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Russia ratifies ILO Convention 176 on mining safety

3 June, 2013On 21 May the State Duma, the Russian parliament’s lower house, ratified ILO Convention 176 on Safety and Health in Mines. This is the result of many years’ sustained effort of the trade union movement.

Carpet and power loom workers in Pakistan win significant wage increase

14 November, 2016IndustriALL Pakistan affiliate representing carpet workers in Lahore and power loom workers in Gujranwala district have announced success in wage negotiations.

Breakthrough in Bangladesh as unionists and garment workers are freed following international pressure

23 February, 2017The majority of the 35 Bangladeshi unionists and garment workers arrested since December last year have been released, and the remaining should be released shortly. This follows an international campaign led by IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union against the Bangladesh government’s crackdown on the labour movement.

Solidarity works! Sri Lankan workers vote for union

9 February, 2017Setting a strong standard for other workers in the Sri Lankan free trade zones, workers at industrial gloves manufacturer ATG voted to establish their union on 7 February.

Bangladesh: elements of a successful campaign

2 March, 2017A behind the scenes look at a successful campaign. Bringing about social change is difficult, and clicktivism - signing an online petition - is not enough. So how do you campaign and win?

Pakistan: Shipbreaking workers win wage increase

14 August, 2017Shipbreaking Workers Union Gadani (SBWUG) called off their strike on 4 August after negotiations with the employers association yielded significant results, including a wage increase.

3,000 white-collar paper workers in Finland to strike

12 January, 2018***UPDATE*** On Monday 15 January, IndustriALL Global Union's Finnish affilaite, Pro, scored a victory after steadfast resistance from its members. Both trade union Pro and employers’ association, Finnish Forest Industries, approved the mediation proposal of the National Conciliator for the paper sector’s white-collar employees to increase salaries, and all strike actions were immediately cancelled. Pro succeeded in securing a pay rise for workers and resisted employers' demands to weaken the industry-wide collective agreement. 

LafargeHolcim: Final step taken towards Global Framework Agreement

13 July, 2017On 12 July 2017, LafargeHolcim and global unions, IndustriALL and BWI, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Zurich, as final step towards a Global Framework Agreement (GFA). The MoU is a prelude to the GFA, reaffirming the commitment to a comprehensive agreement, to be signed later this year.

Georgian trade union signs strong collective agreement with Turkish glass company

25 August, 2017After more than a year of negotiations, a collective agreement for the Ksani glass container factory in Georgia was signed. 

Leading fashion brands join with unions to sign new Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety

29 June, 2017Leading fashion brands are redoubling their commitments to responsible global supply chains by entering into a new Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh with global trade unions.