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From contract to permanent employment – fighting for workers in the supply chain

23 June, 2016Indonesian pulp and paper union FSP2KI has successfully reinstated dismissed contract workers, as well as turning them into directly employed permanent employees.

IndustriALL warns car industry of worker abuse in Glencore cobalt mines

22 March, 2018IndustriALL Global Union is calling on the car industry to pressure Glencore to clean up its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after revelations of dire working conditions at the company’s cobalt mines in the country. 

IndustriALL again demands Shell address violations in supply chain

22 May, 2019IndustriALL Global Union, together with trade union affiliates from Nigeria and the Netherlands, called on Shell to address workers’ rights violations in its supply chain at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) in The Hague on 21 May.

Workers come out worst in Responsible Mining Index

12 April, 2018A comprehensive new index, ranking large-scale mining companies in six different performance areas, has found that companies are scoring lowest on working conditions.

Shell unable to answer worker questions at AGM

24 May, 2018Royal Dutch Shell’s executive board failed to give adequate responses to questions on serious violations of workers’ rights at its annual general meeting (AGM) on Tuesday. 

Timberland workers in the Philippines strike over union busting

6 February, 2019Workers at Pulido Apparel Company Inc in the Philippines, which supplies global brands including Timberland, UGG, The North Face and J-Crew, have been on strike since 21 January after the company temporarily shut down its main factory to break the workers’ union. 

Justice at last for Tazreen fire victims

7 July, 2016Compensation payments to the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire in Bangladesh have finally been completed. More than a hundred people were killed and around 200 injured in the garment factory disaster in Ashulia on 24 November 2012.

Progress made towards an ILO standard on global supply chains

15 June, 2016Meeting in Geneva at the 2016 International Labour Conference (ILC), the Committee on decent work in global supply chains, comprising representatives of workers, employers and governments, debated what the ILO must do to address labour rights deficits in the supply chains of multinational companies.

Bulgaria: GFAs in garment sector promoting rights

11 April, 2018Global framework agreements (GFAs) were at the focus of a meeting led by the ILO in Sofia, Bulgaria, on industrial relations in the global supply chains entitled “Key Features of Social Dialogue and Cooperation at the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities, Good Practices, and Benefits”.