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Global unions and multinational clothing brands are to again hold talks with the Cambodian government to voice their alarm at continued and increased violations of workers’ rights in the country.
A year after one of the deadliest industrial accidents in history, multinational clothing brands are failing to meet the US$40 million target to pay fair compensation to the victims of the Rana Plaza disaster.
Two weeks before the first anniversary of the devastating building collapse, clothing brands contributions to Donor Trust Fund remain shockingly low.
Unions and brands are increasing pressure on the Cambodian government to address the demands of garment workers in the country.
· 24th March announced as launch date for processing claims · Primark called upon to urgently pay into the Rana Plaza Trust Fund
International labour leader and General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, Jyrki Raina will be joined by Indonesian trade union hero Said Iqbal for a press conference on 14 February 2014.
Trade unions and NGOs rallied outside Cambodian Embassies around the world on 10 February demanding the release of Cambodian garment workers detained since the beginning of January. The campaign is set to escalate as they were not freed at the court hearing on 11 February.
Global unions are mobilizing workers around the world to protest at Cambodian embassies on Monday 10 February, to demand the release of 23 activists seized during demonstrations in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh in January.
As the world’s mining industry meets in Cape Town, IndustriALL is to rally with affiliated mining trade unions to call for an end to bad corporate behaviour at the expense of workers at Rio Tinto operations around the world.
Today is the solemn milestone of six months since 1,129 garment workers were killed in the industrial homicide at the Rana Plaza factory building collapse in Savar on 24 April. Only one brand has paid any compensation.
More than 100 global brands have now signed the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, driven by IndustriALL and UNI in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza building collapse six months ago.
Nearly 1,600 Factories and More than 2 Million Workers Are Covered by the Accord, with New Signers Still to Disclose Their Factories
Eleven brands join discussions on compensation to victims of Bangladesh factory disasters. Other key brands turn their back on workers' plight. Some advance payments agreed.
IndustriALL Global Union is organising meetings in Dhaka on 11 and 12 August to ensure the correct compensation payments are made to victims and survivors of the Tazreen factory fire and the Rana Plaza building collapse.
IndustriALL and UNI, reacting to the announcement by Walmart and Gap today of another toothless corporate auditing programme for Bangladesh factory safety, stated that these companies are only repeating the mistakes of the past.
A new initiative between the Government of Bangladesh, the European Union and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) today gives full backing to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.
The Renault Group, the Renault Group Works Council and IndustriALL Global Union signed a global framework agreement, “Committing together for sustainable growth and development”, on July 2, 2013.
Global union federations the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and IndustriALL Global Union have put Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) – a major coal exporter based in Australia’s Port of Newcastle – on notice that its drastic failure to consult its workforce is being watched around the world. The company is currently being targeted with action following its attempts to dramatically alter working agreements.
As the number of retail companies signing up to the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord continues to grow, the garment workers of Bangladesh have been given a slap in the face by Walmart and GAP.
Industry controlled Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) fails to fulfill promise of preventing conflict diamonds and dirty gold. Trade unions and environmental groups team up to expose deep flaws in jewelry certification system
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