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2013 – A Year of Struggle and Victories

20 December, 2013For IndustriALL Global Union, 2013 was an eventful year of struggles and victories. In addition to the historic Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, we fought hard for a better life for workers and their families around the world.

JYRKI RAINA: Welcome to Global Worker

28 November, 2013In Bangladesh, the Middle East and North Africa, as well as at Rio Tinto, IndustriALL Global Union is leading the struggle of workers for dignity and respect.

Supporting union growth in MENA

22 November, 2013Union revolution continues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. IndustriALL supports the growth of free and independent unions and their struggle for workers’ rights and social justice.

STOP Precarious Work 2013

25 October, 2013On the World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) on 7 October, IndustriALL affiliates mobilized around the world to draw attention to the negative impacts of precarious work. The campaign for better laws and collective agreements continues.

Dialogue on union rights opened in Mexico

24 September, 2013IndustriALL and ITUC open dialogue by meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who recognizes the leadership of Napoleón Gómez and promises that his government will not persecute independent unions.

It is time to do what the people want

22 July, 2013According to ITUC’s most recent Global Poll 2013, the people of the world want affordable health care, pensions, education, childcare and security against unemployment. It is the task of the unions to mobilize so that political decision-makers take this clear message seriously.

Campaign for workers’ rights continues in Bangladesh

14 June, 2013Already 50 global brands and retailers have signed the historic Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, launching a major project to make the country’s garment industry safe and sustainable. However, IndustriALL’s campaign to improve labour rights and minimum wages continues.

Jyrki Raina speaks about the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh

24 May, 2013After weeks of tough negotiations IndustriALL Global Union together with our sister international UNI Global Union have secured a legally binding agreement an Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh together with the leading brands and retailors of the world.

Towards sustainable industrial policy

23 April, 2013IndustriALL’s Action Plan calls for strong industrial policies that recognize manufacturing as a key engine of growth for national economies. Unions have an important role to play to promote sustainability and the creation of good quality jobs.

Promoting labour rights in Bangladesh

19 March, 2013IndustriALL’s campaign to improve labour rights, minimum wages and fire safety in Bangladesh continues. Discussions with the government, employers and foreign garment brands and retailers have progressed, but there is a long way to go to ensure a sustainable future and creation of new decent jobs.