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Sri Lanka garment workers protest over unpaid wages and benefits.

22 December, 201619 December 2016 members of the IndustriALL’s Sri Lanka affiliate CIWU staged a protest at Tri Star Apparel Exports (Pvt) Ltd.

Swiss shoe giant must take responsibility for Sri Lankan supplier

11 December, 2014A year ago, almost 200 shoe workers were sacked for organizing a trade union at Bata supplier, the Palla & Co factory in Sri Lanka. 

Unions in India and Sri Lanka call for sustainable industrial policy

28 June, 2018Trade unions in India and Sri Lanka underlined that strengthening national level social dialogue and incorporating workers’ views in industrial policy making are crucial to develop sustainable industrial policy and a Just Transition that protects current workers, while creating new decent work in sustainable industries.

Stop union busting at world’s biggest hanger company

30 August, 2018IndustriALL Global Union is calling on Mainetti, the world’s largest producer of fashion hangers, to stop union busting at its factory in Sri Lanka. 

Rubber glove workers in Sri Lanka protest unjust terminations

16 January, 2019Protesting workers at ATG Ceylon, a British-Sri Lankan manufacturer of industrial gloves, are demanding the reinstatement of five terminated union officers and members, and an end to union oppression at the company. 

Action in Sri Lanka on 7 October

13 October, 2016IndustriALL affiliates in Sri Lanka manifest on to stop precarious work on 7 October 2016, the world day for decent work. 

EU must address Sri Lanka’s labour violations before granting trade preferences, says IndustriALL

2 December, 2016IndustriALL Global Union, Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) are calling on the European Union to adopt a roadmap to improve labour rights in Sri Lanka before the country can benefit from preferential access to European markets.

Sri Lanka: thousands protest against anti-union discrimination at FTZs

7 July, 2016More than 3,000 members of independent trade unions in Sri Lanka demonstrated against severe anti-union discrimination in Free Trade Zones (FTZs) in the country. 

Breakthrough for Ansell workers in Sri Lanka

18 August, 2016IndustriALL Global Union and its Sri Lankan affiliate the Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union (FTZGSEU) have finalized a Memorandum of Understanding with Ansell, putting an end to a long-running dispute with the multinational glove and personal protection equipment company.

Sri Lankan affiliates intensify coordinated organizing in Free Trade Zones

31 July, 2015IndustriALL Global Union and its major trade union affiliates in Sri Lanka are planning coordinatad organizing drives in the tough environments of Free Trade Zones, where workers’ rights are systematically treated with less importance than profit.