The garment workers continue their struggle and sacrifice to not back down for their demands up against heavy repression. The organized solidarity amongst the workers coupled with pressure from international solidarity, has developed finally as today, Batay Ouvriye organizer, Yannick Etienne meets with the Senate Commission on Labor. The minimum wage is a legislative law which requires parliament to pass it. The production wage, however, amounts to an agreement between workers and boss. With the 800.00 gourds minimum wage law, then gives the workers a better leverage to negotiate production wage with the bosses.
CALL TO ACTION
Tell the Senate Commission on Labor via email to pass the 800 gourds minimum wage law by sending a Facebook message to Youri Latortue, President of the Senate Commission on Labor. You can also Tweet to him.
Message for FB DM:
I am messaging you in support of Haitian garment workers in Port Au Prince, Carrefour, Ounaminthe and Caracol.
I stand with the workers who are bravely striking and demonstrating for their rights.Factory owners and the brands they produce for make millions, sometimes billions of dollars in profit by exploiting these workers. They are within their rights to organize and demand decent pay to house, feed, clothe and educate themselves.
I insist on the following:
- Pay workers 800 Gourdes minimum wage & provide social services.
- Respect workers’ right to organize.
- Stop the repression against workers!
In solidarity with Haitian garment workers,
City, State, or Country