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The Accord must continue in Bangladesh until the government is truly able to ensure worker safety

15 April, 2019The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has given another short-term extension to the Bangladesh Accord, scheduling the next hearing to determine the safety program’s fate on 19 May 2019. UNI Global Union and IndustriALL Global Union, two signatories of the Accord, have issued a statement calling for a resolution that protects garment workers in the country.

Unions from five countries meet in Chile to campaign for BHP workers’ rights

23 September, 2019Leaders of IndustriALL Global Union’s BHP network will gather in Santiago, Chile, on 23 - 24 September as part of a worldwide campaign to improve worker rights and to call for an end to the outsourcing of jobs at the mining giant.

IndustriALL and ITUC support Indonesian living wage struggle

4 February, 2016Speaking at a joint press conference in Jakarta today, ITUC and IndustriALL general secretaries Sharan Burrow and Jyrki Raina urged the Indonesian government to return to the bargaining table with unions to increase the minimum wage .

Experts to boost trade union rights in Inditex supply chain

25 April, 2016Brussels, Trade union experts are being designated to reinforce workers’ rights in the supply chain of the world’s largest fashion retailer, Inditex, in an agreement signed with IndustriALL Global Union today. 

IndustriALL Global Union supports Cambodian workers

9 December, 2015Trade union struggles around the world, living wages, collective bargaining and expressing support for the Cambodian workers, are issues on the agenda as around 200 delegates from IndustriALL Global Union gather in Phnom Penh on 9 - 10 December for Executive Committee meetings. The garment industry employs 600,000 workers in Cambodia. As part of its global action towards living wages in the sector, IndustriALL is working with its eight Cambodian affiliates to push for higher wages.

Families of Bangladesh fire victims get compensation

24 February, 2013On 24 February 2013 Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina handed out compensation to the families of fire victims at Smart Fashion factory of 26 January 2013. The agreement was negotiated by the IndustriALL Regional Office, IndustriALL Bangladesh Council of trade unions (IBC) and brands Inditex and New Look.

Leading apparel brands urge Peru to repeal harmful law

5 March, 2013Leading US apparel companies sourcing from Peru have urged the government to demonstrate its support for decent work by supporting the repeal of legislation allowing suppliers to employ workers on short-term contracts.

Glencore and Xstrata epitomize the resource curse: Unions oppose their merger

4 July, 2012Trade unions representing Xstrata’s and Glencore’s unionized workforces across the world have voiced their opposition to the proposed merger of the two companies and especially the extreme retention bonuses being paid to Xstrata management.

Tchibo second retailer worldwide to commit to groundbreaking fire safety programme

20 September, 2012Bangladeshi garment suppliers under independent building inspections

Clothing brands fail Rana Plaza survivors

9 April, 2014Two weeks before the first anniversary of the devastating building collapse, clothing brands contributions to Donor Trust Fund remain shockingly low.