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31 October, 2013
In Burkina Faso, IndustriALL affiliate, the Fédération Nationale des Travailleurs du Textile, de l'Habillement et du Cuir – FNTTHC, took action against precarious work in SOFITEX, one of the largest companies in the textile sector in Burkina Faso.
SOFITEX employs more than 4,000 workers and 2100 are seasonal and work in precarious conditions with temporary contracts of 5 months. In addition 1,000 workers employed through an external agency work without a contract or a decent salary.
The FNTTHC has sent a list of demands to the company requesting enter into meaningful negotiation with the worker representatives and to regularize the growing number of precarious workers in SOFITEX.