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Workers at the Hundred Tex Garment factory in Yangon, Myanmar, are demanding owed overtime payment and better working conditions after a drawn-out conflict with the Chinese management.
Protests have been taking place in over 16 cities, including Berlin, Geneva, London, Brussels, The Hague, Washington D.C., New York, Ottawa, Kathmandu, and Seoul.
The Natural Denims Ltd. Sommilito Sramik Union has signed a two year collective agreement with the company for the first time.
A further nine trade union members from an IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in Bangladesh were arrested over the weekend as the government crackdown on garment workers escalates.
**UPDATED** The Donglian Fashion Sommilito Sramik Union has signed a collective agreement with the company, setting an important precedent.
The 12 workers arrested for taking part in a protest action against the dismissal of their union reps in Nicaragua, have been sentenced to house arrest.
During a workshop in Dhaka, IndustriALL affiliates in Bangladesh committed to organize more workers along the supply chain in the readymade garments sector.
After 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.
IndustriALL Global Union is calling on the Habib Fashions garment factory in Bangladesh to reopen, after it tried to block the registration of a trade union at the factory and subsequently shut down.
The Madras High Court verdict on 15 July upholding the Tamil Nadu governments’ order to increase minimum wages for garment workers by 64 per cent is a big victory. However, workers need strong unions in order to implement the wage hike.
Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from seven Asian countries discussed how to strengthen their collaboration towards achieving living wages for garment workers in the region.
Recent reports, including a television investigation, have revealed a pervasive culture of sexual harassment and stressful working conditions endured by workers in Indian garment factories in Gurgaon (now Gurugram) and Bangalore.
Swift action by IndustriALL Global Union’s Bangladeshi affiliate, the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF), in support of workers at Tejgaon Textile Limited (TTL) and Ananta Apparels Limited and Ananta Fashion Limited has resulted in significant victories.
Compensation payments to the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire in Bangladesh have finally been completed. More than a hundred people were killed and around 200 injured in the garment factory disaster in Ashulia on 24 November 2012.
The 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).
By Jenny Holdcroft, policy director at IndustriALL Global Union.
As one of the worst industrial disasters in recent history, the Rana Plaza factory collapse is a reminder that disregarding human and labour rights can cost lives. Three years on, Bangladesh’s garment industry is starting to feel the benefits of the Accord on Fire and Safety in Bangladesh.
The global framework agreement (GFA) between IndustriALL Global Union and Spanish retail giant Inditex, was the basis for a meeting in Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam, where discussions centred on the creation of a national Inditex trade union network.
IndustriALL Global Union has written to the Cambodian Prime Minister expressing its deep concern over a proposed trade union law that is set to pass through parliament.
Dangerous garment factories are still a reality in Bangladesh as yet another fire erupts in Dhaka’s garment district.
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