Sri Lanka Workers Wage Hunger Strike for Justice at Work

Some 400 workers at a factory in Sri Lanka have been on strike for more than two months, and two workers are waging a hunger strike to protest the firing of five union leaders.

Workers say women have been subject to sexual abuse and other forms of gender-based violence at work, yet management is protecting the perpetrators, who continue to be employed.

“We’ve tolerated this for long enough,” says union member Layangani Rukmali. “We are demanding the employer give us justice!”

Rukmali details the workers’ struggle in the video below.