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Campaign for ratification of C190 continues

9 March, 2023Since the ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work was adopted in 2019, unions around the world have been campaigning for its ratification. To date, 25 countries have ratified C190, with Canada and Ireland being the latest additions.  

Affiliates in South Asia call for a united struggle

23 February, 2023IndustriALL Global Union’s general secretary, Atle Høie's, visit to South Asia comes at a time when the region is grappling with the rising cost of living and the erosion of workers’ rights. Anti-worker labour policies and governments’ unwillingness to engage with trade unions underlines the current struggle of IndustriALL affiliates in the region. 

Bangladeshi unions demand increased minimum wage for garment workers

6 February, 2023IndustriALL’s affiliates in Bangladesh are demanding an increase in the minimum wage from BDT8,000 (US$75) to BDT23,000 (US$215) for garment workers, as the country sees roaring inflation, leaving workers struggling to make ends meet. 

Unsafe shipbreaking yards in Bangladesh continue to take workers’ lives

16 January, 2023Workers’ lives continue to be in danger due to the unsafe working conditions at Bangladesh’s shipbreaking yards. Two accidents occurred on 12 January in two separate yards, killing one worker and severely injuring the other.

Youth and women in Bangladesh vow to build more inclusive unions

28 November, 2022Women and young trade unionists in Bangladesh are calling for women and young workers to be included in union leadership and decision-making processes.

IndustriALL calls on Bangladesh government to implement roadmap

2 November, 2022As the ILO Governing Body meets in Geneva, Bangladesh will be on the agenda. IndustriALL is calling on the government of Bangladesh to make sincere efforts to implement the roadmap requested by the ILO to improve workers’ rights in the country.

Social protection in action in Bangladesh

20 October, 2022IndustriALL Global Union and the UK Local Authority Pension Fund Forum co-hosted a discussion on the recently launched Employment Injury Scheme (EIS) in Bangladesh, which covers the country’s four million garment workers.

South Asia’s wage crisis

14 September, 2022Workers across the globe face soaring inflation, supply chain disruptions and a climate crisis. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the inflation rate in March 2022 was more than double that of March 2021.

South Asian shipbreaking workers prepare for recycling boom

25 August, 2022South Asian shipbreaking unions are preparing an organizing drive to take advantage of the expected recycling boom.

Sign the Accord, Levi’s!

30 June, 2022Last week, IndustriALL affiliates Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation and US Workers United joined United Students Against Sweatshops, Model Alliance, Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility at Levi’s flagship store in Times Square in New York City, to call on the denim giant to join the International Accord.