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Indonesian women's committee gets safe houses

2 April, 2024The IndustriALL Indonesia council women’s committee successfully negotiated five workplace-level safe houses at Evoluzione Tyre Indonesia, Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes Indonesia, Sinar Tambang Artha Lestari, Indocement Cirebon Plant, and Semen Padang.   

Moroccan mining union established to fight for workers

22 March, 2024Under the slogan "Strengthening trade union action in the mining sector to defend the mining working class and win an agreement that guarantees the rights and benefits of the miners", the UMT National Union of Mineworkers in Morocco held its founding congress on 1 March.

Union win in Sri Lanka

5 March, 2024IndustriALL’s Sri Lankan affiliate, Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union (FTZ&GSEU), was victorious in the reinstatement of 18 suspended workers and a branch union registration at Texlan hosiery factory in Sri Lanka.

The Hong Kong Convention is ratified – what next?

27 February, 2024After a long campaign by IndustriALL and its affiliates, the Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships has been ratified and will enter into force on 26 June 2025. What does this mean for shipbreaking workers?

Union win at Pontus Footwear

7 February, 2024In a victory for organizing, Pontus Footwear in Cambodia has agreed to reinstate three local union leaders from Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW). This follows over a year of engagement with American brand VFC who sources from the factory. 

Court rules in favour of Indian contract steel workers

6 February, 2024In January, an Indian court ruled in favour of 650 precarious workers employed at Bokaro Power Supply Company when it endorsed the decision of the industrial tribunal granting the payment of attendance allowance from October 2009 onwards.

Union win for Turkish metalworkers amid record inflation

18 January, 2024After months of determined industrial action, Turkish metalworkers have achieved a significant victory during sector-level collective bargaining negotiations. Amidst the nation's economic challenges, including soaring inflation rates, and despite robust profits and record-breaking revenues within the metal sector, workers carried out warning strikes, mobilizations, and various actions.

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.

Bangladesh: dismissed workers reinstated with ACT interim dispute resolution mechanism

19 December, 2023The right to freedom of association is upheld as IndustriALL affiliate, the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers' Federation (BGIWF), reaches an agreement on a complaint brought against Dekko Designs Ltd. under the ACT interim dispute resolution mechanism.

Signing on for workers' rights

12 December, 202356 brands have so far signed the new International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry, taking responsibility for workers’ rights in their supply chains. North American brands are conspicuously lacking from the list of signatories, which to date includes brands like H&M, Inditex (Zara), PVH, C&A and Otto Group.