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SPECIAL REPORT: Inditex and IndustriALL Global Union: Getting results from a global framework agreement

21 May, 2014The global framework agreement (GFA) between IndustriALL Global Union and the world’s largest fashion retailer, Inditex, stands as a model of a successful GFA for the rest of garment sector. Established in 2007, it has helped to reinstate workers expelled for being union activists, raise salaries and promote freedom of association in countries where unionization has traditionally been weak.

Garment industry sourcing model fundamentally flawed

12 June, 2014A new report from the Clean Clothes Campaign is further evidence that the garment industry supply chain is unsustainable and unjust, no matter where it is in the world.

Next steps for the Accord

4 September, 2019Representatives from the Steering Committee of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh and the Bangladesh garment employers’ association (BGMEA) have met in Dhaka to discuss the establishment of the RMG Sustainability Council (RSC), as agreed in the memorandum of understanding signed between the Accord Steering Committee and the BGMEA in May this year.

IndustriALL calls on Egyptian government to respond to strikers’ demands

11 February, 2014Around 22,000 workers are currently striking at Egypt’s largest state-owned textile company in Mahalla.

Migrant worker leaders elected in Jordan garment factories

4 April, 2019A union election was held in the garment factories of Al-Dulayl Industrial Zone in Amman, Jordan, to develop democratic representation for migrant workers.

Kenya: Union success in growing garment and textile sector

22 June, 2018Global brands are increasingly eyeing Kenya to source their apparel as the garment and textile sector rebounds after many years of decline. The Tailors and Textile Workers Union is organizing workers and winning good agreements in this growing industry.

Mauritius – learning to organize in the supply chain

2 June, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Mauritius met to discuss ways to organize in the garment industry supply chain.

IndustriALL shows solidarity with FESITEX workers

11 May, 2017IndustriALL Global Union expresses its solidarity with the Esfuerzo Democrático (Democratic Effort) union of SAE Tecnotex, which belongs to its affiliate in Nicaragua, the National Federation of Unions of the Textile, Garment, Leather and Footwear Industries (FESITEX), in its fight to reverse the sentences of 12 workers of that textile enterprise.   

Argentina textile unions unite to campaign against precarious work

24 August, 2015Five textile industry unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union have agreed to join forces to campaign against precarious work in the sector, following a meeting in Buenos Aires on 11 August. 

Turkish workers strike at union busting Korean company Hyosung

22 August, 2016IndustriALL affiliate DİSK/Tekstil takes action against union busting South Korean company.