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Engaging men in fighting gender-based violence and harassment

12 May, 2022IndustriALL is launching its full report on gender-based violence and harassment in the mining, garment and electronics sectors. The report presents recommendations for IndustriALL and its affiliates, highlighting the commitment of male trade unionists and leaders as essential for unions to succeed in this struggle.

Repression continues at garment factory in Myanmar

12 May, 2022More than a year after the military coup d'état in Myanmar, the state-sponsored repression at garment factories in Myanmar continues. IndustriALL is reiterating its call for brands to leave Myanmar as due diligence is not possible in a military dictatorship.

Unions' role in fighting gender-based violence in the textile sector

5 May, 2022The majority of workers in the sector are women in low-paid jobs. IndustriALL is launching the third and final chapter of the research on gender-based violence and harassment with a summary of the results from the garment sector, where women report that trade union presence in the workplace makes a difference in fighting gender-based violence.

Eswatini garment workers continue strike amid intimidation and harassment

5 May, 2022Despite intimidation by security forces, textile and garment workers in Eswatini are continuing their strike for living wages. Five weeks into the strike, the workers are reiterating their request for at least E15 per hour or E2983 (US$183) per month.

Brands must sign International Accord

28 April, 2022Four days before 28 April, International Workers’ Memorial Day, marks the anniversary of one of the deadliest workplace accidents in the world; the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh in 2013, killing 1,232 people and injuring scores more. The victims had gone to work in the morning, despite raising fears over the unstable structure of the building. But workers were told by the employer that they would lose their jobs if they didn’t come to work.

Rana Plaza: from tragedy to an International Accord to make garment factories safe

21 April, 2022Ahead of the ninth anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse on 24 April 2013, general secretary Atle Høie talks about how unions have been able to turn tragedy into a historic agreement to make garment factories safe.

Successful union building in Morocco

18 March, 2022Long-term work in building union power in Morocco has resulted in two new national unions in the textile-garment and metal industries, the FNTSIME-UMT and the FNTTCCL-UMT.

Eswatini police disperse workers petitioning for living wage

17 March, 2022Over 5,000 workers from 15 factories in the textile and garment sector braved the rains to present a petition on living wages to the department of labour in Nhlangano on 15 March. However, the police dispersed the workers while denying permission for other marches planned for Manzini and Matsapha to take place.

Talking Threads podcast: Episode 1 - the women behind the label

8 March, 2022IndustriALL has launched a podcast about the global apparel industry, told by the workers employed within the sector and the people working to make the industry more responsible and ethical for the future.

Fighting migrant worker exploitation in Mauritius

3 March, 2022The official opening of the Migrant Resource Centre is a testimony that collective efforts are critical to eliminating modern slavery and promote decent working conditions in the garment factories.