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A new model of supply chain industrial relations: brand and investor roles

24 January, 2023Join us at our virtual side session at the OECD Garment Forum on Tuesday, 14 February at 15:00 CET for a discussion of a new paper, "Shared Prosperity: the investor case for freedom of association and collective bargaining."

Building union power in the textile and garment industry

18 January, 2023Unions all over the world struggle to defend workers’ rights amid employer opposition and complicated global supply chains. To support unions in organizing and bargaining, IndustriALL is launching a handbook for strategic corporate research and campaigning for unions in the textile and garment industry.

Difficult circumstances - IndustriALL meets with family of unfairly jailed unionist in Madagascar

15 December, 2022In August, Sento Chang was sentenced to 12 months in prison after taking to social media to share discussions the union had with the employer. On 9 December, an IndustriALL delegation met with his family, speaking to his parents-in-law about the very difficult circumstances the family is now finding itself in.

International Safety Accord that made history in Bangladesh expands to Pakistan

14 December, 2022IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union, two key drivers of the historic Bangladesh Accord, are proud to announce the extension of the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry to Pakistan. The ground-breaking International Accord that over the past nine years made jobs safer for millions of garment workers in Bangladesh is now going to be extended to Pakistan.

Myanmar military arson attack leaves garment workers homeless

8 December, 2022The escalation of Myanmar junta’s military attacks in the Salingyi township has rendered scores of garment workers homeless. According to several news sources, the Myanmar junta torched houses in nine villages in the Salingyi township, Sagaing region, in early December. More than 40 houses of Industrial Workers' Federation of Myanmar members were burned down. 

Why we focus on gender-based violence in 2022

25 November, 2022Gender-based violence is still an urgent issue, including in the garment sector, an industry with approximately 80 per cent women workers. The Covid-19 pandemic brought an increase of violence and harassment against women in general, leaving many women even more vulnerable, according to reports by the UNDP among other UN bodies. ILO Convention 190 is sending a clear message that violence or harassment in the world of work can never be tolerated, as well as providing an effective framework for addressing violence against women.

Make Amazon pay!

23 November, 202225 November is Black Friday, the biggest retail sales day in the United States as well as in other parts of the world. We are joining the global call from Uni Global Union and others to Make Amazon Pay. The campaign was launched two years ago and for Black Friday this year there will be action, strikes and protests in more than 30 countries around the world.

Madagascar garment workers formulate strategies to confront gender-based violence and harassment

10 November, 2022Inspired by training on the International Labour Organization Convention 190 to eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work facilitated by IndustriALL Global Union, the workers in Madagascar’s textile and garment industries are devising ways to deal with gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in their factories.

Two factory fires in India in less than a week

9 November, 2022Within a week, two massive fires broke out in footwear manufacturing factories in Delhi, killing two workers and injuring 18. Lack of workplace safety continues to be a threat to workers.

Court rules that Zheng Yong Swaziland must deduct and remit union dues

3 November, 2022When Zheng Yong Swaziland unilaterally decided to stop deducting union dues for 1,276 workers as part of the garment maker’s anti-union behaviour, the Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA) immediately launched a court challenge.