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Alarming attacks on labour laws during Covid-19 in South Asia

18 December, 2020Across South Asian countries labour laws are facing increased attacks undermining workers’ rights including freedom of association and collective bargaining. IndustriALL South Asia affiliates call for building national and international solidarity to protect workers’ rights.

Health and safety a major concern for South Asia chemical and pharmaceutical unions

10 December, 2020Increasing industrial accidents, health and safety risks, lack of relevant information, precarious work, digitalisation in production and building union networks were some of the key issues discussed at the South Asia chemical and pharmaceutical unions meeting on 27 November.

Hong Kong Convention key to South Asian shipbreaking recovery

29 September, 2020South Asia shipbreaking unions, IndustriALL and FNV Mondiaal representatives held virtual meetings on 24 and 25 September to evaluate union support for workers during Covid-19, and pledged to intensify the campaign to ratify the Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships (HKC).

Bangladesh: union win to reinstate pregnant garment workers

28 September, 2020IndustriALL affiliate BGTLWF has signed an important agreement with Adams Apparels to reinstate twelve workers who were dismissed when the employer found out that they were pregnant.

South Asia unions prioritize social protection, health and workers’ rights

9 September, 2020In a series of meetings, IndustriALL’s South Asia affiliates described the devastating impact of Covid-19, health and safety challenges and renewed attacks on workers’ rights. Their response to overcome the crisis is universal social protection, defending workers’ rights and unity.

Union activists reinstated at Tanzila textile, Bangladesh

9 September, 2020IndustriALL affiliate BGTLWF has reached an agreement with Tanzila textile and the BGMEA to reinstate12 workers who were fired for participating in union activities.

34 Bangladeshi shipbreaking workers reinstated

16 July, 2020IndustriALL affiliate BMCGTWF’s proactive intervention has ensured the reinstatement of 34 workers at the M/S Motalab Steel shipbreaking yard in Bangladesh.

Bangladeshi government must protect workers from impacts of Covid-19

4 May, 2020IndustriALL is calling on the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to immediately address the impact of Covid-19 on workers, and consult unions including IndustriALL Bangladesh Council (IBC) on the way forward.

Accidents continue at Bangladesh shipbreaking yards

1 May, 2020A worker was critically injured at the Tahsin Steel shipbreaking yard, Chittagong, on 28 April, International Workers Memorial Day. This year alone, at least six workers have been killed at Bangladesh shipbreaking yards.

Massive crisis for Bangladesh’ garment workers

8 April, 2020Thousands of workers in Bangladesh’ garment industry have lost their jobs and are denied wages as the country is under lockdown until 14 April. On 6 April, two workers were killed in an accident during protests.