A round up of international labour news and issues courtesy LabourStart.org.
- PepsiCo continues to degrade the rights of 162 workers it fired in 2013 for organizing a union in an India warehouse that exclusively handles the food and beverage giant’s products. “PepsiCo has now said the workers can apply for warehouse jobs or jobs at the company’s bottling plant but offers no timetable, no remedy for earlier human rights abuses and no guarantees that their human rights will be respected in the future.” Click here to learn more and support PepisoCo workers.
- Iranian labour activist Jafar Azimzadeh was sentenced to six years in jail for organizing a 4,000-signature petition calling for better working conditions. Click here to learn more.
- An online campaign is underway that seeks reinstatement of an Estonian shop steward who was fired for a picket line speech he gave that criticized poor working conditions and the anti-union activities of his employer. Click here to learn more and support Sergey Mastpan.