Monday, 7 April 2014

Union-busting multinational boasts "we respect people"

LabourStart Appeal by Eric Lee

Like so many companies, Swiss-based transnational Georg Fischer claims to have "core values".

These include "we respect people" -- the image above is taken from their corporate website.

But this giant company, which employs 14,000 people in 32 countries, doesn't respect the people who work for it in Turkey.

Even though the union there, Lastik-Is, has organized the majority of Georg Fischer's workforce, the company refuses to negotiate.

Worse, it's trying to break the union with one on one meetings with workers, pressing them to quit the union.

When that doesn't work, they sack the "troublemakers". So far, 37 union members have lost their jobs.

The global union IndustriALL is calling for a massive campaign to press the company to stop trying to break the union, to enter in negotiations, and to do what they say they believe in: respect people.

Please take a moment to send your message to George Fischer - click here.

Further information from IndustriALL: here

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