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Advancing trade unions in Vietnam

19 May, 2016On 9-11 May, more than 70 representatives from the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), IndustriALL Global Union and fellow global union federations (GUFs), came together with trade union support organizations (TUSSOs) in Do Son/ Hai Phong City for an information sharing and cooperation meeting.

Asian oil and gas unions form regional network for broader cooperation

6 September, 2016IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the oil and gas sectors from Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore met in Taipei on 26-27 August 2016 to create a regional union network in Asia Pacific region.

Strong exchange and cooperation among Asian chemical unions

15 September, 2016IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the chemical industry in the Asia Pacific region maintain their unity through strong union networks.

ICT, E&E unions focus on challenges of “Industry 4.0”

18 April, 2016Strong and sustainable industrial policy is required to tackle the challenges of the Industry 4.0, said unions at the IndustriALL Global Union’s steering committee on information and communication technologies (ICT), electrical & electronics on 6-7 April in Tokyo, Japan.

Inditex GFA - working towards a national trade union network in Vietnam

13 April, 2016The global framework agreement (GFA) between IndustriALL Global Union and Spanish retail giant Inditex, was the basis for a meeting in Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam, where discussions centred on the creation of a national Inditex trade union network.

Vietnam - on the road to a living wage

19 March, 2015With a systematically rising minimum wage, Vietnam is well on its way to achieving a living wage. But collective bargaining and labour relations with foreign companies remain a challenge.

Vietnam raises minimum wage 12.4%

10 September, 2015IndustriALL Global Union welcomes the latest minimum wage increase by Vietnam’s National Wage Council. Coming into effect on 1 January 2016 the 12.4 per cent raise continues the country’s road to a living wage.

Passion for better lives in Myanmar

31 March, 2015After fifty years of military rule, Myanmar is taking steps towards becoming a democracy and a new industrial tiger. Workers are impatient in their desire for a better life, and they know they need unions for creating a durable change.

Vietnam – 90,000 workers strike over social security

9 April, 2015A weeklong strike at a Taiwanese owned factory in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam, producing for among others Nike and Adidas has come to an end after the government agreed to hold off suggested changes to the social insurance coverage.

Inditex supplier union network launched in Vietnam

14 November, 2016IndustriALL Global Union, with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, held a two-day seminar in DaNang with the base unions of Inditex suppliers in Vietnam.