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40 000 power loom workers in Pakistan strike for better wages

11 August, 2022Over 40,000 power loom workers in Faisalabad responded to a call for a strike to demand social security cover and an increase in wages. The workers, who have been on strike since 1 August, have also been demonstrating on the streets of Faisalabad where over one million workers are employed in power looms.

10 workers still trapped following Mexico mine collapse

11 August, 202210 workers remain trapped underground following a mine collapse on 3 August in the municipality of Sabinas, in Coahuila, northern Mexico.

IndustriALL-Brazil aims to unionise 10,000 workers

11 August, 2022A follow-up workshop was held on 1 August to organise a unionisation campaign in Brazil. The aim is to recruit 10,000 new union members in the industrial sector by the end of 2022.

Sexual harassment blocks young women’s training in Kenya’s automotive industry

11 August, 2022At a two-day workshop in Nairobi, 3- 4 August, sexual harassment was identified as impeding young women from pursuing learnerships and skills training in Kenya’s automotive industry. One of the participants narrated how difficult it is for young women to enter the industry as technicians, artisans, or mechanics because of the pervasive sexual harassment.

Union wins as Indian court reinstates 150 unfairly dismissed garment workers

10 August, 2022Garment and Fashion Workers Union (GAFWU), affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union through Unions United, won a long drawn out legal battle against SLAM Clothing Pvt. Ltd which had locked out and dismissed workers using fraudulent letters with fake signatures.

Global brands purchasing practices linked to abuse of garment workers in South Asia

10 August, 2022Purchasing practices of global brands are increasing the risk of abuse for workers at the far end of the supply chain in the textile and garment sector.

Indonesian unions sign zero-tolerance policy on violence and harassment with companies

10 August, 2022 As ways of expressing their strong commitment to the ILO Convention 190 on eliminating violence and harassment in the world of work, Indonesian unions convened social dialogue meetings with employers.

Indian unions demand better occupational safety and health for workers

8 August, 2022At a roundtable on the appalling state of occupational safety and health in India held in Delhi on 29 July, IndustriALL affiliates strongly demanded better safety for all workers.

South African mineworkers discuss strategies to prevent injuries and deaths from mine accidents

6 August, 2022The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) national health and safety committee met on 4 August in Johannesburg to discuss the impact of the union’s health and safety campaigns and training programmes in the mining, energy, construction, and metals’ industries.

Unions want social dialogue on the Just Transition for workers

4 August, 2022There is emerging consensus amongst trade unions on what they expect from a Just Transition, and this is confirmed by country case studies from Australia, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, and Spain, that were made at the Just Transition and the energy sector initiative meeting on 29 July.