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Families of Bangladesh fire victims get compensation

24 February, 2013On 24 February 2013 Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina handed out compensation to the families of fire victims at Smart Fashion factory of 26 January 2013. The agreement was negotiated by the IndustriALL Regional Office, IndustriALL Bangladesh Council of trade unions (IBC) and brands Inditex and New Look.

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.

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.

Swiss shoe giant must take responsibility for Sri Lankan supplier

11 December, 2014A year ago, almost 200 shoe workers were sacked for organizing a trade union at Bata supplier, the Palla & Co factory in Sri Lanka. 

Fire in Philippines footwear factory kills 72

20 May, 201572 workers died in a fire in a slippers factory in Valenzuela City, Philippines, on 13 May. With no proper fire exits and barred windows, workers had no means of escape.

Bata worker in Mexico arrested

17 September, 2015The Bata shoe company, a multinational that holds itself up as a paragon of responsible capitalism, is responsible for the detention without bail of one Mexican worker and the threat of imminent arrest of eight others for doing nothing more than demanding that the company end the lock-out of its workforce.

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.

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.

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.

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.