International unions

E-appeal: force WalMart to take responsibility

Tell Wal-Mart, Chong Won management, and the Philippines Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) that this continued violence against workers and flagrant trampling of workers rights will NOT be tolerated!

BJ&B garments closure threat

Action request to help workers at Nike/adidas plant

Haiti:

Anti-union dismissals at the brewery in Cap-Haïtien*
- 17 March 2007

E-appeal: oppose intimidation of trade union leaders in Sri Lanka

News from Labour Behind the Label: trade unionists intimidated and threatened
with abduction

Nike - leading the race to the bottom

Nike has told us it cares deeply about workers' rights...

Hy Vuthy, Cambodian Union Activist Murdered - Take Action!

On February 24, Hy Vuthy, president of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC) at the Suntex garment factory, was shot dead while riding his motorbike home after finishing his night shift at the factory, located in Phnom Penh's Dangkao districut.

Activists suspect that he was murdered for his union activity.

Read on for more info and follow the link to send an email of protest now!

Tell Coca-Cola to Act on Union Repression in Colombia

For years, workers in Colombia have demanded that Coke take responsibility for its role in the murder of union leaders. Last year, Coke announced that, instead of meeting the workers demands, they would participate in an "investigation". Read on form more info and to tell them to Act now!

Starbucks protest against union busting, London

10/03/2007 - 12:00pm
10/03/2007 - 2:00pm

Next Starbucks Picket Sat 10 March 12 noon at Cutty Sark Greenwich

Here is text of the leaflet we have produced for this.
SOLIDARITY WITH VICTIMISED STARBUCKS WORKERS
FIVE STARBUCKS WORKERS SACKED FOR FORMING A UNION

Union Victory in Turkish Garment Factory

Find below the good news from the union Teksif in the Paxar casein Turkey. On February 26th 2007 Teksif and Paxar Turkey signed a collective contract and protocol, including pay rises and official recognition for their union. Also the issue of the
dismissed workers has been dealt with. Thank you to all who sent emails or got involved in supporting the case.

E-appeal against raid on Iraqi unions

The independent Iraqi union movement, often under attack from the so-called 'resistance' has been raided by US and Iraqi state force.
Send a protest email...

Nicaraguan anti-sweatshop activist, Manchester

08/03/2007 - 5:30pm
08/03/2007 - 7:30pm

The Central America Women’s Network (CAWN) has invited Nicaraguan women’s rights activists Gladys Urtecho Cuadra and Noemí Flores Rivas from the women’s organisation Movimiento de Mujeres Trabajadoras y Desempleadas ‘Maria Elena Cuadra’ (MEC) to the UK in March 2007.

Solidarity with workers at Coca-Cola subsidiary

Latest on union struggle at Coca Cola plant in Haiti.

Uprising in Cochabamba

The movement against the far-right in Bolivia stepped up last month with a mass uprising in the nation's third city, Cochabamba, which dislodged the right-wing governor Manfred Reyes Villa and put forward the demand for genuinely democratic representatives...

Oaxaca: a discussion...

Andres Aullet, a lawyer involved in a Committee of Relatives of Political Prisoners of Oaxaca recently toured the UK speaking about the situation in Mexico. The tour was organised by No Sweat. Paul Hampton interviewed him.

End the repression in Oaxaca!

No Sweat activists accompanied Mexican activist-lawyer Andres Aullet on a protest at the Mexican embassy, London (16 February 07). Andres presented a file of petitions demanding an end to the repression in Oaxaca, southern Mexico.

Leafleting for Chinese workers' rights, London

18/02/2007 - 11:00am
18/02/2007 - 1:00pm

Leafleting with No Sweat for Chinese workers' rights at the Chinese New Year celebrations in London.
Meet 11am, on Sunday 18th February at Edith Cavell memorial, opposite National Portrait Gallery at the bottom of Charing Cross Road.

Supersized supermarkets: a Global dilemma, London

28/02/2007 - 7:00pm
28/02/2007 - 9:30pm

Speakers: Tony Juniper (FoE), Mireya Rodriguez (Costa Rican banana workers' union), Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Stacey Mitchell (US WalMart campaigner)
At the Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster

14 February: International protests against Burberry

The GMB union has organised co-ordinated international protests against Burberry on Valentines Day, 14 February.
Burberry says it is closing its unionised South Wales factory to move garment production to Chinese sweatshops.
Burberry has yet to give assurances that the two factories in Shenzhen in the Guangdong province of China where production is likely to be moved to will not employ child labour or use forced, prison labour.

Thanks for signing No Sweat's on-line Oaxaca petition

Your solidarity is appreciated.
Watch the site for details of protests and for dates of our forthcoming UK Oaxaca speaker tour.
Click here to get back to the Home Page: http://www.nosweat.org.uk/

Group 4 Securicor: at it again...

Last year Group 4 attacked Indonesian workers, this time it is Panama... Click here to send a protest email

Unilever in India: union fights illegal closure

Help Indian workers by reading their story and sending a protest email...

Human Rights Situation in Oaxaca, Mexico

Report on the situation in Oaxaca, Mexico, from Mexico Labor News. Plus time-line of the events in Oaxaca.

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