TCFUA Media Statement 31.05.13 (345 KB)
By Michele O'Neil, TCFUA Secretary
Just last week I was in Singapore at a meeting of unionists organising textile, clothing and footwear workers around the world. Safety in Bangladesh was high on our agenda and raised in nearly..
Nearly 5,000 workers protested in Dhaka on 26 April expressing outrage at the death to hundreds and injury to thousands of garment workers in the Rana Plaza building collapse. You can join the protest online here.
Outworker Newsletter Summer 2012/13 (Vietnamese) (1610 KB)
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Inala resident and clothing outworker Thoa Tran and supporters today protested outside Queensland Parliament asking why Campbell Newman and the LNP wanted to make their work and lives harder.
Already, Thoa and the thousan..
The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA) will take its case to Canberra todaycalling on the federal Government to reverse last week’s decision to slash $7 mill from a targeted program for retrenched ..
The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA) has strongly condemned the Federal Government for slashing $7 million available for redundant workers in the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry to secure alternativ..
As one of the core worker representatives in Australian workplaces, it is important that the union movement ensure the support and assistance is best targeted. Therefore, ACTU is conducting a survey of workers’ health and sa..
Over 300 workers were killed in devastating factory fires on 11 September 2012 at a garment factory in Karachi and a shoe factory in Lahore, Pakistan.
Expressing outrage over the negligence of government authorities, IndustriAL..
TCF OUTWORKERS WIN NEW RIGHTS
There are many myths circulating about changes to the law regarding workers in the textile, clothing and footwear industry that need to be busted.
Let’s be clear. The new outworker laws are..
Workers making Olympic sportswear for London 2012 for top brands and high street names including adidas and Next are being paid poverty wages, forced to work excessive overtime and threatened with instant dismissal if they complain..
The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA) today celebrated a new law which will provide important and long overdue national protections for outworkers and sweatshop workers in the TCF industry. The Fair Work Ame..
Cottontales: Bonds in Cessnock 1947-2009 is an exhibition of stories, photographs, and film of 80 workers retrenched from Pacific Brands’ Bonds in December 2009 as well as previous generations of workers who had worked at Bon..
The Senate Education Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee sitting in Melbourne today, as part of its Inquiry into the Fair Work Amendment (Textile Clothing and Footwear Industry) Bill 2011, has heard directly fr..
Notice under Regulation 126(b) Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Regulations 2009
Pursuant to Reg 126(b) the TCFUA provides notice that it has lodged with Fair Work Australia a Rules Alteration to the Registered Rules of the T..
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Bangladesh’s deadly garment industry has claimed the lives of 23 workers and has left over 100 injured, many seriously, in a factory fire.
The blaze occurred at the That’s It Sports Wear Ltd, which is part of the H..
Three Vietnamese labour rights advocates face 5-15 years imprisonment for helping organise a strike by 10,000 workers at the My Phong shoe factory in January 2010. Doan Huy Chuong, Nguyen Hoang Quoc Hung and Do Thi Minh Hanh..
Myer Window showcase Cue as ethical Australian manufacturer who is working together with the Textile Clothing and Footwear Union
The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA) today welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment not to source camouflage material used in soldiers’ uniforms from China. The TCFUA is urging the governmen..
Michele O’Neil, TCFUA National Secretary and Barry Tubner, NSW/SA/TAS Branch Secretary have been appointed to the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industries Innovation Council.
Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Indust..
Help for retrenched Pacific Brands workers
In February 2009, both the TCFUA and the general public were shocked when Pacific Brands announced that 1,850 people will lose their jobs across seven Pacific Brands sites in New South Wal..
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