The IUF has filed complaints against the Government of Guinea for failing to protect the freedom of association and occupational health and safety of workers at the Sheraton Grand Conakry.
The filing of the complaints was announced at a press conference in Conakry hosted by the IUF and our affiliate FHTRC-ONSLG.
*Key demands of the IUF’s ILO complaint to the Committee on the Freedom of Association include: “Call on the Government of Guinea to ensure the breach is remedied including reinstatement for the Union Office Bearers after their discriminatory terminations; and Highlight the importance of freedom of association and collective bargaining for all workers including on development-financed projects.”
*Key demands of the IUF’s ILO Article 24 Representation include: “This representation focuses on the failure of the Government of Guinea (GoG) to maintain a functioning labour inspection system, to ensure the timely payment of wages to all workers and to carry out a national policy on the promotion of occupational safety and health…[b]ecause the GoG is in breach of its legal obligations under ILO Conventions 81, 85 and 187 (the first two of which it ratified over sixty years ago)”
Watch a short video from Alhassane Diallo, Deputy General Secretary of the Sheraton Grand Conakry Workers Union!
IUF General Secretary Sue Longley told the journalists gathered in Conakry: “The global labour movement is coming together to back this struggle. The IUF, IUF Africa, our affiliate FHRTC-ONSLG, our affiliates in the HRCT sector, the ITUC, Global Labor Justice-ILRF, Solidarity Center and ILAW are here today to say with one voice that we will win. Our struggle here is just, and we will fight one day longer until our trade union brothers are reinstated and justice is served.”