Haiti

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

Haitian Workers Brutally Attacked. ACT NOW.

Port Au Prince, Haiti – Tuesday 5/23/17 – Garment workers on strike since Friday, 5/19/17 continue their fight for an increased minimum wage! They are under fierce attack and need our solidarity now. * If you are familiar with the situation, please click here to jump to the bottom of the page to take action now.

May Day Call to Action!

  May 1st is International Workers Day! This day began to commemorate Chicago workers’ fight for the eight hour work day and the right to organize. In Haiti, garment workers are fighting for these essential rights. Batay Ouvriye, an independent workers’ movement in Haiti, and their affiliated textile unions – SOTA, SOKOWA & SOVAGH –

New Union Chapter Fights for Their Rights

May 1st, International Workers Day, is approaching. In Haiti, garment workers are doing battle for their basic rights to a union and to represent themselves. April 2 – a conflict broke at at Quality Sewing factory. Workers stopped work in protest over the firing of union members and leaders. Management called on CIMO, the equivalent

Update: State officials try to pacify H&H workers... Not happening.

Yesterday we reported about the ongoing strike at H&H Textiles in Carrefour, Haiti, led by the union SOTA-BO. (Click here to read that past update for more info.) Workers are rightfully fed up. They struggle to exist on misery wages, and are constantly harassed, intimidated and physically attacked for asserting their right to organize. Their

SOTA/H&H Textile Workers Strike. Which Side Are You On?

In January, SOTA-BO textile workers union at H&H Textiles in Carrefour, Haiti were ready to strike to force management to re-hire five women workers & union members who were unjustly fired. To avoid a work stoppage, H&H rehired three of the five workers. At the H&H factory, workers and union members constantly face arbitrary firings,

No roads, electricity? No taxes! Higher wages!

It’s true, as citizens, we must pay taxes or tariffs. However, we must see where it’s going. In Haiti, DGI is collecting taxes and tariffs but as citizens we never get services. We have to do whatever we can to live without the services the state owes us.  There are no roads, no electricity, no