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Sri Lanka: workers reveal violence and sexual harassment

21 July, 2016Workers in Sri Lanka revealed experiences of violence, sexual harassment and dangerous working conditions, during an IndustriALL Global Union workshop in Negombo on 11 and 12 July.

Sexual harassment of garment workers in India exposed

21 July, 2016Recent 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.

Akzo Nobel union network breaks barriers to organizing in Colombia

21 July, 2016The network of Akzo Nobel trade unions in Latin America is using its strong influence to insist that workers in the company’s Colombian factory have the right to organize a union.

Colombian pulp, paper, packaging workers build power

21 July, 2016IndustriALL Global Union conducted a workshop in Bogota on 18-19 July, bringing together Colombian members in the pulp and paper sector to share strategies for building power.

Indonesia: low wages in the textile and garment industry undermine workers’ rights

20 July, 2016A planning meeting was held in Bogor, Indonesia, from 12-18 July, as part of a project to support affiliates in the Indonesian textile, garment, shoe and leather sector.

Thai women launch gender and maternity protection project

20 July, 2016A project to achieve gender equality and improved maternity protection in Thailand was launched in Bangkok on 21 June as part of IndustriALL Global Union’s South East Asia project for women. 

IndustriALL challenges major lifts and escalators companies over safety

19 July, 2016IndustriALL has laid down the gauntlet to four of the world’s biggest lifts and escalators companies demanding better safety in the sector. 

IndustriALL condemns attempted military coup in Turkey and calls for full democracy

16 July, 2016On 15 July, Turkey again faced a military coup d’état like several times in the last decades, as the country’s armed forces attempted to overthrow the government with violence and bloodshed as a result.“IndustriALL Global Union strongly condemns this attempted coup and calls for a swift return to Turkey's constitutional order,” says assistant general secretary Kemal Özkan.

IndustriALL India women’s committee calls for more women leaders

15 July, 2016Maternity protection, sexual harassment in the workplace, violence against women and women’s representation in union leadership positions were some of the key issues discussed at a women’s committee meeting held in Delhi, India, on 14 July.

Georgia: from organizing to collective bargaining

15 July, 2016IndustriALL Global Union has shifted the focus of its organizing project in Georgia to collective bargaining and collective agreements in response to the needs of its affiliate in the country.