massive rights violations at Nestlé Russia/mass protests in Indonesia demand freedom for imprisoned union leader/Germany: 10 hours daily is enough!

massive rights violations at Nestlé Russia/mass protests in Indonesia demand freedom for imprisoned union leader/Germany: 10 hours daily is enough! r1 ... Nestlé sales force workers across Russia confined to rooms and compelled to resign employment

On May 14 all Nestlé Russia sales force employees were invited to the company's regional centers in 10 cities across Russia under the pretext of "discussing business results". The workers were confined in locked rooms under security guard, denied access to all communication to the outside world and instructed to sign a notice of staff reduction or resign immediately "by agreement of the parties".

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Mass protests demand freedom for imprisoned union leader at BMI seafood Indonesia

IUF affiliates continue their daily protests demanding the release from prison of Reni Desmiria, secretary of the SPBMI union of workers at seafood processor Bumi Menara Internusa (BMI) in Lampung, Indonesia. After Reni returned from maternity leave last year and began enrolling BMI workers in the mandatory government health insurance scheme, the company engineered her arrest on May 17 and is demanding the maximum sentence of 6 years' imprisonment in retaliation. Reni submitted a fake high school certificate when she first applied for work at BMI 8 years ago, but only after she organized a significant number of workers in the health scheme did the company move to have her arrested and prosecuted. BMI has told Reni she can be released if she resigns from her job and her union position; she has refused.

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Germany: NGG mobilizing against employer push for longer, 'flexible' hours in the hospitality sector

The German Food and Allied Workers Union NGG is mobilizing to defeat employer efforts to extend working time in the hospitality sector. The employer association is pushing for changes to the law which would extend the legal working day to up to 13 hours in hotels and restaurants.



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