World Players Association applauds the courage of Caster Semenya’s stand for human rights

10 September 2020 -- leonie.guguen

Her legal defeat does not legitimize global sport’s ‘system of justice’

The World Players Association today applauded the courage of South African athlete Caster Semenya, who has failed in her two-year legal battle for the right to compete as the woman she is in events in which she is an Olympic and World Champion.

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UNI takes stand against dismissals at Colombian graphical company

8 September 2020 -- tom.myers.478

This week, UNI Graphical and Packaging and UNI Americas expressed their firm opposition to the decision taken by Graphic company Thomas Greg & Sons de Colombia to dismiss 25 workers. The decision was made by the company using the excuse of Covid-19, even though the company continued to work during the pandemic, especially on large contracts with the Colombian government.  

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World Players calls on Iran to spare the life of champion wrestler

8 September 2020 -- leonie.guguen

World Players calls on Iran to spare the life of champion wrestler

The World Players Association calls on the head of the Iranian judiciary to grant an immediate stay of execution to Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari, who faces the death penalty tomorrow.

Navid, 27, was sentenced to death twice after being tortured into making a false confession over the murder of a security officer during anti-government protests in 2018.

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4 September - Global action day to stop union busting in the garment sector

3 September 2020 -- leonie.guguen

This Friday 4 September, UNI Global Union is calling on affiliates to support the campaign to end union busting in the textile and garment sector.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to an increase in attacks on trade unions and some unscrupulous factory owners, supplying brands including H&M, C&A, Walmart, M&S, Gap and Adidas, are using Covid-19 as an excuse to threaten, harass and fire organized workers.

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G4S workers in Peru are going without pay

27 August 2020 -- tom.myers.478

In Peru, several G4S security guards who returned to their jobs after a “suspension perfecta de labores” say they have not received payment since June.

The security company imposed the suspension, which keeps workers tied to their employer but allows companies to not pay wages or benefits, after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country in April. However, the workers, many represented by the G4S National Workers Union of Peru, have returned to the job for the last 16 days without being paid. 

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