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Indian garment workers protest delay in wage increase

14 February, 2024On 12 February, the Garment and Fashion Workers’ Union (GAFWU), affiliated to IndustriALL through Unions United, protested outside the labour commissioner’s office in Chennai, India, against the prolonged delay in the notification of the new minimum wage.

20 per cent wage increase for textile workers in Tunisia

17 January, 2024Textile workers in Tunisia have received a 20 percent wage increase distributed over 2024, 2025 and 2026. The increase comes after an agreement on 12 January between IndustriALL affiliate Fédération Générale du Textile, de l'Habillement, Chaussure et Cuir - FGTHCC-UGTT and the employers’ organization Fédération Nationale du Textile FENATEX - UTICA.

Unions in Bangladesh demand revision of new minimum wage

16 November, 2023Minimum wage protests in Dhaka continue as workers’ demand of a higher minimum wage remains unmet. Police has been violently breaking down the protests and to date four workers have been killed and several others seriously injured. Police has registered over 60 criminal cases, in which nearly a hundred workers have been arrested, including six local union leaders.

Minimum wage protests continue in Bangladesh

9 November, 2023Workers in Bangladesh continue to protest for a higher minimum wage in light of the inadequate increase that the government approved when it announced the new minimum wage as BDT12,500 (US$112) on 9 November.

Paper and packaging workers on picket line for 137 days

24 October, 2023Workers at the paper and packaging company WestRock, New Jersey, USA, have been on strike for 137 days. Members represented by United Auto Workers Union (UAW) Region 9 have been on the picket line, fighting against the company’s demand that workers leave the union insurance plan and go into the company plan, which would mean a cut to their benefits. 

Nigerian unions suspend national strike after agreement with government

5 October, 2023Nigerian unions have suspended an indefinite national strike to protest the removal of a fuel subsidy after an agreement was reached with the Federal Government of Nigeria through social dialogue on 2 October.

5 steps for trade unions to close the gender pay gap

17 September, 2023IndustriALL Global Union has launched its Pay Equity Toolkit, developed to support trade unions in bargaining for pay equity.

United Auto Workers on strike for share of profits

15 September, 2023Today members of IndustriALL affiliate United Auto Workers (UAW) walked out at Ford, General Motors and Stellantis (the Big Three) marking the beginning of their Stand Up Strike.  UAW contracts with the Big Three expired on 14 September and practice pickets and worker preparations, across America began. Workers are saying record profits should equal record contracts.

Nigerian unions protest anti-poor policies

7 August, 2023On 2 August in a national strike to protest the increasing cost of living and the introduction of anti-poor policies in Africa’s largest economy, thousands of workers took to the streets of Nigeria’s 36 states and main cities including the capital, Abuja. 

Brazil enacts law to ensure equal pay for women and men

18 July, 2023Brazilian President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva has signed a law guaranteeing equal pay for women and men. This is a historic step for a country where women workers earn lower average wages than men, even when their levels of education, jobs and length of service are similar.