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Interference with right to strike

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Cambodia: 11 union leaders & land rights advocates arrested while asking for release of 23 others who were detained after crackdown on garment strike
Wall Street Journal, 21 Jan 2014

Fiji: Striking sugar union workers allegedly intimidated by managers, police & military
Radio New Zealand International, 7 Aug 2013

Cambodia: At least 23 workers injured after police use stun batons to end protest over wages at factory supplying Nike
Reuters, 28 May 2013

So. Africa: 10 injured after security guards fire rubber bullets at striking Lanxess miners - company says guards opened fire in self-defence
BBC, 21 May 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

So. Africa: 34 killed & at least 78 injured after police open fire on striking workers at Lonminmine
compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Aug 2012

International Organisation of Employers accused of undermining right to strike at ILO conference
Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), 6 Jun 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

Oman: Striking oil company workers subject to govt. repression, threats of military force
Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (Oman), 31 May 2012

Pakistan: Striking workers allegedly attacked by "armed men employed by factory owners"
Intl. Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation (ITGLWF), 15 Nov 2011

Kazakhstan: Strike leader attacked after police questioned him about his role in ongoing oil worker strike
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 27 Oct 2011

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

So. Korea: Companies sue workers for striking illegally - unions say legal strikes are “next to impossible”
Kim So-yon, Hankyoreh (So. Korea), 23 April 2011

Cambodia: Clean Clothes Campaign calls on fashion brands, retailers to urge suppliers to reinstate dismissed trade union leaders, 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
     Response to the report by International Organisation of Employers
     International Organisation of Employers, May 2011

So. Africa: Union says members shot with rubber bullets while protesting lock-out by Ali Baba Foods – includes company response
Dominique Swartz, Food and Allied Workers Union, 7 Oct 2008

UN Committee on ESC Rights expresses its concern about labour rights violations in Mexico - severe restrictions on trade union rights denounced
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), 23 May 2006

Cambodia: Trade union repression will tarnish foreign investors' image of the country, says an ICFTU report
Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), 20 Apr 2005

Indonesia condemned in new ICFTU report for record on labour & trade union right
Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), 27 Jun 2003
       full report: "Internationally-recognised Core Labour Standards in Indonesia"

       Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), 27, Jun 2003

Trade union victory in South Korea as union leader Dan Byung-Ho is released after allegedly being jailed for role in strike
Intl Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), 3 Apr 2003

Dem. Rep. Congo.: 9 trade unionists appealing 10 month prison sentences for trade union activity
Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), 1 Aug, 2002


Camboya: mayor represión sindical tras finalizar el sistema de cupos para el sector textil
Confederación Internacional de Organizaciones Sindicales Libres (CIOSL), 20 abril 2005

Se condena a Indonesia por violaciones a los derechos laborales
Confederación Internacional de Organizaciones Sindicales Libres (CIOSL), 27 junio 2003

El mundo condena las violaciones de derechos sindicales que se cometen en el Congo
Confederación Internacional de Organizaciones Sindicales Libres (CIOSL), 1 agosto 2002


Une vague internationale de condamnation contre des violations commises au Congo
Confédération internationale des Syndicats libres (CISL), 31 juillet 2002

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Cambodia: Protest at Factory for Nike

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ILO Conference: ITUC outraged at Employers attack on ILO system

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