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2014: what a year it has been

  • December 2014 GS Corner

22 December, 20142014 is approaching its end and what a year it has been. IndustriALL affiliates around the world have organized and campaigned for trade union rights and will continue on into 2015.

Our Living Wage campaign has really gained speed this year. In Cambodia we worked together with unions on the ground, and organized a global action day with our affiliates around the world. We worked together with UNI Global Union, the International Trade Union Confederation and NGO’s, we managed to put pressure on the Cambodian brands, the government and the employers and finally in November the workers won a 30 per cent wage increase. It’s just a first step towards a living wage but an important one.

This year the World Day for Decent Work on 7 October IndustriALL affiliates around the world in more than 50 countries took action to STOP Precarious Work and our Rio Tinto Global Network took the occasion to highlight their action.