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Landmark compensation arrangement reached on 4th anniversary of deadly Pakistan factory fire

10 September, 2016After four years of campaigning and months of negotiations, an agreement has been reached to pay compensation in excess of US$5 million to the survivors and families of workers killed in Pakistan’s worst industrial accident.

Bangladesh: garment workers fight for their union to be legally registered

20 March, 2017Workers at the Orchid Sweater factory in Bangladesh are calling for solidarity support as their attempts to secure formal union registration have been repeatedly denied since February 2016.

Rana Plaza two years on: progress but no hiding from massive task ahead

23 April, 2015On 24 April it will be two years since the Rana Plaza collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers and injuring thousands more. The labour movement and its NGO partners are calling on the garment industry to show that it has the leadership to staying the course and changing the global supply chain permanently.

Cambodia: garment workers killed on their way to work

14 January, 2016Five people were killed and at least 68 more were injured when two trucks carrying workers collided in Cambodia's Kompong Spue province on 12 January.

Ensuring that the Global Framework Agreement with H&M is effective

22 April, 2016The first meeting of the Bangladesh national monitoring committee was held in Dhaka on 21–22 April 2016 to discuss the implementation of the global framework agreement (GFA).

Process agreed to prepare for future handover of Bangladesh Accord to a national regulator

21 October, 2017Conditions on enforcement and capacity have been agreed  to prepare for the handover of the Bangladesh Accord to a national regulatory body. This was announced following a high-level in meeting in Bangladesh, between IndustriALL, Uni Global Union, brand representatives and the BGMEA with the Bangladesh Ministers of Commerce and Labour.  

New evidence reveals EU Action on Bangladesh labour rights abuses long over-due

18 October, 2017In light of new evidence, trade unions and labour organizations are today renewing their calls to the European Commission to make good on its promise to launch a trade investigation into Bangladesh as a result of its government’s continued failure to make urgently needed reforms to the law and practice governing trade union rights in the country’s Ready Made Garment industry.

Bangladesh: Garment unions trained for effective implementation of GFAs

1 November, 201762 trade union representatives, including 25 women union leaders, from various garment factories in Bangladesh participated in a training programme on the implementation of IndustriALL’s Global Framework Agreements with H&M, Inditex and Tchibo, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The Accord must continue in Bangladesh until the government is truly able to ensure worker safety

15 April, 2019The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has given another short-term extension to the Bangladesh Accord, scheduling the next hearing to determine the safety program’s fate on 19 May 2019. UNI Global Union and IndustriALL Global Union, two signatories of the Accord, have issued a statement calling for a resolution that protects garment workers in the country.

Victory for Texim workers in Turkey

7 November, 2012After 4 months of struggle and the insistent campaigning of Texim workers, the union’s key demands for recognition of fundamental workers’ rights and reinstatement have been accepted.