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Mauritius – learning to organize in the supply chain

2 June, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Mauritius met to discuss ways to organize in the garment industry supply chain.

Mauritian unions mobilize against increasing casualization of labor in the private sector

18 March, 2013In Mauritius, new employment legislation adopted in 2009 led to deregulation of the labor market and a massive expansion of contract work.

Living wages a major demand in Africa

22 October, 2014Campaigns are being developed in several African countries to push for living wages.

Ending migrant workers’ rights violations in Mauritius

27 June, 2019The paradise island of Mauritius hosts more than 45,000 migrant workers. Migrant workers’ rights violations are common in the country’s textile and garment sector supply chain, including exploitation by recruitment agencies in the countries of origin, like Bangladesh, Madagascar, Nepal and India.

Cleaners in Mauritius gain hard-earned victory

3 November, 2017Eight people on hunger strike in Mauritius shone a light on the starvation wages earned by cleaners of public schools in the country. Backed by massive local and international support, the union has managed to secure permanent employment for the workers in question.

Protecting workers’ rights during lockdown in Mauritius

16 April, 2020Trade unions in Mauritius are fearing a push-back from employers taking advantage of the pandemic to undermine workers’ rights and benefits.

MAURITIUS ACTIONS

9 October, 2012IndustriALL affiliate actions to STOP Precarious Work

Mauritian trade unions mobilize against anti-worker legislation

4 April, 2013The government of Mauritius last week presented to parliament regressive amendments to the Employment Rights Act and Employment Relations Act. The Bills have been denounced by the CMCTEU as a bolstering of the balance of power in favour of employers.

This is what exploitation looks like

3 November, 2014As the exploitation of garment workers in Mauritius comes under fresh scrutiny in a British newspaper, the reality is in fact worse than reported says IndustriALL Global Union. 

Union takes Mauritian employer to court after migrant worker dies

8 September, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Confederation des Travailleurs Secteurs et Prive (CTSP), is taking Fairy Textile to the industrial court for violating workers’ rights to health and safety and “gross negligence” after the death of a migrant worker who was denied sick leave.