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Ukrainian miners launch underground protest

5 May, 2017440 miners from the Kryvyi Rih Iron-Ore Combine (KZRK) mines in Ukraine, have started an underground protest demanding higher wage. 

Poverty wages behind Cambodian garment workers collapsing

16 September, 2014Hundreds of garment workers pass out in Cambodian textile factories every year. As they fight for a raise in the minimum wage from US$100 to US$177 a month, Luc Forsyth finds that poverty wages are largely to blame…

Egyptian unions fight for living wages

18 September, 2014Egyptian unions consider achievement of living wages to be one of the most important issues for organizing. Existing wage structures are chaotic with some workers being paid much less than others for doing the same work. IndustriALL is working with the emerging independent unions in Egypt to form industry federations capable of fighting for higher wages.

Global unions dismiss Cambodian 128 USD wage as inadequate

12 November, 2014IndustriALL Global Union, UNI Global Union and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) dismiss today’s decision by the Cambodian government to set a minimum wage of US$128 a month for the garment sector as inadequate. 

Building strong unions in Myanmar

29 October, 2014In a country where trade unions were banned until 2011, the founding congress of the Industrial Workers Federation of Myanmar, held on 18 and 19 October, marks an important leap forward for the trade union movement.

New minimum wage sets off demonstrations in Indonesia

4 December, 2014With a new minimum wage in Indonesia set much lower than union demands, workers have already taken to the streets and are gearing up for further protests at the end of the month.

Lexmark workers dismissed for demanding labour rights

29 March, 2016Workers at Lexmark's factory in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico are suffering poor working conditions with low pay and unsafe workplaces. When they tried to fight for their rights and organize an independent union, they were unfairly dismissed. IndustriALL Global Union calls on the Conciliation and Arbitration Board (JCA) to order their reinstatement.

Asian garment unions push for higher wages

3 August, 2016Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from seven Asian countries discussed how to strengthen their collaboration towards achieving living wages for garment workers in the region.

Minimum wage in Cambodia increased to US$170

6 October, 2017Following an annual tripartite consultation process, the minimum wage for the Cambodian garment sector has been increased to US$170 for 2018. The new minimum wage will benefit the more than 600,000 garment workers in the industry.

Oil and gas unions work to improve quality of life in the north of Russia

21 November, 2017IndustriALL Global Union, the International Labour Organization (ILO), IndustriALL affiliate the Russian Oil, Gas and Construction Workers Union (ROGWU) and the All-Russian sectoral association of employers in the oil and gas industry held an international conference in Surgut, Russia, on "Topical issue of wages in the North: international and national aspects" on 16 and 17 November.