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43 workers killed in Delhi factory fire

11 December, 2019The deadly factory fire accident in Delhi on 8 December exposes the vulnerability of India’s informal workforce as well as the government’s passive attitude towards workers’ safety.

Indian steel unions vow to increase union power

10 December, 2019Senior trade union leaders from IndustriALL steel affiliates in India came together in Mumbai, India on 9 and 10 December 2019. Together with IndustriALL’s global sector co-chair Sanjyot Vadhavkar, the leaders from SMEFI and INMF–Metal discussed the future of organizing and recruiting in this important sector in India. They focused on the situation of young workers and precarious work in the sector.

Strengthening union power in the Indian Aerospace sector

25 October, 2019The IndustriALL Global Union aerospace steering committee met Indian aerospace union representatives on a maiden study trip to Delhi on 21 October 2019 and together resolved to increase IndustriALL activities in the sector.

Indian auto unions resolve to fight precarious work

9 May, 2018Precarious work is deeply rooted in India’s automotive industry. Almost every major auto company in the country employs large numbers of precarious workers with low wages, poor working conditions and workers lack job security.

Inditex suppliers from India meet to pledge social dialogue

20 June, 2018More than fifty Inditex textile and garment suppliers in India gathered in Bangalore and Delhi to ensure effective implementation of IndustriALL’s Global Framework Agreements (GFAs). 

Over 250 million workers join national strike in India

26 November, 2020Despite repression, a joint general strike by workers and farmers has shut down India. Over 250 million workers took part in the 26 November strike.

Global unions in solidarity with Indian union movement

29 October, 2020IndustriALL and ITUC vowed to stand together in solidarity with the Indian union movement, supporting their struggle against the anti-worker policies of the Modi government.

Indian Saint-Gobain worker dismissed for occupational illness

17 March, 2020A former Saint-Gobain Crystals and Detectors worker in Bangalore, India, Jayaraj Mathangi, was fired for abstenteeism after developing severe health problems due to hazards he was exposed to at work.

Hong Kong Convention key to South Asian shipbreaking recovery

29 September, 2020South Asia shipbreaking unions, IndustriALL and FNV Mondiaal representatives held virtual meetings on 24 and 25 September to evaluate union support for workers during Covid-19, and pledged to intensify the campaign to ratify the Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships (HKC).

Indian auto workers face growing precarity and industrial relations crisis

27 July, 2021In an online meeting held on 23 July, IndustriALL Global Union auto affiliates expressed concern that the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated attacks on workers’ rights, undermining social dialogue and union rights. They called for joint action to strengthen union power.