HUNGER STRIKE: Day 3 Avery Dennison Workers in Bangalore, India

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4733/25312691708_d461eb0e83_n.jpgWorkers at Avery Dennison Pvt. Ltd. in Bangalore, India have now been on a hunger strike for 3 days to protest the inhumane working conditions in their factory. Workers at the factory have been paid below minimum wage illegally for years and were forced to work on short-term contracts, despite working consistently for years, working alongside permanent workers but not allowed the same benefits for the same work. 

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GATWU Workers on Hunger Strike to Protest Avery Dennison Discrimination!

Man stands in front of Avery Dennison factory with a sign calling on management to stop worker discriminationOn Monday, December 18th, Avery Dennison workers in Bangalore, India refused food and went on a hunger strike in their factory, taking action to resist anti-worker mistreatment by management!

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Deriteks Sendikası Completed Collective Bargaining Negotiations with H&M Supplier!

Congratulations to League member Deriteks Sendikası for successfully coming to a collective bargaining agreement with KT Deri, an H&M supplier!

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Union League Holds Americas Regional Meeting in Honduras

The International Union League for Brand Responsibility held its regional meeting for Americas League members in San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras at the end of November 2017. The meeting was a successful three days of connecting our struggles and strategizing for a strong start to 2018!

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Philippines: Call for Support Against Duterte Government’s Crackdown and Killings of Workers, Labor Organizers and Human Rights Defenders in the Philippines!

** CALL TO ACTION **

20 workers and labor organizers have been killed under the US-Duterte regime.

Workers and labor organizers who were victimized by extra-judicial killings are Merly Valguna and Dorie Mallari Ariel Diaz, Edilberto Miralles, Orlando Abangan, Joel Lising, Alexander Ceballos, Wenceslao Pacquiao, Renato Anglo, Orlando Eslana, Glenn Ramos, Pepito Tiambong, Jerson Bito, Ariel Gelbero, Gaggil Jama, Jemar Jama, Radzmie Jama, Francisco Guevarra, Reneboy Magayano, and Edwin Pura.

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Timberland Wages Harassment Campaign Against Union Leader!

Workers at a Timberland supplier in the industrial zone Zona Franca Industrial PISANO de Santiago de los Caballeros have been organizing with FEDOTRAZONAS for the last 4 years. 

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Resist Duterte’s fascism, State Terrorism, and Creeping Dictatorship!

The Union League stands in solidarity with member Kilusang Mayo Uno in the Philippines standing up to US-backed Duterte's increasingly fascist actions! From KMU:

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May Day 2017: Union League Members Around the World Continue the Struggle!

Philippines

 

Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU)

Protesters carry a sign over a bridge, blocking it for May Day and wearing red

 KMU held a 3-day event to commemorate May Day. Members of KADAMAY, an affiliate of KMU, march from the province and went to the capital of the Philippines on April 29, 2017 to underscore the need for public housing. On April 30, KMU led a protest action during the ASEAN meeting held in Manila, Philippines. On May 1, KMU led a 100,000 strong rally across the Philippines, with 40,000 gathered in the capital Manila. The main issues raised during the events were the need for a National Minimum Wage of ~15USD/day, an end to contract work and better public service, including public housing.

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Nicaragua: Brutal Police Repression of Workers at SAE-A Technotex

On June 27, union leaders protesting contaminated drinking water and the refusal to negotiate with the union at SAE-A Technotex in Nicaragua were fired by management and forcibly taken out of the factory by riot police.

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India: 350,000 Workers Protest New Social Security Policy and Win!

Workers crowd the streets shutting down traffic. 350,000 garment workers, mainly women from Bangalore, Mandya, Ramanagar, and Mysore districts, walked out of their factories to protest the new EPF/Social Security policy of Indian Central Government April 18th and 19th and forced the government to accept their demands!
 
The protests began in a Shahi Group factory where League member Garment and Textile Workers Union (GATWU) in Bangalore has significant membership. Despite the difficulties for workers to form factory unions in Bangalore, leading to only around 3% union density for the around 600,000 garment workers, a huge majority of workers joined the protests that began the morning of April 18th to protest the government's policy changes. By the evening of April 19th, the government was forced to give in to the workers' demands and rescind its EPF policy in an history victory for Bangalore women garment workers the Central Indian Government!
 
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