and cooperation in the region

21 November, 2018Condemnation of the attacks on trade union rights and the crisis in the oil and steel industries in the Caribbean were high on the agenda of IndustriALL Global Union’s Caribbean meeting held in Paramaribo in Suriname on 12-13 November.

A trade union guide to a Just Transition for workers

15 May, 2019The transition to a cleaner, more sustainable economy must be economically and socially just and fair for workers and their communities.