Workers of the Heavy Equipment Production Company were protesting in Arak, Iran, when security forces unleashed brutal force on them. The main demand of workers was the release of their pending wages, along with ending the privatization of state-owned companies.
The government has recently announced revisions in the minimum wages for 73 categories of scheduled employees. However, garment workers were excluded from this list
As many as 257 workers died in the fire at the Ali Enterprises factory in Karachi. Workers struggled for six years to get compensation and to this day, labor under hazardous working conditions
At least 15 workers have been killed in different accidents in the ship breaking industry in Bangladesh this year. The incidents reveal the lack of government supervision and negligence by employers.
Workers have called on the Myanmarese government to enforce a recently passed legislative amendment regarding labor disputes. They also demanded the reinstatement of two terminated union leaders, along with the recognition of worker’s right to form a union.
The call for the demonstration was given by OZ KOVO labor union, a Slovakian affiliate of IndustriAll. The union and the Communist Party of Slovakia said that while productivity levels matched that of Europe, workers’ wages lagged far behind
There is still no clarity about the fate of as many as 20 workers who were arrested in the Zhanaozen region in February following protests by trade unions. Persecution of trade unions and their leaders has increased in recent years in Kazakhstan,
Unions in Bangladesh have asked the government to intervene in false cases against thousands of workers arrested and fired from their jobs for participating in the December protests.
After the enactment of a new penal code in January, it is no longer an offense to employ staff without signing a contract or for an employer to refuse to engage in collective bargaining. Employers can also illegally dismiss employees who are members of elected representative bodies of employees
According to local reports, the companies have forced many senior employees to resign, presumably to avoid paying higher wages and social security benefits. Earlier, over 5,000 employees had been arrested for taking part in protests in January
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
Over 5,000 workers were dismissed for taking part in protests, demanding higher wages earlier this month. The workers had pointed out that even after the government announced a hike, they were still living on poverty wages.