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Bangladesh: Free jailed unionists and workers

6 February, 2017Since December 2016 at least 26 trade unionists and garment workers have been jailed for trade union activity in Bangladesh, following demands to increase the minimum wage. Join IndustriALL Global Union in calling on the Bangladeshi government for their immediate release.

Pakistan holds action day for victims of Ali Enterprises fire

14 April, 2016IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Pakistan have been protesting in cities across the country calling for compensation for victims of the country’s worst-ever industrial accident.

Why boycotting brands won’t help garment workers

21 April, 2016By Jenny Holdcroft, policy director at IndustriALL Global Union.

Indian unions to intensify organizing in textile and garment sector

20 May, 2016IndustriALL affiliates in India discussed strategies and shared experiences of organizing precarious workers in the textile, garment and leather sector, in a union building workshop on 4-5 May 2016 in Bangalore.

EU must hold Bangladesh to account over labour violations

10 May, 2017Global 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. 

Bangladesh: 11 workers killed and over 50 injured in garment factory blast

4 July, 2017A 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. 

Lesotho: Low wages an injustice, say young workers

4 July, 2017At an IndustriALL-organized capacity building meeting for young shop stewards in Maseru, Lesotho, on 1 July, demands for better wages in the garment and textile sector were made to the government of Lesotho. 

Union building project brings recruitment boost in India

22 February, 2017Since 2014 IndustriALL affiliates in India have organized more than 63,000 new members, including a large number of precarious workers.

Turkish sock and underwear factory sacks union members

26 June, 2017Beks Sock and Underwear Factory – which produces for H&M, M&S and Tchibo – has fired union members in response to an organizing drive.

IndustriALL welcomes nine new trade unions

7 December, 2017IndustriALL Global Union accepted the affiliation of nine new trade unions at the recent Executive Committee meeting held in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, in November.