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More action needed from Bangladesh Government

17 July, 2014The Bangladesh government must dramatically increase efforts to create a safe and sustainable garment industry, says IndustriALL Global Union in the wake of a damning evaluation of the Sustainability Compact.

Jyrki Raina speaks about his tour to five Asian countries

3 March, 2014Jyrki Raina, General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, describes his experience about an inspiring and energetic series of trips to Asia.

Bangladesh: Free jailed unionists and workers

6 February, 2017Since December 2016 at least 26 trade unionists and garment workers have been jailed for trade union activity in Bangladesh, following demands to increase the minimum wage. Join IndustriALL Global Union in calling on the Bangladeshi government for their immediate release.

EU must hold Bangladesh to account over labour violations

10 May, 2017Global trade unions are demanding the European Union holds Bangladesh to account over labour violations ahead of a key meeting to evaluate the Bangladesh Sustainability Compact on 18 May in Dhaka. 

Justice at last for Tazreen fire victims

7 July, 2016Compensation payments to the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire in Bangladesh have finally been completed. More than a hundred people were killed and around 200 injured in the garment factory disaster in Ashulia on 24 November 2012.

NGWF action secures victories for Bangladeshi garment workers

8 July, 2016Swift action by IndustriALL Global Union’s Bangladeshi affiliate, the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF), in support of workers at Tejgaon Textile Limited (TTL) and Ananta Apparels Limited and Ananta Fashion Limited has resulted in significant victories. 

Attempts to form unions met with violence in Bangladesh

31 May, 2017Workers at Azim Group’s Orchid and Savar factories in Chittagong have been subjected to violence, threats and coercion for wanting to form a union in the workplace.

Effective implementation of GFAs in the garment industry

27 March, 2018IndustriALL organized series of workshops to train union organizers and workers to take advantage and ensure effective implementation of IndustriALL’s Global Framework Agreements (GFAs) with garment producers H&M, Inditex and Tchibo.

Bangladesh: workers win termination benefits

20 July, 2017IndustriALL’s Global Framework Agreement (GFA) with H&M paves the way for 986 workers in six factories to receive termination benefits, and the disposal of cases filed against workers by suppliers following the crackdown on unions and workers earlier this year.

Bangladesh: 11 workers killed and over 50 injured in garment factory blast

4 July, 2017A boiler explosion at a Bangladeshi garment factory on 3 July 2017 has killed 11 workers and injured at least 50 people. The death toll could rise as many of those caught in the blast are in a critical condition in hospital.