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INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
Brussels, 10 February 2010( ITUC OnLine): A new ITUC study on core labour standards in El Salvador reports that many of the 67,000 mostly women workers employed in the country’s 15 export processing zones suffer from appalling treatment ranging from verbal abuse and threats to physical abuse and sexual harassment. There is a clear anti-trade union policy and dismissal of workers planning to join or form a union. Many consider that working conditions in export processing zones can be assimilated to forced labour.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC)
“Some employers threaten to kill their domestic worker if she talks”
Brussels, 29 January 2010 (ITUC OnLine): New legislation introduced in 2008 recognises more rights for Kenya’s domestic workers. According to Albert Njeru, general secretary of the KUDHEIHA union, which organises domestic workers, although this is a step forward, we should not forget the many serious forms of exploitation they still suffer.
ARTICLE 19 has analysed the Access to Information Draft Law proposed in late 2009 by the Temkin, a group of independent experts which includes journalists and academics, in Iraq.
Intimidation and harassment of Tunisian journalists has escalated in recent weeks, reports the Observatoire pour la liberté de presse, d'édition et de création (OLPEC). The Tunisia Monitoring Group (TMG), composed of 20 IFEX members, has called on the European Parliament to raise free expression violations with the Tunisian government in upcoming discussions.