Somyot on trial

Somyot's trial will be held  from 18 April onwards. The hearings will be held in Criminal Court of Bangkok. If you are planning come to Bangkok to observe the trial, or to send a solidarity message, please email the support committee at: freesomyot@gmail.com

Violations of workers’ rights in MAS DAF Turkey continue

Call for solidarity with Turkish colleagues regarding protest rallies this week.

Condamnation of the acts of the Atlantic Breeder Company/Monsanto Group for seed production in Morocco

Trade Union Statement:

The regional section of the National Federation for the Agricultural Sector (FNSA), affiliated to the trade union confederation UMT, strongly condemns the dismissal of Mr. Hassan Azizi, cadre/breeder and team leader at the Agadir site of the company, after the creation of a trade union branch of FNSA at the plant.

Samsung workers in Mexico on hunger strike - Solidarity needed

Four female workers, unfairly fired and victims of workplace abuse, have caged themselves and sewn their lips shut as they launch a hunger strike and one threatens to burn herself alive in a dramatic protest against the multinational corporation Samsung. We ask all organizations to declare their demands through the sending of communiqués!

Birlesik Metal Is decided to go to strike at 33 companies!


Birlesik Metal-Is Members are calling international trade union movement to support their struggle and to be in Solidarity with their strike!

BKDP statement on presidential elections and violation of human rights

STATEMENT of the Council of Trade Union Association of Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BKDP)

Minsk, 21 December 2010

The Council of Trade Union Association of Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions expresses its deep concern about events that have taken place during and after the Presidential elections on December 19-20 in Minsk. We are indignant at massacre and reprisals, committed by security forces at the Independence Square in Minsk on 19 and 20 December against many of the participants of the rally which was attended by dozens of thousands of people. The motives causing brutal beatings and violence against human beings can neither be explained nor excused.

Belarus: Nationwide tragedy against the background of speachless silence of the regime

The BKDP Council made a statement in connection with deaths of workers, who perished in a blast occurred at “Pinskdrev” Furniture Company on October 25. The nationwide tragedy has happened but the regime is keeping speechless silence.

Seminar ‘Youth, the trade union movement, and politics in Brazil’

Seminar ‘Youth, the trade union movement, and politics in Brazil’
With participation of Brazilian trade union activists
Sunday 7 November 2010 between 15:00 – 18:00
De Wittenstraat 25, Amsterdam

Urgent Alert: Mexican Auto parts workers assaulted at Johnson Controls factory


On August 16, 2010, thugs entered a plant owned by Johnson Controls in Puebla, Mexico, and assaulted them, according to reports, "with sticks and stones, leaving many injured."  Two of the members of the Executive Committee of the newly formed union at the plant, Cándido Barreucos and Vigilio Melendez, were beaten in a company office and forced to sign letters of resignation, reportedly at gunpoint.  They are currently in a hospital with severe injuries. 

Belarus Promoting Foreign Investment but Violating Workers’ Rights (ITUC)

Brussels, 27 April 2010 (ITUC OnLine): Although the government of Belarus is continuing to engage in widespread and significant violations of workers’ rights, that has not stopped it organising a high-profile event with the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on 27-28 April 2010 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva – Belarus Investment Days – aimed at attracting potential foreign investors to Belarus by enabling them to engage in meetings at the highest level with Belorussian officials.

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