Jordan, Myanmar, Philippines: The fight for workers' rights knows no borders

Jordan, Myanmar, Philippines: The fight for workers' rights knows no borders r1 ... Last month, thousands of you sent a message to the Jordanian parliament urging members not to move forward with deeply flawed amendments to the labour law. Unfortunately, those amendments were adopted by the legislature and have been sent to King Abdullah II for his royal assent. We are now asking you to call on the King to reject this legislation and instead work with trade unions to adopt a labour law that fully respects international labour rights.

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Meanwhile, in Myanmar, hotel union leaders and members were released from prison on March 29 to an emotional welcome from family and union members after serving their full 30-day sentences. The six were arrested in December for attempting to lead a peaceful march to protest the brutal police destruction of their solidarity picket. Their release is great news, but the struggle for reinstatement and recognition of trade union rights in one of Myanmar's key tourism regions continues. Please support the IUF campaign - click here.

And finally, France Castro, a trade union activist from the Philippines, has been awarded the Arthur Svensson International Prize for Trade Union Rights 2019. She won the prize in recognition of her struggle throughout many years to organize teachers and to fight for basic workers' rights. According to the ITUC, the Philippines is among the ten worst countries in the world for workers and trade unionists. In the context of extreme state violence and suppression of civil liberties, workers and trade unionists face threats and intimidation from both the regime and companies, and have to fight for their rights. More details about France Castro and the award are here.

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Eric Lee
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