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Public appeal to cancel Sri Lanka’s debt

16 January, 2023Amid the country’s worst financial crisis, IndustriALL’s affiliates in Sri Lanka are demanding that the country’s debt is cancelled.

IndustriALL stands in solidarity with working people in Sri Lanka

9 December, 2022Sri Lanka is experiencing the worst economic and political crisis in its history. According to the World Bank, the country’s economic growth is expected to contract by nine per cent in 2022 and a further four per cent in 2023. 

INTERVIEW: Swasthika Arulingam

14 November, 2022IndustriALL's Kalyani Badola interviews Swasthika Arulingamrecently elected president of the Commercial and Industrial Workers Union (CIWU)

Sri Lankan workers struggle due to high inflation

27 October, 2022At a living wage workshop held in Colombo on 20 October, trade unionists expressed concern over workers not being paid a living wage in the country. 

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.

Unions and employers urge global brands to support Sri Lanka’s apparel industry

17 August, 2022IndustriALL Global Union affiliates and the employers’ organization in Sri Lanka are urging global apparel brands sourcing from the country to keep placing orders and help the country through the current crisis.

Unions fight soaring inflation with community kitchens

17 August, 2022IndustriALL affiliates in Sri Lanka are organizing community kitchen programmes to address the massive food inflation and shortage of cooking gas that makes daily life extremely difficult.

Sri Lankan unions demand constitutional reforms

21 July, 2022Workers in Sri Lanka are struggling to procure essential commodities and export production is down. IndustriALL affiliates in the country are demanding constitutional reforms for political stability and democracy.

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.