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Bangladesh: union win to reinstate pregnant garment workers

28 September, 2020IndustriALL affiliate BGTLWF has signed an important agreement with Adams Apparels to reinstate twelve workers who were dismissed when the employer found out that they were pregnant.

Union activists reinstated at Tanzila textile, Bangladesh

9 September, 2020IndustriALL affiliate BGTLWF has reached an agreement with Tanzila textile and the BGMEA to reinstate12 workers who were fired for participating in union activities.

Union office building in the Lesotho highlands shows the power of global solidarity

3 December, 2020A recently completed union office building, next to remote diamond mines, will fast-track recruitment and organizing for IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL).

CRH cement workers fight for justice and win

23 November, 2020After almost two months of lockout workers of Demix Béton, a Canadian subsidiary of cement multinational CRH represented by IndustriALL affiliate FIM-CSN union signed an agreement with their employer.

Union in Tanzania stops attempt to cut wages

10 June, 2020When Mazava Fabrics and Production East Africa announced that it is closing for three months and cutting wages by 50 per cent due to the Covid-19 pandemic, over 2,000 workers picketed at the garment factory.

IndustriALL’s Executive Committee calls for solidarity and unity

20 November, 2020Union responses to the Covid-19 pandemic was on the agenda when the Executive Committee met online on 19 November. The corona crisis is again showing how vulnerable global supply chains are; consequences for workers, especially at the bottom of the supply chain, are dire and dramatic. But unions around the world are showing they can fight back and win.

Significant step forward for homebased workers in Sindh, Pakistan

18 December, 2020The Homebased Women Workers Federation (HBWWF) has signed a MoU with the regional government’s labour department to register homebased workers. The process will help thousands of workers to receive social protection benefits in the future. 

GS corner

18 December, 2020As 2020 draws to an end, IndustriALL general secretary Valter Sanches reflects on one of most challenging years for mankind in many decades.

Philippine government U-turns on 13th month pay after pressure from unions

23 October, 2020The Philippine government has made a U-turn after previously saying employers economically constrained by Covid-19 would be allowed to defer the 13th month pay, after being slammed by IndustriALL Global Union affiliates the Associated Labor Unions (ALU), All Workers Alliance Trade Unions (AWATU) and Integrated Labor Organisation.

Geneva votes for a decent legal living wage

1 October, 2020Protect wages, not borders: unions hit a double target and win in Geneva and Switzerland this weekend. A union campaign encouraged the 500,000 population of the Geneva area to vote against growing poverty in one of the world’s most expensive cities by introducing a minimum living wage of CHF 23 (US $25) per hour.