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Glencore must walk the talk

2 May, 2024The status of the mining industry, Glencore’s response to climate change, capital strategy campaign and the upcoming annual general meeting (AGM) were on the agenda at the Glencore global network meeting which took place online on 25 April. 

Rana Plaza anniversary: MEPs must support due diligence today!

23 April, 2024Today, marks the anniversary of the 2013 industrial homicide that killed more than 1,100 people and injured thousands more, as the Rana Plaza collapsed onto garment workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This year, the anniversary coincides with the final vote in the European Parliament on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, which, if adopted, would make the respect of environmental standards, human rights including workers’ rights mandatory along global value chains.

Shipping companies’ lifeline to Myanmar junta demonstrates disdain for human rights

22 April, 2024Unions slam shipping giants for sustaining regime, including Maersk’s hollow claim of performing ‘heightened human rights due diligence’.

Binding agreements: building worker safety and reducing risk

21 March, 2024With increasing recognition that voluntary, corporate self-monitoring of factories is a failed mechanism comes growing interest in binding agreements between global companies and trade unions as a more reliable route to effective human rights due diligence in supply chains. On 14 March, IndustriALL co-organized, with the New York City Comptroller’s Office, the third in a series of investor roundtables on the subject.

Latin American unions in solidarity with Argentina’s workers

20 March, 2024IndustriALL affiliates in Latin America and the Caribbean stand in solidarity with workers in Argentina, in light of the Milei government’s constant undermining of labour rights.

The targeting of Gaza’s essential workers and civilian infrastructure is an attack on us all

12 March, 2024As the war in Gaza continues, Global Union Federations are shining a light on the crisis workers face across all economic sectors. Through a series of shared essays and articles on our websites, we aim to expose the conflict's devastating impact on livelihoods, safety and well-being for working people while emphasizing the urgent need for a ceasefire.

DRC: Organizing critical transition minerals value chain

7 March, 2024The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government says the vast Central African country is a solution driven country on climate change because of its huge critical mineral resources. While unions say the living and working conditions of hundreds of thousands of mineworkers digging for the minerals must improve.

Bangladesh’s shipbreaking unions key in helping workers

7 March, 2024Shipbreaking is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Workers employed at shipbreaking yards are forced to work in precarious working conditions for poverty wages. Cutting a vessel in the absence of safety equipment or lack of proper training for the job,  poses an immense danger to workers’ lives. 

Garment workers in Sri Lanka attacked by employer

15 February, 2024On 9 February, management of Sumithra Group in Sri Lanka physically assaulted union members in the Hasalaka factory and forcefully prevented workers from attending a union meeting scheduled that day. According to the union, brands sourcing from the factory include ASDA, Superdry and Dillard’s.

Gaza’s journalists face hunger as well as bombing

14 February, 2024As the war in Gaza continues, global union federations are shining a light on the crisis workers face across all economic sectors. Through a series of essays and articles on our websites, we aim to expose the conflict's devastating impact on livelihoods, safety and well-being for working people while emphasizing the urgent need for a ceasefire. When possible, we will give information about how you can take action to help these workers in Gaza.