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SPECIAL REPORT: Inditex and IndustriALL Global Union: Getting results from a global framework agreement

21 May, 2014The global framework agreement (GFA) between IndustriALL Global Union and the world’s largest fashion retailer, Inditex, stands as a model of a successful GFA for the rest of garment sector. Established in 2007, it has helped to reinstate workers expelled for being union activists, raise salaries and promote freedom of association in countries where unionization has traditionally been weak.

Indonesian garment unions set for organizing drive

15 January, 2016IndustriALL Global Union Indonesian garment and textile affiliates, Garteks and SPN, are actively preparing for an intensive year of organizing in 2016. 

IndustriALL renews agreement with world’s largest fashion retailer

8 July, 2014Geneva, Switzerland: Inditex, the world’s largest fashion retailer, today reaffirmed its commitment to fundamental human and trade union rights across its supply chain in a renewed Global Framework Agreement (GFA) with IndustriALL Global Union.

Inditex supplier union network launched in Vietnam

14 November, 2016IndustriALL Global Union, with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, held a two-day seminar in DaNang with the base unions of Inditex suppliers in Vietnam.

GFA with Inditex protects workers’ rights in Turkey

4 October, 2012The Global Framework Agreement (GFA) between Inditex and IndustriALL Global Union continues to ensure the protection and respect of fundamental rights at work throughout the supply chain of the company.

Inditex GFA in new phase with pilot project in Turkey

9 May, 2013IndustriALL Global Union’s global framework agreement (GFA) with the Spanish-based world’s largest garment retailer Inditex has entered into a new phase of implementation in Turkey through a pilot project bringing together worker and management representatives from supplier factories with training sessions.

Inditex and IndustriALL to cooperate on garment industry recovery plan

4 August, 2020Inditex, the leading multinational company in the garment industry that owns Zara and other high street brands, and IndustriALL Global Union, will together support the global garment industry to recover from the crisis created by the pandemic.

Over 11,600 Bangladesh garment workers lose jobs and face repression

11 February, 2019A massive wave of protesting garment workers demanding an increase of minimum wages swept across Bangladesh’s garment industry in December 2018 and January 2019. State repression following the protest has resulted in arrests and mass terminations of workers in more than a hundred garment manufacturing units.

SACTWU protests in defense of local manufacturing

6 November, 2017On 4 November, Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), affiliated to IndustriALL, organized a nationwide protest against clothing giants H&M and Zara.

IndustriALL and Inditex create a global union committee

13 November, 2019Renewing the global framework agreement which dates back to 2007, IndustriALL and Inditex, one of the world’s largest clothing retailers, have agreed to set up a global union committee, with the aim of sharing best practices across the industry.