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G20 falls far from workers’ demands

14 September, 2023The recently concluded G20 summit in New Delhi under the Indian presidency failed to address the enormous challenges of rising inflation, stagnating wages and the transitioning world of work faced by working people in the 20 big economies.

Rieter India workers on strike again

8 August, 2023The Rieter India Employees Federation, affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union through Shramik Ekta Mahasangh, is on strike for the second time this year as management continues to engage in unfair labour practices.

Three workers killed in explosion at Indian cement factory

24 July, 2023On 18 July, an explosion caused by an oxygen cylinder at UltraTech Cement's plant in Himri, Chhattisgarh, India, resulted in the death of three contract workers. Two other workers sustained injuries and are currently receiving medical treatment.

Indian unions call for better working conditions amidst country’s rise as a major chemical and tyre manufacturing hub

19 July, 2023Organising precarious workers, strengthening networks, demanding equal pay for equal work, and workplace health and safety emerged as top priorities for Indian affiliates participating in the chemical, pharmaceutical and tyre sectors meeting, held during 11–13 July.

Bangladesh is one of the world’s worst countries for workers

5 July, 2023The recently published ITUC Global Rights Index 2023, which ranks countries based on the status of workers’ rights, reveals a grim picture of the situation for workers in South Asian countries. While Nepal and Sri Lanka witness regular and systematic violations of workers’ rights respectively, Bangladesh has been ranked as one of the worst countries in the world for workers.

Shipbreaking industry set for transformation with Hong Kong Convention

28 June, 2023The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (Hong Kong Convention) will enter into force in June 2025, after Bangladesh and Liberia became contracting states to the Convention on 26 June 2023.

Indian unions ask ILO to discuss attacks on workers’ rights

6 June, 2023In a joint letter to the Director General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), unions in India are drawing attention to the anti-worker provisions in the country's newly promulgated four labour laws, asking that the Indian government’s violations of workers’ rights are added to the agenda of the ongoing 111th International Labour Conference in Geneva.

Indian coal workers successfully bargain for a wage raise

24 May, 2023Indian unions, including IndustriALL affiliates, have successfully negotiated with the Coal India management to secure a 19 per cent increase in pay and a 25 per cent increase in allowances.

Breaking barriers: LGBTQI+ inclusion in Asia

17 May, 2023Trade unions across Asia are taking steps to promote inclusion and opportunities for LGBTQI+ workers. From challenging discriminatory practices to creating safe and equitable workplaces, unions are proving that they can be agents of change.

G20 discussions on Just Transition must include unions

15 May, 2023The G20 Energy Transition Working Group (ETWG) meeting is currently underway in Mumbai. Under India’s G20 presidency, workers’ voices go unrepresented in the meetings.