Unions are opposing the federal government’s decision to privatize the Water and Power Development Authority of Pakistan, claiming that it will result in an increase in power tariffs
Protesters demonstrated demanding fundamental rights such as education, health, housing, employment and decent pensions.
The mass resignation of the workers was due to severe exploitation and also physical abuse by the bosses and the police.
In this episode, we look into the police attack on workers in South Africa’s Durban city, the case of privacy activist Ola Bini and the resistance movement of potato farmers in India.
An agreement between the company and the unions broke the deadlock in negotiations that had been persisting since February after the former introduced cost-cutting measures.
The workers in two of the Nien Hsing’s six factories demand the creation of a separate fabric and paper mill sector, the activities of which are wrongly classified under garment sector, which has the lowest pay.
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).