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Philippines: union leaders reinstated

28 April, 2021After fighting union busting at a Lululemon supplier in the Philippines, eight union leaders unfairly dismissed in 2019 and 2020, have been reinstated and a collective agreement has been negotiated.

The work to keep garment factories safe must continue

23 April, 2021Out of the rubble of the Rana Plaza collapse, the Bangladesh Accord was created. The legally binding agreement has transformed factory safety in Bangladesh’ garment industry, saved lives, supported freedom of association and increased collective bargaining. The Accord expires at the end of next month, and it not only needs to stay, it needs to be expanded to cover garment workers worldwide.

Workers fear returning to work in Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region

15 April, 2021Of the more than 2,000 workers employed in the Mekelle Industrial Park, only 700 have returned to work because of security concerns from the on-going war, which broke out on 4 November 2020.

Tunisian government and UGTT union sign agreement on public sector reform

15 April, 2021On 31 March, the Tunisian government and the Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (UGTT) signed an agreement on restructuring public companies and reforming the subsidy and tax system.

Garment workers need safe factories

15 April, 2021Approaching the eight anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, safe factories for garment workers still need to be fought for. Please join the social media action next week for the fight for safe factories and to support the demand for a global agreement on factory safety.

Vaccine roll-out framework agreement reached in South Africa’s garment sector

8 April, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Southern African Clothing and Textile workers Union (SACTWU) has signed a framework agreement to campaign for Covid-19 vaccination of garment workers.

Workers locked out of Thai lingerie factory

16 March, 2021A Thai factory making lingerie for Victoria’s Secret and other global brands has shut down without notice and locked out 1,388 workers, using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext.

IndustriALL and H&M Group reinforce cooperation to support recovery of global garment industry

15 March, 2021The ongoing pandemic is putting enormous pressure on the global garment industry. IndustriALL Global Union and Swedish fashion giant H&M Group (H&M) are re-affirming their commitment to work together to support the economic and social recovery of the industry through the Covid-19 crisis.

Migrant Resource Centre protects migrant workers in Mauritius against exploitation

15 March, 2021When migrant workers are recruited to work in Mauritius, they are often told that they will earn lots of money by recruiting agents in their countries of origin that include India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and others. However, this is not the case.

Strike action in Philippines over illegal factory closure

2 March, 2021Twenty-five Philippine leather workers at Provision Garments Apparel’s (PGA) Manggahan branch are on strike over the illegal closure of the factory, demanding immediate reinstatement of all workers with back pay and that collective bargaining is resumed.