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Bangladesh: unions demand better wages for garment workers

14 August, 2018IndustriALL Bangladesh Council held a human chain protest on 11 August 2018 calling for an increase of the monthly minimum wages of readymade garment workers from current 5,300 BDT (US$62) to 16,000 BDT (US$188).

Progress update on the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh

23 April, 2015Listen to Rob Wayss, executive director, and Brad Loewen, chief safety inspector, talk about how handling safety in garment factories in Bangladesh has changed since the Accord came into force.

Bangladesh Accord announces first factories to complete safety recommendations

27 May, 2015Two factories in Bangladesh producing clothes for global brands have become the first to complete safety recommendations made by inspectors from the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.

Global unions welcome release of Cambodian protestors

2 June, 2014Global unions have welcomed the release of 23 Cambodian wage protestors arrested following demonstrations in January but remain concerned at the severity of the court verdict and the lack of a fair trial.

Organizing efforts in Ethiopia’s textile sector stepped up

11 June, 2014Worker leaders from textile factories in Ethiopia came together to develop strategies for organizing unorganized workers.

Cambodian government must urgently restart dialogue with unions

28 February, 2014At the end of a week of overtime boycotts by garment workers in Cambodia, IndustriALL is urging the Cambodian government to resume negotiations with unions without delay.

100 days until current Accord ends – labour signatories urge brands to sign onto 2018 Accord

22 February, 2018With 100 days until the current Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety expires, garment companies are urged to continue their involvement to create a safe and sustainable garment industry in Bangladesh and to sign its successor, the 2018 Transition Accord.

Bangladesh Accord will continue until government is ready to take over its functions

14 May, 2018As the 2013 Accord prepares for its expiry this month and its replacement by the 2018 Transition Accord, the occasion was marked by a joint press conference between the Accord and the Bangladesh association of factory owners (BGMEA).

Pakistan: victims of Ali enterprises factory fire begin to receive compensation

22 May, 2018In September 2012, over 250 workers were killed and 50 more suffered serious injuries in a fire at the Ali Enterprises garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan. Now, after almost six years, victims have started receiving compensation payments based on an agreement reached between German brand KiK and IndustriALL Global Union and Clean Clothes Campaign, mediated by the ILO.

Global unions unite to back Cambodian garment workers’ action day

11 September, 2014Three global unions, representing millions of workers around the world, are mobilizing to back Cambodian garment unions’ demands for higher wages.