Jordania - Unionists beaten for helping migrants (2010)

Some 130 Sri Lankan female workers from the Al.Masader / Mediterranean Factory in the Al Dulayl QIZ (EPZ) went on strike on 1 March in protest against being forced to live without heat, hot water or electricity. As management had refused to solve the problem, a local union set up a team of 10 representatives to resolve the dispute. However, a group of organised men beat one of the union activists, threatening to throw him from the dormitory roof unless he agreed to not meet with the female workers again. A complaint was made against the gang but police refused to intervene. The unionists finally arranged a resolution and workers returned to work on 8 March. There have been similar reports of organised gangs who threaten workers and try to destabilise the relationship between the union and the workers.

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