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Members of Kristal-Is at glassmaker company Düzce Cam have fought over four years for union recognition. We recall that in 2015 the Turkish Ministry of Labour issued an official document recognising Kristal-İş as the legitimate workers’ bargaining representative at Düzce Cam. However, instead of (...)

In the metal industry, many cases of union busting were registered in 2020. Employers resort to discriminatory and anti-union measures to avoid recognising unions. The most common tactic is to fire enough union members to bring the numbers below the recognition threshold. This is what happened (...)

Thirty-nine-year-old Zara Alvarez was shot dead on 17 August 2020. Alvarez was coordinator in Bacolod City for Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT). She was among the 600 individuals tagged as “terrorists” in the proscription case filed in Manila Regional Trial Court in 2018. Her name and photo (...)

Employees at SF Trade Leather have been fighting for their right to establish a union, with the help of industry union Deriteks, since 2015. The company has vehemently deterred all attempts to do so by harassing and bullying workers and by sacking 14 workers and offering their jobs back on the (...)

On 27 July 2020, the ruling party, ZANU-PF, convened a press conference in which the acting spokesperson, Mr Patrick Chinamasa, attacked and labelled the ZCTU a “Trojan Horse of the MDC-Alliance and a terrorist organisation together with the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition”, a civil society (...)

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