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Human rights and responsible business conduct in Asia Pacific’s textile sector

13 June, 2024On 5-6 June, IndustriALL Asia-Pacific affiliates met in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for a workshop on human rights due diligence and a stakeholder roundtable focused on responsible business conduct and industrial relations.

Rapid decline in workers' rights globally

13 June, 2024The launch of ITUC’s 2024 global rights index makes for sad reading as workers’ rights are in decline around the world. Bangladesh, Belarus and Eswatini are among the ten worst countries in the world for working people.

Uruguay’s PIT-CNT union condemns illegal surveillance of their president

12 June, 2024Uruguayan trade union federation PIT-CNT is concerned at government officials’ illegal surveillance of its president, Marcelo Abdala, as this could damage the country’s democratic values.

Global unions urge ILO to invoke Article 33 on Myanmar

11 June, 2024Yesterday global unions, trade union activists and delegates in attendance at the 112th International Labour Conference (ILC), in Geneva, gathered at the Broken Chair to call on the International Labour Organization(ILO) to invoke Article 33 of its constitution as the military junta ruiling Myanmar for more than three years has failed to carry out the recommendations given after an ILO Commission of Inquiry found serious violations of Forced Labour and Freedom of Association protocols.

"We need workers' rights and binding agreements"

11 June, 2024Enhancing workers' rights and enforcing fair labour practices in the global garment industry was on the agenda when IndustriALL affiliates from the textile and garment sector from around the world met in Phnom Pen, Cambodia, for the annual steering committee meeting on 4 June.

Improving the H&M Global Framework Agreement together

10 June, 2024On 3-4 June, the National Monitoring Committees (NMCs) of the global framework agreement (GFA) between H&M, IndustriALL, and IF Metall gathered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to reinforce their commitment to building relationships, fostering trust among the signatories, and ensuring the continuous improvement of the GFA.

Thai confederation demands inclusion of ILO conventions in FTA negotiations

7 June, 2024On 29 May the leaders of the Confederation of Industrial Labour of Thailand (CILT) met with European Union (EU) representatives in Bangkok to demand the inclusion of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) fundamental conventions in EU-Thailand Free Trade Agreements (FTA). 

NUMSA considers legal action to stop violence against strikers

6 June, 2024The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, is considering taking legal action against employers after a striking worker was shot dead by a security guard at multinational automotive air conditioning and engine cooling systems manufacturer MAHLE Bher, a factory in KwaZulu-Natal last month. 

Glencore must go beyond words

5 June, 2024A delegation of trade union representatives, NGOs, indigenous and impacted communities from Colombia, Peru, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UK and Switzerland attended Glencore’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Zug, Switzerland on 29 May, to demand answers from the company board on the company’s continued lack of willingness to address serious environmental, social and governance issues across its global operations and its aversion to dialogue.

Nigerian unions suspend strike to allow for negotiations with government

5 June, 2024After calling for an indefinite strike over national minimum wages, and the reversal of electricity tariff increases, trade union federations, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), suspended the strike on 4 June to allow for negotiations with the Federal Government of Nigeria.