Workers in this Eastern European country face discrimination, forced labor and crackdown on protests. Hunger Striking Workers Jailed for Protesting Wrongful Dismissal Continues. This follows labor laws introduced by President Lukashenko that prohibit agricultural and forestry workers from leaving their jobs at will, which the president himself compares to servitude. China is in the top ten for widespread cases of abuse, workers employed in precarious jobs and lack of due process in the country.
Strikes and pickets are illegal and workers who participate in any of them face threats and harassment from both employers and. There is also widespread discrimination and the possibility of being arrested for raising your voice. Colombia is the world capital of trade unionist murders, with 22 dead in the last 12 months alone. The figure would have been higher if it had succeeded in two assassination attempts on would-be motorcycle killers who shot notable union leaders.
Colombian workers also suffer discrimination and their collective bargaining is undermined. Egypt can be a difficult place for workers with its cases of police brutality, mass arrests, kidnappings and assassination attempts. In June of last year, 500 workers at a national steel company protested an unpaid premium that had been promised to them with a two-hour strike. The company retaliated by calling the police and suspending 16 workers, many of whom were trade unionists.
The media recently reported that Egypt has criminalized the strike and will penalize striking workers by forcing them to retire. The Middle East and North Africa were found to be the worst region in the world, with Gulf countries, especially Saudi Arabia, accused of exposing migrant workers to exploitation and serious physical and psychological abuse “similar to forced labor and slavery”. Corporate interests are taking precedence over workers' interests in the global economy, with 60% of countries excluding entire categories of workers from labor legislation, undermining fundamental democratic rights. Corruption is also a problem, and nearly half of the Syrian workforce of 5 million people is unemployed, according to a United Nations report that warned that the country's economy is heading for ruin.
Compared to other countries in the region that are known to offer hundreds of days of leave, Belgium only allows three months of maternity leave and ten days of paternity leave. According to a new report by the International Trade Union Confederation, workers in the worst countries for workers face these and other threats every day for basic rights such as sick leave, fair remuneration and humane working conditions. The report points to an increase in the number of countries that have denied or restricted freedom of expression. According to a new report by the International Trade Union Confederation, workers in the worst countries for workers face these and other threats every day for basic rights such as sick leave, fair remuneration and humane working conditions.
While work on the Chinese operations of IBM, Pepsico, Nike, Adidas and Walmart has been idle because of this year's labor protests, some experts say communist leaders are only enduring strikes in the hope of rebalancing a slowing economy. While work on the Chinese operations of IBM, PepsiCo, Nike, Adidas and Walmart has been idle because of this year's labor protests, some experts say communist leaders are only enduring strikes in the hope of rebalancing a slowing economy. While workers were subjected to violence in 51 countries and suffered arbitrary arrests and detentions in 61 countries, their access to justice was denied or restricted in 72 percent of countries. China is known for its low wages and labor laws that prohibit independent unions and limit the right to strike.
The number of countries where workers are exposed to physical violence and threats increased by 10 percent (from 52 to 5) and include Colombia, Egypt, Guatemala, Indonesia and Ukraine. Governments and employers have restricted workers' rights through violations of collective bargaining and the right to strike, have excluded workers from unions by preventing the registration of unions in several countries. The situation of violations is particularly serious in Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Turkey and Zimbabwe, which this year's report ranks as the most dangerous countries for workers. Finally, the lowest absolute rating was given to countries, all in the Middle East and Africa, where there is no guarantee of rights due to conflict and breaches of the law.
Corruption is also a problem, and nearly half of the five million Syrian workers are unemployed, according to a United Nations report that warned that the country's economy is in ruins. . .