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During his visit to Uruguay, unions call on the Mexican president to respect freedom of association

31 January, 2013Representatives of the Uruguayan union central, PIT-CNT, IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Americas delivered a letter addressed to the Mexican president at the Mexican Embassy in Uruguay, anticipating the president’s official visit to Uruguay, and calling on him to intervene to settle labour disputes in Mexico.

Take action in solidarity with Mexican Bata workers

18 February, 2013Send letters of solidarity to a group of workers in Mexico at Calzado Sandak, a subsidiary of the Bata Shoe Company, which attempted eighteen months ago to close its unionized plant illegally and shift production to homeworkers or small workshops.

415 Cambodian Nike workers sacked for striking

12 June, 2013One of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliated garment worker trade unions in Cambodia, the FTUWKC, has suffered a serious backlash for striking in demand of a US$14 monthly pay increase. IndustriALL is working with Nike to intervene.

Inditex

11 July, 2014The global framework agreement (GFA) with Inditex, the world's largest fashion retailer, is designed to promote decent work across the group's vast supply chain, covering over a million workers in more than 6,000 supplier factories worldwide.

Vietnam – 90,000 workers strike over social security

9 April, 2015A weeklong strike at a Taiwanese owned factory in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam, producing for among others Nike and Adidas has come to an end after the government agreed to hold off suggested changes to the social insurance coverage.

Union signs recognition agreement with Walker Industries in Kenya

3 December, 2018Unions are boosting their membership numbers and making the most of the growth of the manufacturing sector in Kenya. This has seen the recruitment of 725 workers at footwear manufacturer, Walker Industries.

Palestinian shoe and leather workers go on strike

6 December, 2012Workers of the Malhees Company, operating in the leather and shoe industry, members of the General Union of Petrochemical Workers in Palestine declared a general strike in the city of Nablus on 3 December 2012.

IndustriALL and CCC denounce Palla shoemaker in Sri Lanka

25 September, 2014The IndustriALL affiliated FTZGSEU union in Sri Lanka is campaigning for workers’ justice at Palla and Company Ltd. after mass sackings and union-busting by the employer. Bata is one of the major brands to have sourced from Palla and now needs to live up to its supply chain responsibilities.

Mizuno

25 May, 2012The first Japanese multinational to sign a Global Framework Agreement with IndustriALL, Mizuno commits to minimum standards throughout its factories in the UK, USA, Thailand, China, and Japan. The commitments also extend to Mizuno’s suppliers in several countries in Asia.

Bata assaults independent union in Mexico

5 September, 2012IndustriALL Global Union has intervened in support of workers at the Bata footwear plant in Mexico who are finding themselves on the sharp end of the collusion between the company and labour authorities.