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Sunday, 10 July 2011

SWAZI UNION ACTION CURTAILED

The annual survey of violations of trade union rights in Swaziland covering the year 2010 has been published by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

ITUC in its overview states, ‘Police brutally arrested and manhandled workers taking part in international workers’ day celebrations. More trade unionists were arrested and some deported when they took part in pro-democracy events in September, while the offices of the Swaziland Federation of Trade Unions (SFTU) were raided. Trade union rights are restricted, and lawful collective action is virtually impossible. In several cases employers dismissed workers who took part in strike action.’

For the full report, click here.

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