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In September 2014, Luis Cardenas, a trade union leader at security firm Prosegur, became the victim of a brutal and violent assault near his home in Peru. Cardenas, an off-duty worker, was left hospitalised by the attack after an anonymous criminal smashed him across the head with a rock.
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The International Trade Union Confederation has condemned the brutal repression suffered by trade union leaders from the education sector. On 28 August, education workers were holding a peaceful demonstration calling for better pay and the allocation of 7% of GDP to education under the nation’s (...)

The Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions (CMKOS) reports that laws and policies, including a new Civil Code have been adopted without the consultation of trade unions, contrary to past practice. The lack of social cohesion regarding the policy direction of the government has had a (...)

The Niezalezny Samorzadny Zwiazek Zawodowy “Solidarnosc” (NSZZ SOLIDARNOSC) reported the dismissal of a shop steward at ADO factory located in the special economic zone of Legnica in March 2013 for having hung a union flag at the factory’s gate. The Polish National Forest company also sent a (...)

Since there is no law protecting the right to collective bargaining, unions are often not recognised for collective bargaining purposes. Employers bypass unions and bargain directly with individual employees and refuse to provide financial information about the company when they do engage in (...)

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