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Increased minimum wage for Cambodia’s garment workers

29 September, 2022After several rounds of negotiations in the National Council on Minimum Wage (NCMW), the Cambodian government has decided to increase the minimum wage for the garment sector with US$6 to US$200, effective as of 1 January 2023.

International Equal Pay Day

16 September, 2022On International Equal Pay Day, 18 September, IndustriALL calls for Pay Equity Now! Equal pay for jobs of equal value is a recognized human right, enshrined in international conventions. And yet, the gender pay gap remains a persisting and global problem and stands at an average of 20 per cent across the world.

Kenya glass workers win after strike for living wages and safety gear

15 September, 2022After a strike for living wages and personal protective equipment, workers at Future East Africa Cooperation (FEAC) negotiated a collective bargaining agreement to improve wages and health and safety at work.

South Asia’s wage crisis

14 September, 2022Workers across the globe face soaring inflation, supply chain disruptions and a climate crisis. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the inflation rate in March 2022 was more than double that of March 2021.

Cambodian police harass unionists campaigning for minimum wage

5 September, 2022IndustriALL affiliate Federation of Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC) has been subjected to police intimidation during the nationwide minimum wage negotiations for the garment and textile sector.

Workers in South Africa strike for living wages

25 August, 2022Tens of thousands of workers marched across the country’s cities and towns on 24 August for living wages and to protest deteriorating socio-economic conditions. Unions say the cost of living is high, electricity supply unreliable and expensive, while service delivery by national and local government is erratic.

Unions and employers urge global brands to support Sri Lanka’s apparel industry

17 August, 2022IndustriALL Global Union affiliates and the employers’ organization in Sri Lanka are urging global apparel brands sourcing from the country to keep placing orders and help the country through the current crisis.

40 000 power loom workers in Pakistan strike for better wages

11 August, 2022Over 40,000 power loom workers in Faisalabad responded to a call for a strike to demand social security cover and an increase in wages. The workers, who have been on strike since 1 August, have also been demonstrating on the streets of Faisalabad where over one million workers are employed in power looms.

Union takes Zheng Yong garments to court over dismissal of 20 workers in Eswatini

4 August, 2022Garment manufacturer Zheng Yong Swaziland has dismissed 20 workers for going on a strike for minimum living wages, and the Amalgamated Trade Unions of Swaziland (ATUSWA) is challenging the dismissals.

Union wins in wage negotiations in South Africa

14 July, 2022To bolster the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU)’s perpetual campaign for living wages, the union’s negotiating teams won above inflation wage increases across most sectors.