Issued on September 17, 2014
In early October, the Labour Advisory Committee in Cambodia is to announce a new minimum wage for workers in the garment, textile and footwear industry, which generates US$5 billion in revenue for the country. At this critical juncture, a coalition of Cambodian garment unions has called for international solidarity to support their demands for a raise in the minimum wage from US$100 to US$177 a month.
IndustriALL Global Union, the ITUC and UNI Global Union are jointly asking affiliates to join Cambodian unions in a Day of Action on today 17 September and organize protests at Cambodian embassies to demand a living wage for garment workers.
Issued on July 29, 2014
You can view ITUC video about conditions for migrant workers in Qatar here
The campaign website Rerun the Vote !
Full presentation here
New Guardian expose: Trapped in Qatar: The Migrants who helped build "Tower of Football"
Issued on May 28, 2014
Ratification of the EU/Colombian Free Trade Agreement will be before the Dáil in the coming weeks. Please add your name to this petition to tell our TD’s & Senators that it is the wrong time to approve this agreement.
Murders, disappearances; threats & intimidation of trade unionists, human rights defenders and lawyers continue unabated. Colombia is still the most dangerous place in the world to be a trade unionist.
Issued on April 30, 2014
It is now over one year since the terible disaster killed 1138 people in Rana Plaza, Dhaka, Bangladesh. What has changed?
Congress participated in a Clean Clothes Campaign Event to mark the Anniversary in Grafton Street last week
Issued on April 01, 2014
A Survey of 39 leading clothing brands on the Irish high-street show they must do much more to ensure garment workers receive a wage they can live on. The Clean Clothes Campaign Ireland have launched ‘Tailored Wages’ an in depth study of what the leading 39 clothing brands on the Irish and European high-street are doing to ensure that the workers who produce the clothes they sell are paid a living wage. Based on a multi brand survey “Tailored Wages” found that whilst half of those surveyed included wording in their codes of conduct saying that wages should be enough to meet workers' basic needs; only four brands – Inditex (Zara), Marks & Spencers, Switcher and Tchibo - were able to show any clear steps towards implementing this – and even they have a long way to go before a living wage becomes a reality for the garment workers that produce for them.