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A boiler explosion at a Bangladeshi garment factory on 3 July 2017 has killed 11 workers and injured at least 50 people. The death toll could rise as many of those caught in the blast are in a critical condition in hospital.
IndustriALL Global Union is deeply saddened at the deaths of at least 11 people following a boiler explosion at the Multifabs Limited garment factory in Bangladesh on Monday 3 July. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, and our thoughts and sympathies are with the many people injured in the blast.
Leading fashion brands are redoubling their commitments to responsible global supply chains by entering into a new Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh with global trade unions.
IndustriALL is planning a high level mission to Indonesia to intervene in this increasingly bitter dispute.
More than 3,000 striking workers have now been fired at PT Freeport’s Grasberg mine in Papua, Indonesia.
IndustriALL calls on state oil company PETROBANGLA to intervene and ensure decent working conditions at Chevron Bangladesh.
A smelting plant in East Java that is heavily reliant on copper concentrate from PT Freeport Indonesia’s controversial Grasberg mine, has provoked a labour dispute of its own.
Workers at BASF India’s Mangalore plant have been holding a peaceful protest since 22 May calling on the company to stop anti-union discrimination and start complying with its own code of conduct.
Seven workers lost their lives in two separate coal mine accidents at the Sor Range coalfield in Balochistan on 24 May 2017 and at the Lakhra coalfield in Sindh on 25 May 2017.
PT Freeport Indonesia has terminated 2,018 workers taking strike action at the massive Grasberg copper and gold mine in the Indonesian province of West Papua.
CFMEU delegate Dave McLachlan was sacked after a shift of miners at Appin mine stripped down to their underwear in protest at the lack of work clothes.
Around 120 trade union leaders representing pharmaceutical industry workers in 17 countries debated current and future challenges for workers in the industry.
Around half a million coal workers in India are set to hold a three-day nationwide strike from 19 to 21 June, 2017 over pensions and wages.
Han Sang Gyun, president of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), was awarded the Febe Velasquez trade union rights award at the Congress of the Dutch trade union confederation the FNV.
Mining operator PT Freeport Indonesia is laying off workers taking strike action at the Grasberg mine.
Global trade unions are demanding the European Union holds Bangladesh to account over labour violations ahead of a key meeting to evaluate the Bangladesh Sustainability Compact on 18 May in Dhaka.
An organizing and campaign workshop was held from 19-21 April in Manila, Philippines, to equip IndustriALL Global Union affiliates with skills and methods to pursue a coherent and structured campaign.
A fact finding mission to Sri Lanka, including Members of the European Parliament, has concluded that workers must have the right to organize and bargain collectively if the country is to be granted preferential trading conditions by the European Union.
On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed more than a 1,000 garment workers, swift action by an IndustriALL trade union affiliate in the country has prevented a potential tragedy from taking place.
Twenty-one representatives of IndustriALL affiliates from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Philippines gathered in Malaysia for the Stop Precarious Work Project Coordination meeting on 3-4 April 2017.
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