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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.

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.

Five years after Rana Plaza, the need for the Bangladesh Accord persists

23 April, 2018A few days before the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster that killed 1,134 workers, global trade unions and labour rights organizations are calling on all brands sourcing from Bangladesh to take responsibility for workers making their products by signing the renewed Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.

Garment brands must step up to the plate in Haiti

22 March, 2018Clothing brands sourcing in Haiti have been urged to intervene to ensure their suppliers reinstate union leaders and activists unfairly dismssed last year after going on strike to demand an increase in the minimum wage.

IndustriALL and global brands take ACT to G20

19 May, 2017ACT, IndustriALL’s initiative with global brands to achieve living wages in garment supply chains, was presented as a model for sustainable global supply chains at this year’s G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting, held in Germany. 

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 Accord arbitration cases - resulting in millions-of-dollars in settlements - officially closed

18 July, 2018The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has announced that two landmark cases against multinational fashion brands brought under the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety have been officially closed.  The tribunal hearing the case issued termination orders this week, and the cases were brought by global unions IndustriALL and UNI.

IndustriALL and Esprit commit to working together to improve workers’ rights

6 August, 2018IndustriALL Global Union has signed a global framework agreement with multinational fashion brand, Esprit, committing to respect, protect and champion the human rights of workers in its supply chain.