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263 workers of the CLASSIC KNITWEAR in Antananarivo, Madagascar are fighting against arbitrary technical unemployment, which is a type of forced three-month unpaid leave imposed on workers by the company, during which a worker cannot change employer.
Workers in both the public and private sectors in Argentina are facing lay-offs and dismissals. IndustriALL Global Union rejects these measures and urges President Mauricio Macri’s government to promote social dialogue and respect workers’ rights.
On 22 September, eight major apparel brands released a joint letter urging Mexico’s government to comply with an ILO request for reforms to the country’s Federal Labour Law to ensure greater respect for the right of workers to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in Pakistan, the NTUF is raising the case of an illegal sacking of 24 textile workers by FKN Textile near capital Karachi. The workers were sacked so that management could replace them with new employees on lower pay.
On 24 and 25 March a special training for 25 women from IndustriALL affiliates in Nairobi was organized. The women got an understanding of their role in the family and society and learned about women's leadership. They are leaders who just need the opportunity to take off.
On 12 February, more than 40 trade union representatives from the European garment and retail companies that have signed the Accord gathered in Brussels to discuss how they can provide concrete support and further protection for their colleagues in Bangladesh.
IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate DISK-Tekstil has achieved an unprecedented step forward at Greif Enterprises, an American packaging company, by making more than 1,200 contract workers permanent through an agreement between the union and the company.
The 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.
The one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza industrial homicide is approaching on 24 April. Only four brands have joined the Rana Plaza Arrangement, an ILO-led initiative to pay compensation to the injured and victims’ families.
Migros and Coop continue to refuse to sign the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, despite the deaths of 1800 people in the last seven years due to unsafe factories.
IndustriALL Global Union supports the fight of Cambodian garment workers for a minimum living wage and demands the respect of freedom of association and the release of jailed unionists.
IndustriALL Global Union, UNI Global Union, and the ITUC have joined forces with 30 global brands to urge the Cambodian government to investigate the recent use of deadly force against striking garment workers.
The technical team of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, signed between IndustriALL, UNI Global Union and more than 120 global garment companies, has finalized the standards to be used for factory inspections.
IndustriALL Global Union and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) calls for the Cambodian government to act immediately to investigate the killing of four garment workers during strikes on 3 January, release all 23 detained unionists, and set a minimum wage on which workers and their families can at least meet their basic needs.
IndustriALL Global Union, UNI Global Union and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) have expressed horror at the violent repression of garment worker strikes by security forces and government-backed vigilantes.
A nationwide strike in Cambodia to increase the minimum wage from USD 80 to USD 160 started on 24 December and ended nearly two weeks later in violence and killings.
After several rounds of talks led by the ILO, an agreement on a compensation fund for the victims of the Rana Plaza industrial accident has been reached.
Global labour leaders have come together in Switzerland to demand that supermarket chains Migros and Coop sign the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety before Christmas.
The long overdue final agreement on compensation to Rana Plaza victims is still not finalised as brands continue to hesitate. Walmart, Carrefour, Bonmarché, Mango, Auchan and Kik refuse to sign the Arrangement.
Western media incorrectly reported yesterday that the minimum monthly wage for Bangladeshi garment workers had been increased by 77% to 5,300 taka (US$67). In fact discussions continue, with the IndustriALL Bangladesh Council holding firm in its demand for a rise to a living wage of US$120.
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