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Tripartite agreement to protect Sri Lankan workers

25 May, 2020In a demonstration of social dialogue, Sri Lanka’s tripartite Covid-19 taskforce has reached an agreement to ensure payment of wages and employment to workers.

Sri Lankan union protects workers amid Covid-19

31 March, 2020The Sri Lankan government took action as IndustriALL affiliate FTZ&GSEU’s called to transport workers stranded in boarding houses in free trade zones back to their homes. Now the union is urging the government to ensure due wages are paid. 

Sri Lankan unions oppose oppressive new laws

7 May, 2019The Sri Lanka IndustriALL Council of unions is calling on the government to protect fundamental human rights in the wake of the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed more than 250 people and injured over 500.

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. 

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. 

IndustriALL is looking for a project coordinator in Sri Lanka for organising EPZ workers

2 August, 2018IndustriALL is implementing the project Advancing social justice and workers' rights in the export processing zones and industrial areas in Sri Lanka with support from our Canadian affiliate UNIFOR. IndustriALL is looking to hire a coordinator for the project who will primarily report to the IndustriALL South Asia regional secretary and will work closely with IndustriALL's directors and project officer. The project is set to run from September 2018 until December 2020.

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.

Time for ATG in Sri Lanka to back off

22 June, 2018IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate in Sri Lanka is ramping up demands on rubber glove manufacturer ATG Ceylon to stop union busting at its factories. 

Unions in Sri Lanka march for sustainable industrial policy

14 December, 2017IndustriALL affiliates in Sri Lanka gathered in Colombo on 6-7 December to discuss the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability challenges. They committed to build capacity, evolve consensus and intensify engagement with government towards sustainable industrial policy.

IndustriALL welcomes nine new trade unions

7 December, 2017IndustriALL Global Union accepted the affiliation of nine new trade unions at the recent Executive Committee meeting held in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, in November.