Uzbekistan: NGOs raise concerns about alleged confiscations of farmers’ land, poor working conditions, gender discrimination, use of hazardous pesticides, low pay, reprisals & threats to staff by Indorama; incl. company response
International civil society urges the Uzbek government and development banks to support the registration of the trade union in a joint statement released today, as workers organising the union are met with threats.
On March 19, 2021, 280 workers from the Indorama cotton plantations founded “Xalq Birligi” (Peoples’ Unity) in response to low wages and deteriorating working conditions in the transnational company, Indorama. It is the first time workers in Uzebekistan have formed a trade union outside of the state-controlled Federation of Trade Unions.