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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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Author: Agencia de información laboral, Escuela Nacional Sindical, ENS [Colombia]

…la Caja de Compensación Familiar Colsubsidio despidió a 22 trabajadores que…formaron un sindicato…[y] denunció penalmente a 4 de sus directivos…[Un] juez…determinará…[si] los directivos sindicales…pueden ir a la cárcel…Los trabajadores despedidos...

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18 July 2011

Samsung Everland fires union leader for leaking corporate information [So. Korea]

Author: Yonhap News [So. Korea]

Samsung Everland…said Monday that it has fired a worker for leaking sensitive corporate information less than a week after employees set up a trade union. The company, which is an affiliate of Samsung Group…said Cho Jang-hee, the vice chairman of the...

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8 June 2011
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Author: Confederación Sindical Internacional

Según la información recibida por la CSI, a pesar de las prohibiciones emitidas por el Juez de no poder despedir a ningún trabajador, TOMZA inició los despidos el 28 de mayo, llegando a despedir un total de 12 trabajadores. [Invitamos a Grupo Tomza a...

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27 May 2011

Striking Oil Workers Fired In Kazakhstan

Author: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

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6 May 2011

Anti-union "purge" at DHL in South Africa

Author: International Transport Workers Federation

[W]orkers…at DHL in South Africa are being subjected to intimidation for attempting to join a union…the harassment began when a manager was suspended for belonging to the ITF-affiliated South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu). The...

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21 September 2010

Press Release: Cambodian Trade Unionists Locked Out After Mass Strike

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is asking fashion brands sourcing from Cambodia to ensure that over 200 factory unionists that have been unfairly dismissed are immediately reinstated in their factories...Last week thousands of workers…started a strike of...

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2 September 2010

Tesco's US operation accused of bullying staff

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27 July 2009

'Triumph' dismissals in Asia attempt to get rid of unions [Philippines, Thailand]

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

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24 February 2009
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Author: Associated Press

La Universidad de Michigan anunció el lunes la rescisión de su contrato con la fábrica de ropa Russell Corp. al afirmar que la empresa se ha negado a respetar los derechos laborales en una planta en Honduras. Russell cerró su fábrica en...Choloma en el...

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23 February 2009

Michigan Is the Latest University to End a Licensing Deal With an Apparel Maker [USA]

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

The University of Michigan announced on Monday that it was ending its apparel licensing agreement with the Russell Corporation [subsidiary of Fruit of the Loom, part of Berkshire Hathaway], becoming the 12th university to do so in response to the...

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