Harassment & intimidation

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UNI Global Union submits instance to OECD natl. contact point in Spain to investigate alleged abuses of freedom of association by Prosegur in So. America
UNI Global Compact, 25 Nov 2013

Cambodia: 1,000 workers join striking colleagues at SL2 factory, alleging intimidation by army presence in factory - SL2 says worker walkout illegal

Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia), 20 Aug 2013

Cambodia: Union members at SL Garment Processing protest military presence in factory, allege intimidation; company shareholder says military is to protect workers
Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia), 15 Aug 2013

USA: Labour board issues complaint against United Natural Foods over alleged anti-union activity - company denies claims

Press-Enterprise (USA), 6 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

USA: Union files complaint with labour board alleging Boeing took surveillance photos of union members - company denies claims
Steve Wilhelm, Puget Sound Business Journal (USA), 3 Jan 2013

Walmart workers launch 1st ever strike - they demand end to retaliations against workers trying to organise -Includes company response
Amy Goodman, Southern (USA) 14 Oct 2012

Bangladesh: Thread factory Coats accused of "forcibly" detaining union leaders overnight
Alex Ivanou, Intl. Metalworkers' Federation (IMF), 22 Feb 2012

Brazil: Trade unions express concerns over "intimidation" of unionised workers by Vale's fertilisers branch - includes company response
Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), 13 Jan 2012

Indonesia: Striking Freeport mine workers face death threats & intimidation - includes company response
Setyo Budi, New Matilda (Australia), 19 Oct 2011

Cambodian trade union leader allegedly arrested in effort to disturb his union activities
Clean Clothes Campaign, 29 Jun 2011

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

Philippines: Worker rights violations, killings & threats to unions continue under new Aquino Govt, says commentary
Marya Salmat, Vox Bikol (Philippines), 3 Jan 2011

Pakistani trade union leader arrested following trade union activities at Inter Wood Furniture
Asia Pulse DataSources, 3 Jun 2009

US unions accuse FirstGroup of anti-union tactics at shareholders meeting; 50 complaints involving harassment & intimidation by FirstGroup’s subsidiary managers lodged with the National Labor Relations Board - firm denies allegations
Press Association & Intl. Brotherhood of Teamsters, 10 Jul 2007

Complaint to Swiss OECD NCP over allegations that Nestlé Japan, among other things, “mobilizes a large number of non-union employees to surround and threaten union members”
National Confederation of Trade Unions (Zenroren), Hyogo Prefectural Confederation of Trade Unions, Central Executive Committee, Nestlé Japan Labour Union (NJLU), 29 Jun 2006

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

"Play fair at the Olympics: Respect workers' rights in the sportswear industry"
Oxfam, 2004

Trade union victory in South Korea: release of union leader Dan Byung-Ho 20 months after sentence for “obstructing business”
Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), 3 Apr 2003

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UNI Global Union pide al punto nal. de contacto de la OCDE en España investigar alegaciones de abusos a la libertad sindical por parte de Prosegur en Suramérica
UNI Global Compact, 25 noviembre 2013

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

Brasil: Confederaciones obreras denuncian intimidaciones a trabajadores sindicalizados en rama de fertilizantes de empresa Vale – la empresa responde (en inglés)
La Confederación Sindical de Trabajadores/as de las Americas (CSA), 3 enero 2012

Colombia: Sindicato de trabajadores de Cerrejón condena y denuncia nuevas amenazas, hostigamientos y agresiones contra sus miembros y dirigentes sindicales – la empresa responde
SINTRACARBÓN (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria del Carbón), 30 abril 2011

[Français]

Victoire syndicale en Corée du Sud: libération du dirigeant Dan Byung-Ho qui était inculpé d’ « obstruction au bon déroulement des affaires »
Confédération internationale des syndicats libres (CISL), 3 avril 2003

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[PDF] UNI Global Union and Prosegur – Specific instance communication

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[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Prosegur to respond. Prosegur response provided] This dispute involves the actions of private security firm, Prosegur, concerning its operations in South America...In Latin America...Prosegur.....

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Author: Sean Teehan, Mom Kunthear, Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia)

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Labor: Moreno Valley warehouse charged with harassing union [USA]

Author: Jack Katzanek, Press-Enterprise [USA]

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Boeing-SPEEA: Union complains of unfair labor practices again [USA]

Author: Steve Wilhelm, Puget Sound Business Journal [USA]

One week before negotiations are scheduled to resume between Boeing and one of its biggest unions, the engineers union has filed another unfair labor practices complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. The Society of Professional Engineering...

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14 October 2012

Workers fight for justice, from Wal-mart to chipotle [USA]

Author: Amy Goodman, Southern [USA]

[scroll down page for Wal-Mart response and other material] Wal-Mart workers launched the first strike against the giant retailer in its 50-year history, with protests and picket lines…across 12 states. Many of these nonunion workers are facing...

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22 February 2012

Union leaders confined by factory managers in Bangladesh

Author: Alex Ivanou, Intl. Metalworkers' Federation

According to the report of the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation (ITGLWF) on the evening of 12 February 2012 President and General Secretary of the Coats Bangladesh Ltd. Employees Union went to the Coats Head Office…to try...

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21 January 2012
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Author: Notiagen [Colombia]

...[La] empresa Proservis Temporales despidió a 12 trabajadores de… Coca-Cola FEMSA [parte de FEMSA]…ocho de ellos afiliados al Sindicato Nacional del Sector Agroalimentario (Sinaltrainal)…todos los…que se habían sindicalizado durante…diciembre…menos a...

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13 January 2012

Brazil: Petrochemical Multinational Refuses to Negotiate with Union

Author: ITUC

The International Trade Union Confederation has joined with its Brazilian affiliated organisations…in expressing grave concern at the anti-union practices of the petrochemical firm VALE Fertilizantes in Araucaria…[because] the petrochemical industry...

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