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Guatemala trade unionist murder, human rights, Solidarity Center, Brenda Marleni Tambito Estrada

Guatemalan Union Leader’s Murder a ‘Cowardly Act’

The murder of Brenda Marleni Estrada Tambito, deputy coordinator of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Trade Union of Workers of Guatemala (UNSITRAGUA / HISTORICA), was a “cowardly criminal attack” according to the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) union leaders, who strongly condemned her murder in a letter to Guatemala President Jimmy Morales… [READ MORE]

Morocco, Ivory Coast, domestic workers, migrant workers, human rights, Solidarity Center

Domestic Workers See Gains, yet Struggle for Decent Work

Some 70 countries around the world have taken action to advance decent work for domestic workers in the five years since the International Labor Organization (ILO) adopted Convention 189, the standard covering domestic worker rights. The ILO passed Convention 189 on June 16, 2011, after a global coalition of domestic workers, led by the International… [READ MORE]

Bangladesh laundry workers, union, human rights, Solidarity Center

Bangladesh Laundry Workers Strike, Win Wage Boost

  • June 15, 2016
  • Jennifer Kuhlman

Laundry workers affiliated with the Bangladesh Independent Garment Workers Union Federation (BIGUF) at the Jeans Express Ltd. Washing Division factory in Chittagong, Bangladesh, successfully negotiated a collective bargaining agreement following a two-day strike in May. As a result of the strike, the 70 laundry workers won a 6 percent wage increase, improvements in leave, access to… [READ MORE]

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“A credible and successful governance system would ensure that ALL workers (including migrant and informal economy workers) are covered by labor and other legal protections,” said Neha Misra, Solidarity Center Senior Specialist on Migration and Human Trafficking.

Solidarity Center Executive Director Shawna Bader-Blau was one of four representatives of the human and worker rights community at a meeting called by U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) with members of the Administration and advocacy groups to press for strong enforcement of the senators’ amendment to end the importation of products… [READ MORE]

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