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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.

Garment workers hospitalised after another gas leak at Brandix factory in India

4 August, 2022Around 100 women workers at Brandix India Apparel garment manufacturing unit in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Atchutapuram, fell sick after inhaling poisonous gas.

Union takes Zheng Yong garments to court over dismissal of 20 workers in Eswatini

4 August, 2022Garment manufacturer Zheng Yong Swaziland has dismissed 20 workers for going on a strike for minimum living wages, and the Amalgamated Trade Unions of Swaziland (ATUSWA) is challenging the dismissals.

Union calls for tougher sentences after 8 women are gang-raped in South Africa

2 August, 2022IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), has called upon the courts to hand out tougher sentences after the arrest of a gang of armed men that raped 8 women in Johannesburg.

Cambodia launches pension scheme for private sector workers

2 August, 2022On 28 July, the Cambodian government launched a new pension scheme for private sector workers, strengthening social protection for garment workers in the country.

Brazilian metalworkers sign agreement with TK Elevator

28 July, 2022Metalworkers' unions in Brazil signed a national agreement with TK Elevator that establishes that, employeesof the company, throughout the country will be able to receive Profit Sharing (PLR) fairly distributed.