5+ – No guarantee of rights due to breakdown of the rule of law
The ITUC Global Rights Index


The ITUC affiliate in Yemen is the General Federation of Worker’s Trade Unions of Yemen (GFWTUY).

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Employer resistance to organising and bargaining30-11-2009

Many private sector employers do not allow their workers to organise. In both the public and private sector, many trade unions are not allowed to negotiate collective agreements. Strikes do occur however. For example, following negotiations with the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate, an affiliate of the International Journalists Federation (IFJ), in early 2009, the government agreed to a pay rise and improved contracts for 2010. The agreement came after a partial strike strike The most common form of industrial action, a strike is a concerted stoppage of work by employees for a limited period of time. Can assume a wide variety of forms.

See general strike, intermittent strike, rotating strike, sit-down strike, sympathy strike, wildcat strike
of journalists working in four media groups who had observed a work stoppage of one hour per day for one week.

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