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Indian unions decide on collective organizing

23 April, 2015IndustriALL affiliates in the textile and garment sector in India have agreed to jointly organize workers. The agreement was made at the recently concluded Project Advisory Committee Meeting in Kolkata.

Holcim and Lafarge workers prepare for global mobilization

23 April, 2015Workers of Holcim and Lafarge on all continents are preparing to champion their health and safety rights to a prominent position within the new cement giant created through the merger of Holcim and Lafarge.

Rana Plaza two years on: progress but no hiding from massive task ahead

23 April, 2015On 24 April it will be two years since the Rana Plaza collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers and injuring thousands more. The labour movement and its NGO partners are calling on the garment industry to show that it has the leadership to staying the course and changing the global supply chain permanently.

Myanmar: union helps solve strike in garment factory

21 April, 2015Striking garment workers in Myanmar have agreed to go back to work after IndustriALL affiliate IWFM helped mediate a solution which resulted in a nearly 30 per cent pay increase.

IndustriALL empowers women workers in Kenya

21 April, 2015On 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.

IndustriALL Iraqi affiliates fighting for workers’ unpaid wages

17 April, 2015The IndustriALL Global Union national council of trade unions in Iraq is leading the campaign for unpaid Iraqi workers of state-owned companies. 

Reactive statement: Benetton pays $1.1 million into Rana Plaza compensation fund

17 April, 2015Following news that Benetton will pay $1.1 million into the ILO-administered Rana Plaza compensation fund, UNI Global Union and IndustriALL Global Union – the two global unions campaigning for fair and just compensation on behalf of the victims – issued the following statement:

Rio Tinto shamed by unions

16 April, 2015World leader in workers’ rights abuses, Rio Tinto was targeted today in London by an angry coalition of campaigners calling for the company to clean up and act responsibly.

Crown campaign continues in UK

16 April, 2015As part of long-standing campaign tackling serious labour issues at Crown Packaging plants in various countries, Unite and the United Steelworkers (USW) unions organized protest actions against the Carnival cruise company in Southampton and London this week.

Ghana must combat precarious work

16 April, 2015Ghana needs good industrial jobs, not precarious work, IndustriALL Global Union general secretary Jyrki Raina tells the labour minister during his visit to Accra.