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What unions can do to close the gender pay gap

9 May, 2019The gender pay gap is one of the greatest illustrations of gender inequality in the world of work. Unions have an important role in ending the disparity between men’s and women’s wages.

Strike for fair pay at Electrolux continues

11 April, 2019After weeks of struggle, more than 420 workers at the Electrolux plant in Satu Mare, Romania, are still striking for a pay increase of €3/day.

Cambodian unions call on brands to ACT

9 April, 2019IndustriALL’s Cambodian affiliates have written to a number of global clothing brands that have not yet committed to the ACT process to tell them that by not doing so they are directly jeopardizing negotiations towards an industry agreement in the garment sector.

Albanian unions and employers want collective agreement

2 April, 2019The textile, clothing, leather and shoe industries in Albania employ 51,000 workers, to which tens of thousands of informal workers can be added. Living wages and a unionised workforce are needed for a sustainable future for the country’s garment sector.

Ethiopia: workers strike for a union in Hawassa industrial park

26 March, 2019With no commitment towards addressing their grievances, thousands of textile and garment workers at Ethiopia’s biggest industrial park, Hawassa, went on strike 13-15 March demanding that the employers act on sexual harassment, improve health and safety and increase wages.

Towards living wages in North Macedonia

21 March, 2019Organising thousands of new workers to build union power for higher wages and better coverage of branch collective agreements were debated at a seminar for national and local textile union leaders on 12-13 March in Skopje, North Macedonia.

Sanand Ford India workers protest against meager wages

15 March, 2019For the past 27 days, workers at the Ford India plant in Sanand, Gujarat, have been boycotting food provided by the company in protest against management’s refusal to increase wages in collective bargaining negotiations.

Nigerian unions welcome minimum wage progress

4 February, 2019A sustained campaign by unions and threat of strike action has succeeded in pushing the Nigerian National Assembly to approve a new national minimum wage of 30,000 Naira (US$83) a month, when it appeared to be stalling.

ILO puts people first in future of work report

22 January, 2019The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for a human-centred agenda for the future of work in a landmark report launched today at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Garment worker killed and 50 injured in Bangladesh clashes

10 January, 2019A garment worker has been killed and another 50 injured after Bangladeshi police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at around 5,000 protesting workers on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka, on Tuesday 8 January.