Haiti

Workers Shot. Union Busting. Action NOW.

Saturday, 07.15.17 – Port Au Prince, Haiti –  National Police shot at workers with real bullets to break up a small protest at Fairway Apparel textile factory. Three workers were severely injured. Many were hurt, including a pregnant woman. A representative of Batay Ouvriye was beaten. Workers were protesting an increased production quota, imposed by

Action NOW. Haitian Senate Sides w/Workers. 800 Gourdes!

Workers this is not the way the country should be! Students, this is not the way the country should be! Poor people, this is not the way the country should be! Street vendors, this is not the way the country should be! These are the chants that rang out when students, street vendors and the

UPDATE: Workers Face National Police in Full Force

Port au Prince, Haiti – Monday, 04.10.17 – This morning, garment workers were met by national police in full force, both inside and outside, the Sonapi Industrial Park. Workers scheduled to gather at Sonapi before taking the streets again today, to march for a minimum wage adjustment of 800 Gourdes (US$12.80). Last week, in a

Not Your Wage Slaves! Garment Workers Continue to Fight.

“It is slavery all over again.” – Anonymous Haitian garment worker $5/day. Could you survive on $5/day? TODAY, Monday, June 26, 2017, Haitian garment workers in Port Au Prince are in the streets again, continuing their fight for a minimum wage adjustment from 300 Gourdes (a little less than US $5) to 800 Gourdes (about

Haiti Strike. Workers Regroup. Video Updates.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the incredible show of solidarity for Haitian garment workers and their fight for 800 Gourdes minimum wage! Organizers in Haiti say that your emails, tweets, calls and donations are making waves. Factory owners, the government, and corporations know that the world is watching. Mainstream media is also starting to wake up to this

Updates + Gildan, We Won't Back Down.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the incredible show of solidarity for Haitian garment workers and their fight for 800 Gourdes minimum wage! SOTA, SOKOWA and SOVGH (textile unions affiliated with Batay Ouvriye) say that our international pressure is working! This is why police began taking and destroying workers’ phones. They are used to operating with impunity, but they

TRABALHADORES HAITIANOS ATACADOS BRUTALMENTE. AJA AGORA.

(Translated from English version of 5/23/177 RRN post) Port Au Prince, Haiti – Terça-feira 23/5/17 Trabalhadores da indústria têxtil em greve desde sexta-feira (19/5/17) continuam sua luta por um salário mínimo maior! Eles estão sob ataque feroz e precisam de nossa solidariedade agora. * Se você já estiver familiarizado com a situação, clique aqui para

UPDATES. Repression Mounting. Join Operation Arms Crossed.

Garment workers across Haiti have been striking and demonstrating to demand: A minimum wage adjustment from 350 Gourdes ($5.50 US) to 800 Gourdes ($12.60)per day, on top of meal, transportation and housing subsidies Social Services They demand that production quotas do not increase with the increased minimum wage They are under attack, but are not

STRIKE ON. KEEP THE PRESSURE! FOCUS ON CARACOL.

Thursday –  5/25/17 – Haitian garment workers continue a country-wide strike and mobilization to demand an increased minimum wage. TODAY, at the request of striking workers, the RRN asks you to continue the pressure on factory owners in the south – Port Au Prince & Carrefour – AND to focus your solidarity efforts on a region

Stop Attacking Workers! Email, Tweet, What's App Factory Owners.

Since Friday, 5/19/17, Haitian garment workers in Port Au Prince have been on strike, demanding an increased minimum wage from 350 to 800 Gourdes daily (from $5.50 to $12.60 per day). On Monday, 5/22/17, the strike grew to other regions including Carrefour, just south of Port Au Prince, and Ounaminthe and Caracol in the north