Despite a court order in December directing the company to recognize the Kenya Petroleum Oil Workers Union (KPOWU), the company has dismissed over 30 workers immediately after they joined the union. The company has also outsourced the fuel pumps where the KPOWU represents the majority of the workers
26 senior executives and former employees of the Samsung Group have been sentenced to jail, while the company has been charged a minor fine for violating the country’s labor laws
In order for the workers to defend themselves under the current neo-liberal climate, there is an urgent need to repeal the restrictive 1990 act
Activists have asked the International Labor Organization to review the ongoing repression of workers in the country.
The management forced workers to resign from the union, and victimized union office bearers and workers through unilateral transfers and suspensions.
Workers claimed that the company has been protecting liable executives by either dismissing complaints against them as hearsay or by retaliating against employees by withholding pay, creating a hostile work environment or terminating them.
From terror plots to national security threats, political dissenters faced several charges and labels for raising their voice and questioning excessive power
This demand for unionization is bringing renewed attention to Tesla’s history of undermining workers’ rights and safety