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El Corte Ingles and BRAC pay into Tazreen fund

25 November, 2015The day after the third anniversary of the Tazreen garment factory fire in Bangladesh, the compensation fund for victims has received two significant donations.

FEATURE: A turnaround for South Africa’s textile industry?

4 December, 2015Historically one of the biggest garment producers on the African continent, South Africa has experienced falling production over the last 15 years. But 2015 has seen new energy injected in the textile industry where new jobs have been created.

SACTWU protests in defense of local manufacturing

6 November, 2017On 4 November, Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), affiliated to IndustriALL, organized a nationwide protest against clothing giants H&M and Zara.

Effective implementation of GFAs in the garment industry

27 March, 2018IndustriALL organized series of workshops to train union organizers and workers to take advantage and ensure effective implementation of IndustriALL’s Global Framework Agreements (GFAs) with garment producers H&M, Inditex and Tchibo.

Attempts to form unions met with violence in Bangladesh

31 May, 2017Workers at Azim Group’s Orchid and Savar factories in Chittagong have been subjected to violence, threats and coercion for wanting to form a union in the workplace.

Solidarity works - the 35 unionists and garment workers jailed in Bangladesh are released

2 March, 2017Congratulations to our affiliates in Bangladesh and thanks to all unions and activists around the world for helping with this campaign.Want to know more about what we did? Read our blog post Bangladesh: elements of a successful campaign

Bangladesh: workers win termination benefits

20 July, 2017IndustriALL’s Global Framework Agreement (GFA) with H&M paves the way for 986 workers in six factories to receive termination benefits, and the disposal of cases filed against workers by suppliers following the crackdown on unions and workers earlier this year.

IndustriALL signs global framework agreement with ASOS

3 October, 2017The GFA is a first for an e-commerce brand, and will establish a framework for protecting and strengthening the rights of workers producing ASOS own-brand products in countries around the world.

Over 11,600 Bangladesh garment workers lose jobs and face repression

11 February, 2019A massive wave of protesting garment workers demanding an increase of minimum wages swept across Bangladesh’s garment industry in December 2018 and January 2019. State repression following the protest has resulted in arrests and mass terminations of workers in more than a hundred garment manufacturing units.