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Garment workers, suppliers and ACT brands agree on Freedom of Association Guideline

15 November, 2019After eight months of negotiations, factories producing for ACT brands in Myanmar have agreed on a Myanmar Freedom of Association (FoA) Guideline with IndustriALL affiliate Industrial Workers’ Federation of Myanmar (IWFM).

IndustriALL and Inditex create a global union committee

13 November, 2019Renewing the global framework agreement which dates back to 2007, IndustriALL and Inditex, one of the world’s largest clothing retailers, have agreed to set up a global union committee, with the aim of sharing best practices across the industry.

IndustriALL women’s conference to debate union transformation for gender equality

13 November, 2019The IndustriALL Global Union World Women’s Conference is to debate a transformative agenda for trade unions to ensure women’s equal representation, participation and leadership, and to achieve gender equality in the world of work.

Australian union calls out BHP on contract work

12 November, 2019IndustriALL affiliate CFMEU Mining and Energy, representing mine workers at BHP operations in Australia, attended the company’s annual general meeting on 6 November in Sydney, to question executives about the new labour hire subsidiary Operations Services.

Action in shipbuilding and shipbreaking

7 November, 2019Shipbreaking is one of the most dangerous professions in the world. When IndustriALL’s action group on shipbuilding-shipbreaking met in Marseille on 4-5 November, safety was high on the agenda, together with precarious work and increased campaigning for the ratification of the Hong Kong Convention.

Young workers in Asia-Pacific planning ahead

4 November, 2019Establishing youth committees at national levels and ultimately forming a regional network is the main goal of the recently concluded Youth Exchange Forum in Port Dickson, Malaysia, on 21-22 October. Building capacity and encouraging young workers to get involved in union activities are among the main strategies identified to strengthen the group.

H&M suppliers in India discuss effective GFA implementation

29 October, 2019More than a hundred H&M suppliers who employ hundreds and thousands of workers, participated in joint workshops organized by IndustriALL and Swedish clothing company H&M to discuss the global framework agreement (GFA) and its implementation.

Strengthening union power in the Indian Aerospace sector

25 October, 2019The IndustriALL Global Union aerospace steering committee met Indian aerospace union representatives on a maiden study trip to Delhi on 21 October 2019 and together resolved to increase IndustriALL activities in the sector.

Bosnia-Herzegovina unions demand living wages

25 October, 2019Bosnia-Herzegovina must secure living wages and proper training for workers to ensure a skilled workforce for the manufacturing industries in the future, concluded union leaders at a seminar organized by IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll European Trade Union on 16-17 October in Sarajevo.

Solidarity in the face of BHP’s race to the bottom

18 October, 2019IndustriALL, together with London Mining Network, International Transport Federation, Unite the Union and others, joined forces in a joint demonstration ahead of the mining giant’s annual general meeting in London, calling on BHP to stop replacing permanent jobs with less stable, lower paid contract work.