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11 September 2019

Turkey: glassworkers of Okan Group on strike over long-standing union busting

Glassworkers have been on strike at the Okan group’s Düzce Cam factory in the town of Düzce, northwest Turkey since July 26. The workers have been involved in a four-year struggle for the Kristal-Iş union to be recognized by the company....

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9 September 2019

Kenya: Rise of online electoral campaign platforms make it hard for govt' to control misinformation & hate speech

Author: Otieno Otieno, The EastAfrican (Kenya)

"Rise of online campaign platforms tests Kenya’s anti-hate watchdogs"...

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8 September 2019

Malaysia: High Court dismisses Malaysia Airline case vs. union leader; rules that public statements about workers' rights are protected

Author: V Anbalagan, FreeMalaysia Today

"Landmark High Court decision against Malaysia Airlines empowers union leaders," 04 September 2019...

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2 September 2019

Hong Kong: Concerns raised over Cathay Pacific’s responsibility to respect employees’ rights amidst ongoing protests

In August, "Cathay Pacific Airways…said it had sacked a pilot who was arrested and charged over clashes between police and anti-government protesters in Sheung Wan on July 28. Another cockpit crew member…who was revealed…to have been suspended for...

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2 September 2019

Kenya: Ethiopian Airlines accused of rejecting passenger with disability; company apologises

Author: Muia Joseph, Citizen Digital (Kenya)

"Ethiopian Airlines accused of rejecting passenger with disability at JKIA"...

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29 August 2019

Cathay Pacific whistle-blowing policy urging staff to ‘speak up’ under spotlight as Hong Kong employees fear possible reprisals for support of anti-government protests

Author: Danny Lee & Sum Lok-kei, South China Morning Post

In an internal memo… Cathay Pacific Airways has reminded its staff about its policy to speak up and act as “whistle-blowers” as a climate of fear grows among the airline’s employees about possible reprisals for their activities on social media…...

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29 August 2019

Hong Kong airline Cathay Dragon fires flight attendant union chief amid pressure from China

Author: Kris Cheng, Hong Kong Free Press

Airline Cathay Dragon has fired the chair of its flight attendant union Rebecca Sy after she allegedly posted messages of support for Hong Kong protesters on Facebook......

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27 August 2019

Cambodia: The Court of Appeal upholds the conviction and sentences of former Mother Nature organisation activists

Author: Long Kimmarita, The Phnom Penh Post

"Court upholds sentences of Mother Nature activists", 26 August 2019...

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23 August 2019

Fiji: Trade unions will continue to fight for permit to hold protest on labour rights

Author: Radio New Zealand

"Fiji unions to continue fight for protest permit", 13 August 2019...

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21 August 2019
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Author: Nádia Pontes, Deutsche Welle Brasil (Brazil)

"’Não podemos nos calar’, diz ex-diretor do Inpe sobre censura”, 17 de agosto de 2019...

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