Reinstate the Karachi 8!

Reinstate the Karachi 8! r1 ... Eight union leaders in Karachi, Pakistan have been sacked by Hutchison Ports for leading their union's fight for dignity and fairness for their members.

This is the latest union-busting attack against the leaders and membership of SAPT Democratic Workers' Union (SAPTDWU).

Previously the company tried to challenge the legitimacy of the union in court, and failed. Then they secretly registered another union in Islamabad. They filed trumped up charges of sabotage against union leaders resulting in the incarceration of two union leaders for 9 days.

None of this has worked. The union remains strong and has the support of its members.

Now in violation of a court order, the company has sacked eight union officials.

The union is asking for our support today.

Please join us in calling on Hutchison Ports Pakistan to immediately reinstate the Karachi 8 and end their union-busting tactics.

Click here to support the workers.

And meanwhile in Bangladesh, workers who try to fight for their rights are also under attack. One way you can support those workers is buy fairly and co-operatively sewed solidarity t-shirts from our friends at dna merch. All surpluses go directly to Bangladesh and will be used for covering lawyer and court costs. Learn more here.

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Thank you!

Eric Lee
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