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Indonesian unions oppose Omnibus Bill

12 August, 2020Indonesian unions are concerned that the new bill on job creation will be rushed through while parliament is in recess, and will undermine workers’ rights.

Protesting paper workers in Indonesia brutally dispersed by police

12 August, 2020In the early morning of 8 August 2020, the Indonesian police brutally dispersed 50 members of the Federation of Indonesian Pulp and Paper Workers Union (FSP2KI) who were carrying out a blockade in front of PT. Tanjungenim Lestari Pulp and Paper (PTTEL) in Lampung Province.

Union successfully fights mass dismissals in Myanmar

11 August, 2020The Industrial Workers’ Federation of Myanmar (IWFM) has successfully fought two mass dismissal cases, winning the reinstatement of over a hundred garment workers in Yangon.

Asia Pacific unions demand Cambodian government release Rong Chhun

10 August, 2020The Asia Pacific offices of the global union federations, including IndustriALL Global Union, call on the Cambodian government to immediately release the president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions (CCU,) Rong Chhun, and drop all charges against him.

Indian unions to observe “Save India Day” against Modi government

6 August, 2020India’s central trade unions jointly called on workers across the country to take action on 9 August and intensify protests against the anti-worker policies of the Modi government.

Amplifying young workers’ voices in South East Asia

4 August, 2020Despite numerous challenges confronting young workers in South East Asia during Covid-19 pandemic, IndustriALL Global Union’s youth continues to highlight and amplify young workers’ voices in the region.

Japanese unions win 100 per cent increase in coronavirus subsidy

29 July, 2020IndustriALL Global Union’s Japanese affiliates have won a 100 per cent increase in the employment adjustment subsidy (EAS), protecting the welfare of Japanese workers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Government harasses Malaysian union leader after safety concerns aired

27 July, 2020Malaysian union leader N. Gopalkishnam has faced government harassment since airing safety concerns in a report for Channel 4 News in the UK. He believes the government should focus instead on taking serious steps to ensure the safety and health of workers in factories exporting personal protective equipment.

Global unions condemn Philippines Anti-Terrorism Act

15 July, 2020Global union federations, Including IndustriALL Global Union, have unequivocally condemned the approval of Anti-Terrorism Act by the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte on 3 July 2020.

Asia Pacific energy unions urge governments to enforce health and safety

25 June, 2020Seventeen unions in South Asia and South East Asia have vowed to defend workers’ rights during the pandemic, urging governments to enforce safety and health practices to protect workers’ lives.