HAWG member Solidarity Center continues to accompany Haitian workers primarily in the garment sector in seeking higher wages, benefits and better working conditions. Demonstrations have been met with some violence, but progress is happening
The coalition paused minimum wage demonstrations after the Prime Minister agreed to supplementary benefits to workers’ wages: free transportation to and from the factory and lunch stipends. The coalition is meeting regularly with the government to ensure the rollout of these benefits is effective. If the roll out is not completed by April 30, workers will demonstrate again on May 1.
Read more in this recent press release.
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