Sri Lanka - Sacked strikers still awaiting justice

In August 2015 a case was filed at the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, seeking reinstatement and compensation for workers sacked by Australian latex manufacturer Ansell. The company dismissed the 289 workers, mostly women, in December 2013, in a dispute over pay. Initially 11 workers were dismissed for trying to organise industrial action over low pay - which the profitable company wanted to reduce even further - long hours and appalling working conditions, after attempts at negotiation had failed. This prompted the remaining workers to go on strike. Those who did not respond to a return-to-work order were promptly dismissed, and many had not found work since.

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