Morocco: Fish canner sacks over 500 workers for striking

Morocco: Fish canner sacks over 500 workers for striking r1 ... Over 500 workers in the Moroccan city of Agadir -- the vast majority of them women --  have been on strike since March 2015 at DOHA, which produces tinned fish and other products for worldwide export. 

The company, with the help of compliant legal and political authorities, has sought to dissolve the union, dismiss its members, criminalize and punish the strikers and confiscate the union leader's home.

Beginning in 2014, management moved to have the union dissolved, imposed its own workplace delegates and stepped up pressure on workers. 

On 6 March 2015, management dismissed 51 workers, which provoked the strike.

The company then hired 500 new workers and sought punitive financial damages against active union members, including a claim for €278,000 from the union leader. 

In response to international pressure and a strong national campaign by the union, DOHA dropped all the charges against the union leader earlier this year. 

But the struggle for reinstatement of the 540 workers and for union rights and recognition continues. 

The International Union of Foodworkers (IUF) has launched a global campaign demanding justice for these workers.  Please take a moment to add your name:

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