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Over 300 workers were killed in devastating factory fires on 11 September 2012 at a garment factory in Karachi and a shoe factory in Lahore, Pakistan.
IndustriALL Global Union rejoices as, after a lifelong campaign, trade unions restart operations inside Myanmar. The Federation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (FTUM) General Secretary Maung Maung returned to Rangoon on 4 September, after a 24-year exile in Bangkok.
Trade unionists from nine Latin American countries came together in Quito in Ecuador last week to explore ways of strengthening labour rights in the supply chain of the global fashion industry.
A joint human rights communiqué was signed today by the governments of the four countries holding the current and next three summer and winter Olympics (the UK, Russia, Brazil and Korea).
IndustriALL Global Union and International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) affiliates met with sportswear brands and suppliers in Cebu, the Philippines, on 17 August to discuss the barriers to workers’ rights in the Mactan Economic Zone, and explore possibilities for improving working conditions in the Zone.
The recent decision by US retailer J Crew to pull future orders from its Sri Lankan supplier Mirrai PVT Ltd. after the manufacturer refused to correct serious violations is sending a message to the industry that codes of conduct can be more than paper tigers.
16 trade unions in the Philippines representing textile, garment, metal, auto, electronics, cement and mining industries joined hands to develop an Action Plan against Contract and Agency Labour/Precarious Employment in July.
The Olympic games commence today and IndustriALL Global Union is calling on all affiliates to take part in a Play Fair e-action to light the flame for workers’ rights.
Act now and send a message to Togo Footwear demanding the reinstatement of 35 workers dismissed for joining Deri-Is (Leather Workers’ Union of Turkey).
IndustriALL Global Union and the ITUC have sent a joint letter to Nike and Adidas calling on them to take immediate action to protect an extremely fragile industrial relations situation at Honduran supplier, Pinehurst Manufacturing.
Two Peruvian textile workers’ federations are launching an ‘adopt a Congress person’ campaign as part of their efforts to end a law which has condemned workers to a lifetime of short-term contracts in appalling working conditions.
Industrial trade unions in Argentina representing workers in the mechanical engineering, metalworking, construction and textile sectors have formed the Confederation of Industrial Trade Unions of Argentina (Confederación de Sindicatos Industriales de la Republica Argentina).
Recent debate in the US about Team USA’s Olympic uniforms being produced in China has sparked controversy on the trend of clothing multinationals resorting to cheaper production in developing countries. This trend is not new and continues to impact workers in low wage countries, Play Fair demands that multinational companies do more.
Last week United States Senators expressed dismay and outrage to learn that the uniforms for American Olympians were produced in China. But this is not new. For years unrestrained globalization has seen textile and clothing multinationals race to the bottom in the search for cheaper and cheaper production.
The international Play Fair Alliance has today called on international sportswear brands and their suppliers to participate meaningfully in discussions to advance an important agreement on freedom of association in Indonesia.
The new collective agreement obliges 7,000 companies in São Paulo to provide ergonomic chairs for workers.
The 11th World Congress of the ITGLWF voted in favour of the establishment of IndustriALL Global Union.
Delegates to the ITGLWF Living Wage conference agree that targeting multinational companies, employers and governments is crucial in the fight for a living wage.
Workers organized by the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) and employed at a Mazpah clothing factory in Cape Town have produced the t-shirts and bags for IndustriALL’s founding Congress.
Textile, leather, garment, shoes and textile services (including laundries)
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