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Lesotho: workers celebrate minimum wage victory

17 August, 2018After a petition to the Prime Minister, marches and demonstrations by thousands of workers to the ministry of labour and to parliament, the Government of Lesotho finally agreed to a minimum wage of LSL2,000 (US$138) for factory workers.

IndustriALL appeals for Indonesian union leader to be reinstated

5 September, 2018IndustriALL Global Union is demanding that the president of its Indonesian affiliate, the Federation of Pharmaceutical and Health Workers Union (FARKES), is reinstated after being sacked from his job as a hospital assistant manager on 29 August.

First-ever collective agreement reached in Turkish gold mining

4 January, 2019IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish mining affiliate Maden-Is has reached a collective bargaining agreement with mining company, Tümad Madencilik, which is the first in the country’s growing gold mining industry.

Many dead in Afghanistan mine collapse

8 January, 2019At least thirty people were killed, and several injured, when a mine collapsed in the northern parts of Afghanistan on 6 January.

New Year brings fresh tragedy for Pakistan’s coal miners

3 January, 2019IndustriALL’s campaign for safer mines in Pakistan continues into 2019 as four miners burnt to death and another miner was seriously injured in a methane blast at a coal mine in Baolochistan’s Dukki district on 2 January. 

Rebuilding union strength in Caspian region

17 October, 2018Unions representing workers in the oil and gas sector of the Caspian Sea region gathered in Baku, Azerbaijan, for a network meeting on 3 October 2018.

IndustriALL unions negotiate global dispute resolution mechanism with H&M

20 December, 2018IndustriALL Global Union trade union affiliates representing garment workers at H&M have agreed upon a global dispute resolution mechanism with the Swedish fashion giant, as part of IndustriALL’s global framework agreement (GFA) with the company. 

Mexican activists plan an exchange platform for energy transition

14 December, 2018Nineteen representatives of independent trade unions and social movements in Mexico related to wind power and hydroelectric industries met on 3 December and agreed to create an exchange energy platform.

Safety crisis in Bangladesh shipbreaking yards continues

29 May, 2019At least eight workers have been killed, and 35 injured this year in accidents in Bangladeshi shipbreaking yards. The number of fatalities since 2017 is around 47.

Malaysian union signs tenth collective agreement with Denso

3 June, 2019On 30 April 2019, the National Union of Transport Equipment & Allied Industries Workers (NUTEAIW) signed the tenth collective agreement with Denso Malaysia, the largest manufacturer of automobile components in Malaysia with 1,365 workers.