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Garment workers shot demanding extended Eid holidays

14 May, 2021On 10 May, around 20 garment workers at the Ha-meem group, supplying garments for among others H&M, Gap and Zara, suffered injuries from rubber bullets during a demonstration demanding an extension of Eid holidays, from three to at least the usual ten days.

Global unions to withdraw from unenforceable garment factory safety scheme in Bangladesh

12 May, 2021IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union, the labour signatories of the Bangladesh Accord, have today given notice to withdraw from the RMG Sustainability Council (RSC) in Bangladesh on 1 June.

Union busting at Novartis in India

12 May, 2021In the last few years, workers at Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis’ operations in India have been subjected to rights violations, where the local management refuses to engage with the long-established union.

United ArcelorMittal workers in Canada vote for strike

12 May, 2021With a near 100 per cent majority, ArcelorMittal workers in Canada’s Quebec region have rejected the last offer from company management and called for an indefinite strike over wages, pensions and broken promises.

South African youth activist school discusses the future of trade unions

12 May, 2021Young workers from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates participated in the IndustriALL-Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) South Africa youth activist school from 4-6 May in Johannesburg which discussed the future of trade unions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The women’s revolution: what the coup means for gender equality in Myanmar

12 May, 2021A few weeks ago, a strange sight began appearing in the streets of Myanmar (Burma). Women have been hanging their traditional htamein – the pieces of cloth they wear as skirts – from ropes tied to windows or utility poles, suspending them above the streets like decoration for a parade. Some attach them to sticks and carry them as flags. These women are not simply putting out the laundry; they are protesting the coup d’état staged by the Burmese military on 1 February.

PROFILE: Industrial Chile Constramet’s leading role in the process of drafting a new Constitution

11 May, 2021Industrial Chile-Constramet celebrated 40 years of defending workers’ rights in December last year. The union is currently playing a leading role in a historic moment for Chile; the process of drafting a new Constitution.

IndustriALL and Anglo American set framework for global dialogue

10 May, 2021In a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed today with the support of the global union network, IndustriALL and Anglo American commit to sound industrial relations across Anglo American’s global operations.

India: Siemens management urged to pay arrears for delayed CBA

7 May, 2021Siemens workers’ Union in India is appealing for international support as the employer has been stalling negotiations on the collective agreement for more than 28 months, resulting in wage arrears for around 1,000 workers.

Georgian chemical workers win better conditions after strike

7 May, 2021Around 2,000 workers at Rustavi Azot, a mineral fertilizer producer in Georgia, have won a substantial wage increase after a week-long strike.