Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Annual Survey of Trade Union Rights -ICFTU Published for 2006

The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) Annual Survey of Trade Union Rights. 2006

The Bush Administration continued its efforts to undermine freedom of association and collective bargaining in the USA, helping to ensure that union-busting remained rife. One of the most notorious anti-union employers in the US, WalMart, spread its practices into Canada. Several provinces in Canada also took further steps to weaken workers’ rights. In common with other regions, systematic violations of workers’ rights in export processing zones was a prominent feature in Mexico and the Dominican Republic in particular, with multinational companies profiting from low wages and exploitative working conditions, especially in supply chains in the textiles and metals sectors.

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