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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 (...)

Workers regularly face discrimination for union membership. For example, an active union member in the Coach Drivers Union has been dismissed by his employer. Two driving instructors of the Hong Kong School of Motoring were dismissed in January 2013 when they were about to form a union. They (...)

The Labour Department, which is responsible for investigating and prosecuting the violation of trade union rights, has only prosecuted four cases from 1997 to 2014. It argues that there has never been sufficient evidence to prosecute in other (...)

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