Automobile

Mexico: Honda workers have right to join trade union of their choice, court rules
IndustriALL, 3 Feb 2014

USA: Nissan allegedly abuses workers’ rights to freedom of association at Canton plant in Mississippi
Derrick Johnson (Mississippi NAACP) & Lance Compa (international labour law scholar)
[PDF] Full report
[PDF] Nissan response

So. Korea: Hyundai Motor employee allegedly set himself on fire to protest against "suppression" of union workers, company denies "any improper conduct"
Hyunjoo Jin, Reuters, 09 Jan 2012

UK: Trade union accuses Honda of "union-busting" following revelation of internal documents - company says it is investigating
Dan Milmo, Observer (UK), 16 Oct 2011

US appeals court rules lawsuit against Daimler over alleged abuses against union workers during Argentine "Dirty War" can be heard in US court, includes allegations of “disappearances”
Jonathan Stempel, Reuters, 18 May 2011
      Bauman, et al. v. DaimlerChrysler Corporation, et al. - Opinion
      US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 18 May 2011

Argentina: In trials re military govt. in 1970s, former Mercedes-Benz worker says he witnessed detention & kidnapping of workmates/unionists, with the company's complicity
European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), Mar 2010

Argentina: Allegations against Ford for abuses during the military dictatorship (1976-1983)
Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, 2006-2007

Iran: Automobile factory worker arrested on and missing since 12 April 2005, and violent attack on premises of a union
Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), 10 May 2005

Argentina: DaimlerChrysler sued in USA over alleged role in disappearance, torture & presumed death of workers & union leaders
Pablo Bachelet, Reuters, 14 Jan 2004

DaimlerChrysler announces external inquiry into claims its subsidiaries handed over union activists to Argentina's military dictatorship
BBC, 28 Oct 2002

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