Labour rights

Pakistan: Five Unionists Arrested and Office Demolished

16 April 98 the District management supported by police force demolished the All Pakistan Trade Union Office. The office is located at 114 – Gulberg Road, Industrial Area, Kashmir Road, Gulberg, Lahore. No warning was given by the police. Police aggressively attacked the workers and beaten them when they try to stop the demolition. The […]

SRI LANKA: Sky Sports Lanka Dispute

Dear Friends, Once again thank you for your support, solidarity and actions on the Sky Sport Lanka appeal. Unfortunately this matter is still a long way from resolution, but workers are continuing to fight on. This press release which we are about to issue should update you on the most recent developments. We are planning […]

SOUTH KOREA: Immigration service ordered union leader to leave for his activity

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Migrants Trade Union (MTU) regarding the visa cancellation and deportation order by March 7, 2011 of the president of the MTU Mr. Michel Catuira, allegedly based on his activities for the union. The migrant workers working at the MTU have continued […]

PHILIPPINES: Twenty six workers and union leaders illegally dismissed in Negros

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal about the illegal dismissal of 26 workers and union leaders of a retail company when union leaders successfully won the election replacing officers allegedly appointed by the company in Negros. The newly elected officers were supposed to represent the rank and […]

PHILIPPINES: Thirty one hospital employees illegally terminated for demanding minimum wage and other rightful benefits

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal from a labour union of hospital employees, the Bacolod Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital Employees Union (BOLMSHEU), regarding the illegal termination of 31 of their officers and members. The hospital, the Bacolod Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital, illegally terminated the employment […]

PHILIPPINES: Workers on strike prevented food, water and power supply by their Japanese employer in Binan, Laguna, Luzon

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) – Luzon, a human rights non-government organization, regarding the plight of the workers employed by a Japanese-owned export firm who are presently on strike in Biñan, Laguna, Luzon. It was reported that […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Sri Lanka): Over 300 workers in Jaela fight for labour rights

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal from the Human Rights Circle in Ekala, Jaela, Sri Lanka regarding over 300 workers who were unlawfully dismissed after two separate factories closed down without following legal procedures. The two factories are Orex Factory and Jewel Arts International. It is reported that both […]