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Unions negotiate a 28 per cent minimum wage increase

20 March, 2023Unions in Pakistan's Punjab province, including IndustriALL affiliates, have successfully negotiated a 28 per cent raise in the minimum wage for workers employed across 102 industries in the province.

5 steps for trade unions to close the gender pay gap

8 March, 2023This International Women’s’ Day (IWD), IndustriALL Global Union launches its Pay Equity Toolkit, developed to support trade unions in bargaining for pay equity.

Court orders union’s participation in wage negotiation

24 February, 2023Calcutta High Court rules in favour of IndustriALL affiliate, Indian National Mineworkers’ Federation (INMF), for its participation in the coal industry wage negotiation process. 

Bangladeshi unions demand increased minimum wage for garment workers

6 February, 2023IndustriALL’s affiliates in Bangladesh are demanding an increase in the minimum wage from BDT8,000 (US$75) to BDT23,000 (US$215) for garment workers, as the country sees roaring inflation, leaving workers struggling to make ends meet. 

Turkish unions fight cost of living crisis

2 February, 2023In a joint meeting of IndustriALL Global and European Trade Unions affiliates in Turkey, unions raised concerns about purchasing power as wages decline and inflation rises.

FEATURE: Crisis of low wages impoverishes Asian and African textile and garment workers

16 January, 2023After the Covid-19 induced crisis of the last three years, uncertainty continues for millions of workers globally, as the working class is in the grip of a low wage crisis.

Sri Lankan workers struggle due to high inflation

27 October, 2022At a living wage workshop held in Colombo on 20 October, trade unionists expressed concern over workers not being paid a living wage in the country. 

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.