Workers had begun a sit-in strike underground in Lanxess’s Rustenburg mine on February 17 against various issues, including sexual harassment and the exploitation of contract workers at the mine
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.
Women all across India have been protesting against the Supreme Court’s decision to declare the Chief Justice, Ranjan Gogoi, innocent in a case of sexual harassment without a fair and thorough investigation.
Reports of rampant sexism at Riot began surfacing in late 2018 when a number of employees came forward, alleging that the company fostered a culture of casual misogyny and harassment.
On November 2016, an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) found that the company had underpaid around 6,000 of its employees to the tune of AUD 3.6 million (USD 2.5 million).
Among the other demands of the workers from 25 hotels are pensions, job security, sick day leaves and protection from racial discrimination and sexual harassment