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Indian court rules in favour of General Motors employees

21 September, 2022A court in India has dismissed General Motors India’s petition challenging an earlier order directing the company to pay 50 per cent of the salary to 1,086 illegally retrenched 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.

One worker dies, four are injured after gas leak in India

7 September, 2022A contract worker died and four others sustained serious injuries after a gas leak at Aarey Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd in Maharashtra's Palghar district on 4 September.

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.

Unions in India protest changes in labour laws

23 August, 2022Yesterday and today, unions in Visakhapatnam rallied against the country’s new labour laws. Union leaders submitted a memorandum to the district administration after the rally, raising concerns over the new labour codes which attempt to weaken workers’ rights while promoting companies’ interests.

Union wins as Indian court reinstates 150 unfairly dismissed garment workers

10 August, 2022Garment and Fashion Workers Union (GAFWU), affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union through Unions United, won a long drawn out legal battle against SLAM Clothing Pvt. Ltd which had locked out and dismissed workers using fraudulent letters with fake signatures.

Garment workers hospitalised after another gas leak at Brandix factory in India

4 August, 2022Around 100 women workers at Brandix India Apparel garment manufacturing unit in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Atchutapuram, fell sick after inhaling poisonous gas.

First youth meeting in South Asia

22 June, 2022IndustriALL Global Union South Asia office organized the first ever regional youth workshop in Kathmandu on June 14-15. Around 25 young trade unionists from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka participated.

South Asia: increased space for women in unions is needed

22 June, 2022IndustriALL Global Union organized the South Asia regional women’s meeting in Kathmandu on June 16-17. Around 25 women trade unionists from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka participated.

India’s mining unions fight for women and precarious workers

15 June, 2022In a series of workshops, around fifty trade unionists, including many women working in coal mines, discussed how to tackle the government’s and management’s attempts to weaken union power through privatization of public coal companies and increased outsourcing.