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New minimum wage in Pakistan is a union win

10 November, 2021The provincial government in Sindh, Pakistan, increased the minimum wage for unskilled workers above the set national increase. Employers went to court, but a judgement last month ruled that the Sindh government’s minimum wage should not be interfered with.

Union win in Indian steel industry

25 October, 2021Indian unions, including IndustriALL affiliates INMF and SMEFI, have successfully finalized a long-awaited wage agreement with Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), benefitting more than 100,000 employees.

South African engineering workers on strike for living wages after failed negotiations

6 October, 2021Tens of thousands of workers employed in the engineering and metals sectors took to the streets of the main cities ­ - Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, and Kimberley - on 5 October to demand living wages in the sectors after a deadlock in the negotiations.

Cambodian unions say minimum wage increase is not enough

29 September, 2021The Prime Minister of Cambodia’s announcement of a US$2 increase to the minimum wage has left trade unions dissatisfied.

Lesotho workers strike over government failure to announce wage increases

3 June, 2021IndustriALL affiliate, the independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL), is involved in dialogue with the ministry of labour and employment to end a national strike over wages which began on 10 May.

Union settles tough wage negotiations in the garment sector in South Africa

18 December, 2020After four months of negotiations, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU), settled a wage agreement in the garment industry on 8 December.

Geneva votes for a decent legal living wage

1 October, 2020Protect wages, not borders: unions hit a double target and win in Geneva and Switzerland this weekend. A union campaign encouraged the 500,000 population of the Geneva area to vote against growing poverty in one of the world’s most expensive cities by introducing a minimum living wage of CHF 23 (US $25) per hour.

Union says Covid-19 opportunism is behind wage disputes in South Africa

16 September, 2020Textile and garment manufacturers want to use the Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse to reduce wages and benefits of over 75,000 workers, but the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) is standing firm against the push back in the wage negotiations.

Inadequate minimum wage increase hits workers hard

14 September, 2020In a blow against working families already fighting the pandemic, the Cambodian government has announced that 2021’s minimum wage is to be set at US$192. Unions had demanded an increase of US$12.35 from today’s minimum wage of US$190.

Iraq: protest at Basra Gas Company/Shell over non-payment of salaries

20 May, 2020Workers at Basra Gas Company, a joint venture where Shell holds a major stake, launched a protest on 18 May over the company’s failure to pay salaries. Around 5,000 workers seconded from South Gas Company (SGC) to Basra Gas Company (BGC) have yet to receive their salaries.