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Wage struggle continues
by anne published 02-10-2014 last modified 06-01-2015 15:56 — filed under: ,
Workers need to earn a wage they can live on. In September 2014, yet another action day was organised to underline the claim of Cambodian textile workers to a living wage.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2014 / Cases
Workers singled out for organising a union
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
After workers of the Modelama factory in North India registered their union in December 2012, the management dismissed fourteen workers. The union's general secretary and two other workers were transferred to remote factories in retaliation for their work with the union. Although an initial agreement was reached to reinstate the workers, the company continues to harass the union. Buyers include Gap and Next.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Workers tortured for 'extortion'
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:11 — filed under: ,
In Karachi, twelve trade union activists were charged under the Anti-Terrorist Act in March 2012. This is believed to be a response to their union activities at their workplace at a subsidiary of Al Karam Textile Mills. Six of the unionists were arrested and tortured. In May 2012 they were released on bail.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
Workwear workers dismissed
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:11 — filed under: ,
In 2005, 518 workers, almost all of them women, took part in a strike at the Sri Lankan GP Garments factory demanding their festival bonus as promised by the factory management. They were subsequently dismissed without the correct procedures being followed. Thirty-seven of them are facing legal procedures, with a high court verdict still pending.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012