Members of the ITF’s affiliated air traffic controllers’ union in the Dominican Republic, ADCA, have faced sackings, demotions and harassment including arrests in their quest to make the authorities address safety issues. Sacked workers making peaceful protests have been arrested on four occasions in the last two weeks and union officials have also been brought into custody; ITF regional secretary Antonio Fritz was arrested and subsequently released on 9 February.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PROTEST?
. Use the model letter under the TAKE ACTION NOW section (see tab 2, above) to send a message to the president.
. Organise legal and visible protest at Dominican Republic embassies and diplomatic bodies
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Antonio Fritz with union members after his release from custody