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Garment workers shot demanding extended Eid holidays

14 May, 2021On 10 May, around 20 garment workers at the Ha-meem group, supplying garments for among others H&M, Gap and Zara, suffered injuries from rubber bullets during a demonstration demanding an extension of Eid holidays, from three to at least the usual ten days.

Global unions to withdraw from unenforceable garment factory safety scheme in Bangladesh

12 May, 2021IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union, the labour signatories of the Bangladesh Accord, have today given notice to withdraw from the RMG Sustainability Council (RSC) in Bangladesh on 1 June.

Union busting at Novartis in India

12 May, 2021In the last few years, workers at Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis’ operations in India have been subjected to rights violations, where the local management refuses to engage with the long-established union.

South African youth activist school discusses the future of trade unions

12 May, 2021Young workers from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates participated in the IndustriALL-Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) South Africa youth activist school from 4-6 May in Johannesburg which discussed the future of trade unions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The women’s revolution: what the coup means for gender equality in Myanmar

12 May, 2021A few weeks ago, a strange sight began appearing in the streets of Myanmar (Burma). Women have been hanging their traditional htamein – the pieces of cloth they wear as skirts – from ropes tied to windows or utility poles, suspending them above the streets like decoration for a parade. Some attach them to sticks and carry them as flags. These women are not simply putting out the laundry; they are protesting the coup d’état staged by the Burmese military on 1 February.

IndustriALL and Anglo American set framework for global dialogue

10 May, 2021In a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed today with the support of the global union network, IndustriALL and Anglo American commit to sound industrial relations across Anglo American’s global operations.

India: Siemens management urged to pay arrears for delayed CBA

7 May, 2021Siemens workers’ Union in India is appealing for international support as the employer has been stalling negotiations on the collective agreement for more than 28 months, resulting in wage arrears for around 1,000 workers.

IndustriALL condemns violence in Colombia

6 May, 2021The people of Colombia are victims of police repression for demonstrating in the streets. Together with global union federations, IndustriALL rejects the armed violence against the country’s citizens, which has led to disappearances, arrests, injuries and deaths.

DRC unions confront challenges of supply chain due diligence

2 May, 2021The virtual OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains on 27-28 April brought together representatives from government, business, and civil society, including trade unions, providing insights into the complexities of the supply chains ecosystems and the implementation of the OECD due diligence for multinational companies.

IndustriALL and Renault sign first global agreement on telework in the industry

29 April, 2021IndustriALL and French car manufacturer Renault signed an important addendum to the global framework agreement from 2019, specifying conditions for remote work in a rapidly changing world of work.