Thursday, July 18, 2013
Cambodia is backsliding in efforts to improve working conditions in its garment industry, the International Labour Organisation said today, following a series of strikes at factories producing western-brand clothing.
Gerdau-Diaco dismissed one of their employees, Luis Cruz, on 5 July. Cruz has chained himself to the factory gates at the Duitama plant in protest at the company’s action. He is legally protected against dismissal because of a workplace accident he suffered in 1994.
Signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will see an increase in the cost of medicines, an MP said today.
Perjanjian Perkongsian Trans-Pasifik (TPPA) mempunyai tujuan lain supaya negara yang kuat dapat mengawal yang lebih lemah dan boleh dibandingkan dengan penggunaan kekuatan tentera, kata bekas perdana menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
The leading 20 nations in the world must work together, and quickly, to boost policies for jobs, the job market and social safety nets, the OECD and International Labour Organisation warned on Wednesday.
Young people are in a particularly tight spot when trying to get their first job, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the ILO stressed.
NAIROBI; KENYA: The Kenya National Union of Teachers ( Knut) has called of teachers’ strike hours after the Government had closed primary schools indefinitely.
Workers who are members of Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) at West Bengal warehouses exclusively contracted by PepsiCo are fighting for fairness and justice in the face of mass dismissals as a result of exercising their right to join a union. 162 workers out of 170 have been brutally fired. Furthermore PepsiCo is using labour contractors that are not officially licensed (something that is mandatory). Workers are therefore not paid the current minimum wages set since January 1, 2013 and no social security payments are made for them as required by law.
Send a message to PepsiCo Chief executive officer, Indra Nooyi demanding an end to these brutal attacks and calling on the company to respect the freedom of association, workers’ rights and working conditions in India.
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