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Unionized labour produces IndustriALL Congress t-shirts and bags

19 June, 2012Workers organized by the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) and employed at a Mazpah clothing factory in Cape Town have produced the t-shirts and bags for IndustriALL’s founding Congress.

IndustriALL to target multinationals and governments for a living wage

19 June, 2012Delegates to the ITGLWF Living Wage conference agree that targeting multinational companies, employers and governments is crucial in the fight for a living wage.

Demand reinstatement of union members at Togo Footwear in Turkey

26 July, 2012Act now and send a message to Togo Footwear demanding the reinstatement of 35 workers dismissed for joining Deri-Is (Leather Workers’ Union of Turkey).

Sri Lanka should learn from J Crew’s exit

3 August, 2012The recent decision by US retailer J Crew to pull future orders from its Sri Lankan supplier Mirrai PVT Ltd. after the manufacturer refused to correct serious violations is sending a message to the industry that codes of conduct can be more than paper tigers.

Horror in Pakistan after 300 workers die

13 September, 2012Over 300 workers were killed in devastating factory fires on 11 September 2012 at a garment factory in Karachi and a shoe factory in Lahore, Pakistan.

Tchibo joins agreement on garment factory safety in Bangladesh

20 September, 2012The German chain Tchibo has signed an agreement with unions and labour rights groups on factory safety in Bangladesh, where more than 600 garment workers have died in factory fires since 2006.

Human Rights Watch exposes hazards tanneries in Bangladesh

18 October, 2012HRW releases an extremely alarming report on leather tanneries poisoning workers and damaging local communities in Hazaribagh, Bangladesh.

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.

Textile and garment industry director needed at IndustriALL

30 June, 2015IndustriALL Global Union is looking for a Director to cover the textile, garment, shoe and leather industry. ​​​

Industry bargaining for living wages

18 August, 2015As pressure is increasing on multinational corporations (MNCs) to account for violations of workers’ rights in their global supply chains, trade unions are identifying how MNCs’ own sourcing practices lead to these violations and developing new models of cooperation to change them. IndustriALL is working with major clothing brands in a process known as ACT to create a system that can increase wages in a sustainable and enforceable way.