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Strengthening the digital capacity of IndustriALL affiliates

19 March, 2021The Covid-19 pandemic has forced workers around the world to find alternative ways to communicate, interact and work, becoming more reliant on digital solutions. As we have had to physically distance, union work and organizing have also become increasingly digital. To that end, IndustriALL has been active in strengthening affiliates’ digital capacity.

Haiti: unions demand return to democracy

12 March, 2021Unions in Haiti, the most unequal country in Latin America, are demanding a return to democracy and an end to human rights violations and union repression.

Global unions appeal to stop the breakdown of democracy in Haiti

5 March, 2021In a joint statement, the global unions declare their full support for the Haitian people in their efforts to restore democracy, the rule of law and respect for human and trade union rights, which are currently being put on hold by the self-proclaimed ruler of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse.

PROFILE: Haiti, fighting for members’ survival

22 January, 2021IndustriALL’s Haitian affiliate, the Groupement des Travailleurs (euses) du Textile pour la Réexportation d'Assemblage (GOSTTRA) was formed in 2012 with an ambitious agenda to organize garment workers and build union power. 

Haiti’s garment workers fighting for their livelihoods

27 August, 2020Tensions are rising in Haiti’s garment industry, where IndustriALL affiliate GOSTTRA reports that workers are struggling to survive in the midst of a deepening Covid-19 crisis.

Gildan Activewear continues to violate workers' rights in Haiti and Honduras

7 November, 2018One year ago, Gildan's supplier in Haiti unfairly dismissed union leaders and activists, including 13 members of IndustriALL affiliate GOSTTRA after a strike to demand an increased minimum wage. The fired workers have not been reinstated and have even been placed on a blacklist, meaning they are unable to feed their families and pay their rent.

Haitian government denounced at the ILO

1 June, 2018The Haitian government was denounced in the ILO’s Committee on the Application of Standards this week for its failure to to uphold international standards and national laws on working time and freedom of associaton.

Garment brands must step up to the plate in Haiti

22 March, 2018Clothing brands sourcing in Haiti have been urged to intervene to ensure their suppliers reinstate union leaders and activists unfairly dismssed last year after going on strike to demand an increase in the minimum wage.

Haiti textile workers denounce violations of ILO conventions

9 August, 2017Workers employed in the free trade export zones in Haiti have denounced violations of ILO Conventions 87 and 98 by Interamerican Wovens and Sewing International SA