Three weeks have passed since five union leaders of plantation workers of ATG Ceylon company in Sri Lanka were dismissed on charges of organizing a blood donation camp without prior permission from their employer
The agreement between the unions and the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon stipulated only a 40% wage hike. Workers under the banner of the One Thousand Movement are demanding a 100% hike, which would take their salaries to USD 5.61
Hundreds working in the rubbery industry went on an indefinite strike demanding the five union leaders be reinstated. The leaders were involved in an arbitration process
“We understand that capitalism is the main source of inequality and that many forms of violence emerge from these inequalities.”
Over 60 peasant women leaders from 20 different countries across the globe joined the Global Meeting of Women Articulation, organized by La Vía Campesina.
The ‘Global Meeting of Women Articulation’, participated by peasant women leaders from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, aims to reflect on different challenges faced by peasant women and women in general.