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Improving social dialogue at TK Elevator

15 June, 2022Over 60 trade unionists, works councils and shop stewards from TK Elevator’s operations worldwide met online on 9-10 June to discuss social dialogue and the future of social relations in the company.

Joint action in Croatia’s textile industry

14 June, 2022The textile and garment industry in Croatia has dropped 20 per cent in the last five years. In a workshop in Zagreb on 8-9 June, participants from the government, employers and unions agreed that cooperation is key to securing a competitive and sustainable textile industry with a qualified workforce and decent working conditions in the country.

Health and safety is now a fundamental principle

13 June, 2022In a landmark decision, the International Labour Conference, held in Geneva in June, has added health and safety to the ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

Union in deal to donate confiscated garments to South African flood victims

13 June, 2022To help thousands living in shelters and in need of humanitarian assistance following severe flooding and landslides in some parts of South Africa in April, the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), has signed a tripartite framework agreement with clothing employers, retailers, and the South African government to support the flood victims.

Preventing abuse of Malaysia’s migrant workers

10 June, 2022About forty union and NGO activists, migrant worker specialists, academics, as well as representatives from the ILO and the Malaysian Ministry of Labour, met on 24-25 May to discuss the widespread human and worker rights abuse against migrants in Malaysia.

Worker dies at Bangladesh shipbreaking yard

10 June, 2022One worker died and one was seriously injured while dismantling the tanks of ship at the Sagarika shipbreaking Yard in Chattogram, Bangladesh on 8 June.

Government of Belarus ignores ILC conclusions

10 June, 2022The government of Belarus was widely condemned at the International Labour Organization International Labour Conference #ILC2022 for its attacks on independent trade unions, by workers' representatives, governments and employer bodies.Despite this, the country didn't even wait until the end of the ILC to intensify the crackdown.

Caterpillar workers on strike in Northern Ireland

9 June, 2022Workers at Caterpillar sites in Northern Ireland have been on strike for nine weeks over decent pay. The US mechanical engineering giant is reporting huge profits while the workers, creating the very foundation for this wealth, have to choose between heating or eating in the midst of the current cost of living crisis.

Guatemala must respect freedom of association

9 June, 2022IndustriALL representatives presented to the Committee on the Application of Standards (CAS) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) the violations of the right to freedom of association faced by affiliates in Guatemala.

SPECIAL REPORT: How can we build an international labour court?

9 June, 2022Multinational corporations dominate the global economy, but labour laws exist at national level, with no international body to defend workers from violations in supply chains. How do we seek justice and remedy for the world’s workers?