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India: gas leak in garment factory

7 June, 2022On 3 June, around 400 women workers at Brandix India Apparel garment factory in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Atchutapuram, India, fell ill after inhaling hazardous gas.

Kazakhstan must respect union rights

7 June, 2022For the fifth time in six years, the ongoing violations of union rights in Kazakhstan are brought before the ILO Committee on the Application of Standards during the International Labour Conference in Geneva.

Building social protection for garment workers

2 June, 2022The Covid-19 pandemic left millions of garment workers around the world without jobs and pay, bringing to light the precarious work environment they have faced for decades. A change is needed in the sector, including an urgent need for social protection for garment workers.

Young trade unionist’s deportation ordeal in Zimbabwe

2 June, 2022Mamisa’s expectation when leaving home in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, was to engage other young workers from Kenya, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Zambia, and Zimbabwe on Just Transition, but was instead subjected to a heart-breaking ordeal with Zimbabwe’s anti-union immigration. Two other young workers from Uganda were also denied entry under similar circumstances.

"Workers need a strong, independent voice"

2 June, 2022When IndustriALL’s Executive Committee on 1 June gathered more than 200 participants online, international solidarity was on the agenda.

FEATURE: Achieving pay equity through collective bargaining

2 June, 2022Equal pay for jobs of equal value is a recognized human right, enshrined in ILO Convention 100, adopted in 1951. And yet, 70 years after the adoption of the Convention, the gender pay gap remains a persisting and global problem and stands at an average of 20 per cent across the world. 

Atle Høie: Welcome to Global Worker (#1 2022)

1 June, 2022Ensuring that workers and unions are part of the discussions around tomorrow’s workplaces is central to what we do. 

INTERVIEW: IndustriALL Global Union general secretary Atle Høie

1 June, 2022At IndustriALL’s 3rd Congress in September 2021, Atle Høie was elected general secretary. Høie, originally from Norway, had already been part of IndustriALL’s leadership team for five years, as he was elected assistant general secretary at the Rio Congress in 2016. 

SPECIAL REPORT: Comprehensive sanctions on Russia: why not Myanmar?

31 May, 2022Despite the call by Myanmar’s trade unions for comprehensive economic sanctions against the military regime, many global garment brands continue to source from the country. The response of the international community to human rights abuses in Myanmar stands in stark contrast to the situation in Russia.

REPORT: From manufacturing to mobility - unions prepare for the mobility sector of the future

31 May, 2022Future mobility concepts in an urban environment will differ from what we know today. There will be more shared services, less individual mobility, digital connectivity between people, vehicles and infrastructure, as well as driverless vehicles.