Workers in Trexta Company in Turkey are forced to work long hours, without sufficient health and safety measures and workers can not get their legal right of severance pay. Between August and 12 November 2011 members and on 15 February 2012, 3 union members were dismissed because of their union work and membership. Other workers have been known to receive warnings by management not to join the union.
In many Asian societies, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is generally understood as being no more than corporate-run community development projects to compensate for social and economic injustices. Most of such projects, like constructing schools and health care centres, have been effectively hegemonic, providing strong legitimacy and extensive license to corporations to sustain the exploitation of the human and natural resources in many countries.
Sanda Kan Industrial Ltd is a company owned by the Hong Kong based Kadar Group. In Sanda Kan, there are over one thousand employees and it produces train models for famous international toy brands, including Tomy and Microace in Japan, Hornby in Germany and Bii in the US.
This is a joint statement on universial social security from the participants of “Sub regional workshop on Movement Building towards Social Security for All” consisting of 17 labour organizations, trade unions from Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam
The map presents case studies from various countries in Asia on strategy of organizing informal workers and collective bargaining. The collective bargaining here refers to a process wherein the informal workers are able to constitute some form of political power. This includes a process of creating and recreating social solidarity among workers from various and diverse sectors, creating representational space and identifying targets for collective bargaining. Most of the case studies presented here are based on Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC) work with various partners in Asia.
Regional initiatives on collective bargaining and organizing strategy is a platform sharing initiated by Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC) for groups in Asia to exchange experiences and skills in organizing and designing the strategy of collective bargaining. Brief summary of this sharing will be regularly updated here :Google Map on Collective Bargaining in Asia