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The stronger the union, the safer the workplace

25 April, 2024A staggering more than 3 million workers die every year because of their work, and tens of millions are injured. Health and safety in the workplace is a crucial right, all too often ignored, which is why IndustriALL has put the spotlight on both failures and successes in the month leading up to 28 April, International Workers’ Memorial Day. 

Amazon: Stop free-riding on worker safety, sign the Accord today!

25 April, 2024IndustriALL Global Union and Uni Global Union are calling on Amazon to sign the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry.

Rana Plaza anniversary: MEPs must support due diligence today!

23 April, 2024Today, marks the anniversary of the 2013 industrial homicide that killed more than 1,100 people and injured thousands more, as the Rana Plaza collapsed onto garment workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This year, the anniversary coincides with the final vote in the European Parliament on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, which, if adopted, would make the respect of environmental standards, human rights including workers’ rights mandatory along global value chains.

Respect ILO standards in EU-Thailand Free Trade Agreement

22 April, 2024IndustriALL Global Union and industriALL European Trade Union calls on the European Union (EU) to ensure that International Labour Standards are respected in the EU-Thailand Free Trade Agreement negotiations.

Historic union win at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant

22 April, 2024In a massive union win in the US South, workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have overwhelmingly voted to join the United Auto Workers (UAW). The victory is a significant milestone, as it was the last VW operation worldwide without a union.

Shipping companies’ lifeline to Myanmar junta demonstrates disdain for human rights

22 April, 2024Unions slam shipping giants for sustaining regime, including Maersk’s hollow claim of performing ‘heightened human rights due diligence’.

Addressing workers' rights amid escalating challenges in Asia Pacific

19 April, 2024IndustriALL Global Union’s Asia-Pacific regional executive committee met virtually on 16 April, uniting union leaders to demonstrate solidarity with ongoing labour struggles across the region. The meeting was marked by discussions on increasing precarious employment and a united call for decent work for all.

Lesotho union takes Adient Automotive to labour tribunal for union busting

18 April, 2024The Independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL) is taking vehicle seat manufacturing Adient Automotive to the Directorate of Dispute Prevention and Resolution (DDRP) – the kingdom’s labour tribunal – for union busting and violating trade union rights to collective bargaining.

Mental health – an important part of health and safety

18 April, 2024Work and mental health are closely linked together. As many people spend the majority of their time at work it is important to address mental health in the workplace, and here unions have an important role to play.

Big win for contract workers in Pakistan

17 April, 2024After ten years, on 4 April, 55 contract workers at IFFCO Pakistan were finally granted the status of permanent workers by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.