SOTA

SOTA-BO: Regroup & Onward!

The RRN extends MASSIVE thanks to all who have supported Haitian garment workers in their fight for 800 Gourdes minimum wage. Thanks in part to the pressure applied through international solidarity, workers were able to mobilize for three months, making significant gains in the level of their struggle. Workers turned out in record numbers, unified

Police Block Industrial Park. President Offers a Bogus Wage.

Monday – July 31, 2017 – Haitian garment workers planned to take the streets again today to demand 800 Gourdes/day (US$12.82) minimum wage. But, they encountered heavy police presence at the Sonapi Industrial Park in Port Au Prince. The police are blocking the gates to the industrial park, locking workers inside the gates of the

Pressure Works! Fairway Workers Rehired.

Last week, the RRN reported that National Police shot at workers with real bullets to break up a small protest at Fairway Apparel textile factory in Port Au Prince, Haiti. 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

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

UPDATE: Workers Face National Police in Full Force

Port au Prince, Haiti – Monday, 07.10.17 – 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

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

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.

H&H Workers Back to Work on Their Terms

After more than two weeks of striking, workers and union members of SOTA at H&H Textiles factory returned to work this morning. Tuesday 4/18/17, SOTA union members met with management to negotiate the workers’ demands. The workers went on strike because of incessant harassment, intimidation and arbitrary firings for union members. As part of this