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Batay Ouvriye #9

The following statement was put out by Batay Ouvriye (Worker’s Fight), the Autonomous Haitian Worker’s Movement. It is in regard to the ongoing struggle in Haiti between the workers and…

Garment workers in Haiti: text of press conference June 10

TEXTILE FACTORY UNION PLATFORM PLASIT-BO [original Kreyol version is below] Greetings to our Media Friends, radio, newspaper and television covering the Press Conference that PLASIT-BO is giving today. The objective…

Workers Shut Down SONAPI Industrial Park in Haiti, Demanding Wages

http://www.vantbefinfo.com/haitieconomietension-des-ouvriers-de-la-sous-traitance-reclament-le-respect-du-salaire-minimum/ A news report by Vant Bef Info, May 11, 2016. Translation by Google Translate, slightly edited [original French below]: 9:30 am Workers of subcontracting firms currently begin (9:30 am)…

Statement from garment workers in Haiti on May First

[Kreyol original is below] TEXTILE PLANT UNION PLATFORM PLASIT-BO (Textile Plant Union Platform – Workers Fight) TO COMMEMORATE MAY FIRST 2016, WE SAY: WE WON’T OBEY! MayDay is not “Day…

Garment workers in Haiti protest firing of strikers

Ouvriye Codevi kap pwoteste kont revokasyon yon gwoup ouvriye ki te nan yon mouvman grevis pou mande ogmantasyon sale yo. Workers at CODEVI (Free Trade Zone in Wanament) protest the…

Garment Workers Protest Nov/Dec 2015 in Port-au-Prince!

UPDATE:  On morning of December 9, 2015 garment workers in Port-au-Prince continue their protest against nonpayment of wages by the manufacturer. The Labor Minister came out to speak to them.…

Report from Batay Ouvriye (Workers Fight), Haiti

July 28 Events — Batay Ouvriye To mark the 100th Anniversary of the 1915 American occupation, at Batay Ouvriye, we either organized many activities or participated in some in various…

The Wage Struggle of Garment Workers in Bangladesh

Statement from Faiezul Hakim, President of the Bangladesh Trade Union Federation May 30, 2014 In Bangladesh, the garment workers are now very much class conscious. Especially, this has increased after…