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Arrested union leader Vorn Pao speaks from prison
by Mirjam van Heugten published 11-03-2014 last modified 11-03-2014 10:57 — filed under: , ,
In December last year, violence against garment workers began after Cambodian unions called a national strike. Workers were demanding an increase in the minimum wage to USD 160 per month. As protests continued, the police and military responded with violence on January 2 and 3, killing at least 4 people and injuring almost 40. Among those who were arrested with violence is Vorn Pao, union leader of the Independent Democratic Informal Economy Association (IDEA). In February, he smuggled a letter out of prison.
Located in News / / 03 / 11
Victory: All 23 released from jail in Cambodia
by Mirjam van Heugten published 02-06-2014 last modified 02-06-2014 09:34 — filed under: , ,
On Friday 30th May, the court convicted and then released the 23 garment workers and unionists who were arrested during the violent crackdown of the wage protest in Cambodia last January. Their sentences were suspended after huge pressure from international campaign groups and unions.
Located in News / / 06 / 02
Join our action: Tell Bata to stop cut-and-run Sri Lanka
by Mirjam van Heugten published 15-12-2014 last modified 11-05-2015 13:33 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Bata admits to a cut-and-run after a conflict in one of the factories in Sri Lanka which made their shoes. One year ago, close to 200 workers were fired after they complained about not getting their salary increases. Join our action, tell Bata on facebook and rate Bata on their own rating page: http://on.fb.me/1sc8n9w
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Chinese Labour Rights activists still in prison
by Mirjam van Heugten published 31-10-2016 last modified 31-10-2016 10:19 — filed under: , , , , ,
We are calling for the release of Meng Han, Labour Rights Activist who was imprisoned by the Chinese government after his support for workers at a Chinese shoe factory led to a successful strike and negotiation with management. Brands sourcing from the Lide Shoe factory need to step in to ensure human rights are respected.
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