Sweatshops & Labour

Reporting on working conditions in Haiti

Stitched Up: the Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion Launch!
Labour Solidarity Meeting on Haiti
Caracol: None of Your Business – Haiti Briefing 75
Wage Hike in Haiti Doesn’t Address Factory Abuses
Haitian Sweatshops: Made in the U.S.A.
Caracol Industrial Park: Worth the risk?
Beaten Haitian Worker Continues Fight for $7-Per-Day Wage
Phoenix Project… born again?
Subsidizing Starvation
Subsidizing Starvation
Gold Rush in Haiti
Gold Rush in Haiti
Earthquake Relief where Haiti wasn’t Broken
Haitian Workers Campaign against Slave Labour Conditions
Ending Intimidation of Textile Workers: Campaign
Campaign to end intimidation of textile workers union SOTA
Protest the physical abuse of Haitian workers in Port-au-Prince sweatshops!
Saving the Clothing Industry
One Haitian dollar… One Man’s Total Worldly Wealth
Campaign: Garment Assembly Workers in Port-au-Prince
Haitian Workers’ Organiser makes European Connections
Protest Against Abuse of Workers’ Rights
Campaign in support of other new unions and workers’ organisations
Collective Bargaining Contract Signed in Ouanaminthe
Where is the respect for workers’ rights?
Minimum Wage in Haiti Not Enough to Survive
Haiti’s Labour Movement in Renaissance
Caracol : c’est pas vos affaires (HB75)
Caracol : c’est pas vos affaires (HB75)
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Petrol Price Rise Fuels Discontent (HB48)
Petrol Price Rise Fuels Discontent (HB48)
Download PDF In January, the cash-strapped Haitian government bowed to pressure from the International Monetary Fund and withdrew the state subsidy pegging petrol, diesel and kerosene prices at well below the world market rate. The price of vehicle fuel...

Long Hot Summer for Aristide (HB47)
Long Hot Summer for Aristide (HB47)
Download PDF The government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, which came to power with a landslide electoral victory only two years ago, is facing sliding popularity and mounting protest on all fronts. At root of the deepening disillusionment is the continued...

Feeling the Fallout from the attacks on the US (HB44)
Feeling the Fallout from the attacks on the US (HB44)
Download PDF The United States' declaration of a "war on terrorism" following the 11 September attacks was met with some scepticism, if not cynicism, by those familiar with the case of Emmanuel 'Toto' Constant. Haiti's number one terrorist fled to the...

Time for the
Time for the 'Politicians' to Step Aside (HB43)
Download PDF Diplomatic missions have come and gone. Eleventh hour meetings have been boycotted; others have been postponed. Shots have been fired, and stones have been thrown. Foreign development aid has been suspended, and dire warnings have been issued....

Solidarity Boosts Union Action (HB40)
Solidarity Boosts Union Action (HB40)
Download PDF After a year-long campaign, the labour union representing some 300 workers at the Marnier-Lapostelle orange plantation in northern Haiti has won wage increases and some improvements in conditions. In late July, the French company that imports...

Unwelcome, Unwanted: Haitian Migrant Workers (HB37)
Unwelcome, Unwanted: Haitian Migrant Workers (HB37)
Download PDF When a boat carrying some 400 Haitians ran aground just two miles off the Florida coast on New Year's Day, the British media had its first Haiti headline story for several years. Haiti 'boat-people' is an old chestnut that is easy to roast...

Lavalas Splits, Violence Increases (HB23)
Lavalas Splits, Violence Increases (HB23)
Download PDF The 'gran manjè' - literally the big eaters - are the 'fat cats', the corrupt politicians, the government bureaucrats and other Haitians officials who are getting rich off the backs of the poor. The anti-gran manjè theme sponteneously...

Protests Leave Lavalas Shaking (HB22)
Protests Leave Lavalas Shaking (HB22)
Download PDF Roadblocks, demonstrations and strikes - during the month of January generalised discontent was channelled into action in a wave of protests against the government's economic policy. Towards the end of last year there were strikes by shopkeepers,...

Wage Slavery (HB21)
Wage Slavery (HB21)
Download PDF Haitian workers in the capital’s assembly plants work in hot, airless, and dimly lit factories sewing gloves, underwear, sports clothes and other garments for the North American market. ...

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