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Cambodia: NGOs allege violence & illegal dismissal of unionised workers at E-Garment factory, owned by Yee Tung and supplying major intl. brands - Includes responses by C&A, Dress Barn, Esprit, Marks & Spencer, Matalan, VF Corp., Yee Tung Garment
Workers Rights Consortium & Clean Clothes Campaign, Apr 2013

Deutsche Post DHL - re alleged anti-union activity (inlcuding dismissals) in Turkey - includes company responses and rejoinders from UNI & ITF
Aug 2012-Feb 2013

Elextrolux accused of locking up more than 100 workers at Thai factory & firing union representative - company denies claims
SvD Näringsliv (Sweden), 15 Jan 2013

Kraft responses re alleged anti-union activities in Egypt & Tunisia including dismissals of union representatives - includes company responses & rejoinder from Intl. Union of Food workers
compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Sep-Oct 2012

Lebanon: Spinneys accused of dismissing 2 employees for union activity - includes company response
Mohamad El Amin, Daily Star (Lebanon), 07 Sep 2012

Belize: Caribbean Court of Justice rules in favor of migrant banana workers fired for union activities by Mayan King company
Nadia Bernaz, Middlesex University in Rights as Usual, 11 Jul 2012

Oman: Striking oil workers dismissed for role in strike are reinstated but 3 human rights campaigners arrested during strike still detained
Gulf News, 3 Jun 2012

Turkish Airlines fires at least 150 personnel over slowdown strike; union says proposed legislation is a move "against universal, constitutional, and the most fundamental, workers’ right"
Today's Zaman, 29 May 2012

Turkey Supreme Court finds in favour of workers over claims Sinter Metal dismissed employees for joining union
Rainer Santi, Intl. Metalworkers' Federation (IMF), 19 Jan 2012

Samsung Everland fires union leader for leaking corporate information
Yonhap News (So. Korea), 18 Jul 2011

Striking oil workers fired In Kazakhstan
Radio Free Europe, 27 May 2011

So. Africa: Union accuses DHL of suspending manager because of union membership & intimidating workers who attempt to join unions – includes company response & rejoinders
Intl. Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), 6 May 2011

Cambodia: Clean Clothes Campaign calls on fashion brands, retailers to urge suppliers to reinstate 200 dismissed trade unionists, following recent strike
Clean Clothes Campaign, 21 Sep 2010

A Strange Case: Violations of Workers’ Freedom of Association in the United States by European Multinational Corporations
Human Rights Watch, 2 Sep 2010

Triumph dismissals in Philippines & Thailand alleged to be an attempt to get rid of unions - includes company response
Clean Clothes Campaign, 27 Jul 2009

US universities end contracts with Russell Corporation in response to the firm’s decision to close a unionized factory in Honduras; company gives other reasons for closing
New York Times, 23 Feb 2009

China: Local union alleges Ole Wolff Electronics factory dismissed workers for forming a union – includes company response
Peter Rasmussen, United Federation of Danish Workers, 21 Aug 2008

Colombia: Glencore accused of dismissing workers trying to form a union as well as two reported attempts on life of trade unionist from Glencore-licensed mine – includes company response
compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Aug 2007

Complaint to Swiss OECD NCP over allegations that Nestlé Japan discriminates against union members, including claims that union officers suffer unfair dismissals
National Confederation of Trade Unions (Zenroren), Hyogo Prefectural Confederation of Trade Unions, Central Executive Committee, Nestlé Japan Labour Union (NJLU), 29 Jun 2006

ILO raises concerns about treatment of trade unionists at Cambodian factory supplying UK retailers including Next, Debenhams, BHS/Arcadia - statements by the companies provided
Nick Mathiason & John Aglionby, Guardian (UK), 23 Apr 2006

Polish unions rally against anti-union harassment including dismissals for union activity at PepsiCo Frito-Lay - includes company response
Intl. Union of Food workers (IUF), 19 Jan 2006

Mining companies, Debswana (joint venture De Beers & Botswana Govt.) and BCL, violated ILO statutes when they sacked union members, says Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU)
Stryker Motlaloso, Mmegi (Botswana), 27 Oct 2005

Morocco: Anti-union actions by employers lead frequently to the dismissal of unionists
Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), 13 Jun 2003

Thailand: Sub-contractor of Samsonite reinstates workers and gives assurance it will not “interfere with trade union activities”
Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), 16 Sep 2001


Colombia: Organizaciones sindicales denuncian abusos laborales en Bavaria, filial de cervecera SabMiller - incluye la respuesta de Bavaria-SABMiller
Agencia de Información Laboral, Escuela Nacional Sindical (Colombia), 11 julio 2012

Colombia: 12 trabajadores de Proservis, contratista de Coca-Cola Femsa, despedidos por sindicalizarse; otros dirigentes del sindicato denuncian persecución – Coca-Cola Femsa responde
Notiagen (Colombia), 21 enero 2012

Colombia: Trabajadores denuncian que Caja de Compensación Colsubsidio despidió a 22 trabajadores por "tratar de conformar un sindicato" y acusó penalmente a 4 directivos - invitamos a la empresa a responder pero no lo hizo
Agencia de información laboral, Escuela Nacional Sindical, ENS (Colombia), 17 noviembre 2011

Guatemala: Sindicatos dicen que Grupo Tomza despidió a 12 empleados por ejercer su derecho a la libertad sindical - invitamos a la empresa a responder pero no lo hizo
Confederación Sindical Internacional (CSI), 8 junio 2011

Varias universidades de EE.UU. terminan contratos con Russell Corp., al afirmar que la empresa cerró su fábrica en Honduras después de que 750 trabajadores formaron un sindicato; Russell da razones diferentes del cierre
Associated Press, 24 febrero 2009

Perú: Trabajadores acusan de anti-sindicalismo al Grupo AJE; varios reciben cartas de predespido por reactivar sindicato

La República, 12 mayo 2008

Inobservancia general de las normas del trabajo en Marruecos
Confederación Internacional de Organizaciones Sindicales Libres (CIOSL), 13 junio 2003


Maroc: zéro de conduite sur toute la ligne en matière de normes du travail
Confédération internationale des syndicats libres (CISL), 13 juin 2003

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7 September 2012

Court to tackle Spinneys dismissal row [Lebanon]

Author: Mohamad El Amin, Daily Star [Lebanon]

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11 July 2012

Important Decision of the Caribbean Court of Justice on Labour Rights

Author: Nadia Bernaz, Middlesex University, in Rights as Usual

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3 June 2012

Oilfield strikers in Oman return to work

Author: Gulf News

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29 May 2012

Turkish Airlines fires 150 personnel over slowdown strike

Author: Today's Zaman

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Victory for Sinter Metal workers [Turkey]

Author: Rainer Santi, Intl. Metalworkers' Federation (IMF)

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