BBC Defies Global Protests, Awards World Challenge Prize to Pearl Continental Owners' Charity Operation

31 December 2008 News

On December 20, the BBC announced that the 2008 "World Challenge" prize had been awarded to the Hashoo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Hashoo Group which owns the Pearl Continental Karachi Hotel, where workers have been fighting for over 7 years against sackings, harassment, violence and imprisonment to have their union recognized. December 9, 2008 – Pearl Continental Karachi workers, their children and fraternal union and labour organizations rally in support of the embattled union and call on the government to act to secure union recognition.

Intimidation and Mass Firings at Yörsan Dairy Company, Turkey

11 February 2008 Urgent Action

Workers show undiminished support for their union at Yörsan dairy, where management has sacked all 400 union workers in a brutal attack on trade union rights.

 

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