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Justice for Dock Workers!


DOCK WORKERS IN MADAGASCAR ARE FIGHTING FOR THEIR RIGHTS. 
WILL YOU STAND WITH THEM?

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Justice for Dock Workers!


DOCK WORKERS IN MADAGASCAR ARE FIGHTING FOR THEIR RIGHTS. 
WILL YOU STAND WITH THEM?

Voir en français

This is a struggle for basic rights.

Madagascan dock workers are some of the lowest paid in the world. Some earn less than US$40 per month. Workers struggle to support themselves and their families despite long hours doing difficult, dangerous work.

When they came together to fight for an end to precarious, low-paid and unsafe working conditions - they were sacked.

Now they are fighting back, and asking you to stand with them. 

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Meet the Dockers


Meet the Dockers


 

Some of the workers have bravely spoken about their struggle

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Take Action


Take Action


THE PROBLEM

    Sackings, intimidation and precarious work at the ICTSI Port of Toamasina. 43 dock workers were sacked by SMMC for fighting for better wages and against dangerous conditions. After joining their union, they faced intimidation and retaliation from management  – who gave them two options: leave the union or lose their jobs. Workers refused and were sacked, contravening their rights to freedom of association. None of the 43 workers have been reinstated.

    THE SOLUTION

    The Government of Madagascar must enforce its local labour laws.

    This will ensure that SMMC reinstates the workers immediately, and that their union is allowed to organise and support workers in their fight to improve working conditions.


    Your voice in this campaign matters. Email SMMC and the Madagascan Government and tell them to stand up for workers’ rights now.

    TAKE ACTION


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