Discrimination

Italy: Fiat loses lawsuit, ordered to hire 145 workers who are union members - union had argued Fiat discriminates against its members in hirings
Reuters
, 21 Jun 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

Cambodia: 200 workers protest outside Kwei Yang garment factory to demand reinstatement of 7 union leaders - company says dismissals unrelated to union activity
Tep Nimol, Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia)
19 Jan 2012

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

UK: Govt. watchdog rules 14 construction firms unlawfully blacklisted workers over trade union activities
Rob Evans, Guardian (UK), 4 Aug 2009

UK: Blacklisting of union members by companies to be outlawed
Rob Evans, Guardian (UK), 10 May 2009

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

UK: Asda fined £850,000 for discriminating against union members
BBC
, 10 Feb 2006

Committee on Freedom of Association's conclusions & recommendations in case against Poland re allegations that the govt. allowed Hydrobudowa-6 S.A. to discriminate against union members
Intl. Labour Organization (ILO), 9 Nov 2004

Guyana: Labour rights abuses, including anti-union discrimination
Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), 31 Oct 2003

UK: Activist “was unfairly demoted” for trade union activities
Dick Murray, Evening Standard (UK), 30 Sep, 2002

Discrimination and limited trade union rights on the menu for Australia’s workers
Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), 23 Sep 2002

UK: Employers in the UK are unlawfully allowed to discriminate against workers who want to join a union - European Court of Human Rights
BBC
, 2 Jul 2002

Ireland: Equity watchdog calls for extra safeguards to protect trade union members
Kathy Donaghy, Independent (Ireland), 4 Jun 2002

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21 June 2012

Fiat loses union case in long-running labour row [Italy]

Author: Philip Baillie & Antonella Ciancio, Reuters

The Fiom-CGIL union [Federazione Italiana Opeari Metallurgici-Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro] had said Fiat had excluded its members from recent hirings at the company's factory in Pomigliano...Italian law bans discrimination against...

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19 January 2012

Victory for Sinter Metal workers [Turkey]

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

Turkey’s Supreme Court handed down its final ruling, concluding that Sinter Metal, a global parts manufacturer, fired workers for joining the IMF affiliate, Birlesik Metal-IS. The struggle originated in December 2008, when all 378 Sinter Metal blue...

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19 January 2012

Workers strike after union leaders fired [Cambodia]

Author: Tep Nimol, Phnom Penh Post [Cambodia]

More than 200 workers protested outside…[Kwei Yang] garment factory in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district yesterday, demanding the factory’s recognition of a newly formed union and its reinstatement of seven union leaders who workers claim were...

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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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4 August 2009

Balfour Beatty among firms that bought information on workers [UK]

Author: Rob Evans, Guardian [UK]

Leading construction firms were named and shamed by an official watchdog for unlawfully blacklisting trade union activists…Balfour Beatty was prominent on the list of 14 companies published today by the information commissioner, Christopher Graham...

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10 May 2009

Blacklisting of union members by companies to be outlawed [UK]

Author: Rob Evans, Guardian [UK]

The government is to outlaw the use by companies of covert blacklists that have prevented trade unionists from getting work…Blacklisting re-emerged as a political issue in March when the information commissioner, Richard Thomas, closed down a private...

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29 June 2006

[PDF] Complaint [to OECD National Contact Point in Switzerland]

Author: Kanamichi Kumagai, President, National Confederation of Trade Unions (Zenroren); Kazuhisa Tsugawa, President, Hyogo Prefectural Confederation of Trade Unions; Yasuoki Sasaki, President of Central Executive Committee, Nestle Japan Labour Union (NJLU)

Nestle S.A. and Nestle Japan Ltd. are violating...provisions of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises [relating to Employment and Industrial Relations, Disclosure]... The rights of employees are not respected in Nestle Japan...Unfair...

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10 February 2006

Asda faces £850,000 tribunal cost [UK]

Author: BBC News

Supermarket giant Asda [part of Wal-Mart] discriminated against trade union members, an employment tribunal has ruled... The company was found to be in breach of trade union legislation and faces paying out £850,000 in total - up to £2,500 to each of...

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9 November 2004

Case(s) No(s). 2395, Report No. 337 (Poland): Complaint against the Government of Poland presented by the Independent and Self-Governing Trade Union NSZZ "Solidarnosc"

Author: Intl. Labour Organization

Allegations: the complainant alleges...acts of anti-union discrimination...[by] the management of the Hydrobudowa-6 S.A. company...The complainant also alleges that the Government and the judicial authorities have had an indulgent attitude towards...

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30 October 2003

Problems with Core Labour Rights in Guyana

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

The ICFTU report criticises Guyana’s lack of compliance with the eight ILO conventions referred to as "Core Labour Standards" [refers to anti-union discrimination, gender discrimination, child labour]

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