IndustriALL Global Union condemns the attack on Óscar Arturo Orozco, president of the Caldas branch of the union central CUT and the electrical workers’ union SINTRAELECOL and calls on its affiliates to take solidarity action.
The attack took place when Óscar Orozco was driving home on the night (...)
In November 2013, the Minimum Wage Board announced a 77 per cent increase in minimum wages. This would result in a monthly salary of 5,300 taka (USD 68) for workers. However, employers argued they would not be able to implement this decision. On 11 November 2013, workers protested against (...)
On 12 November 2013, workers, employed at SL Garment, marched to the Prime Minister’s residence demanding better pay and working conditions. Heavily armed police responded by using live bullets and tear gas to disperse the marchers. A woman who was selling rice at the side of the road was shot (...)
In August 2013, employees of the Argentinian nuclear energy company (NASA), members of the Asociación de Trabajadores del Estado (ATE), asked to be present as a trade union at the negotiating table. They also accused the company of discrimination, as by excluding the ATE from the negotiations, (...)
When the workers formed a trade union one year ago in response to the abuses to which they were subjected, including non-payment of the minimum wage, the company made their life a misery. It transferred their leaders to very hot workplaces, exposed to the sun and without access to water; forced (...)