Solidarity with Maldives port workers
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November 2012: ITF launches solidarity campaign calling on dockers’ affiliates to send letters of protest to the President of the Maldives. Get more on this >>
October 2012: ITF again writes to President Waheed calling for action over the ‘dire’ situation facing MPWU members.
October 2012: ITF Asia Pacific regional secretary Mahendra Sharma writes to the chair of MPL and receives a response regarding what the company calls a representative union in the port. The ITF identifies this as a 'yellow' union.
September 2012: ITF general secretary David Cockcroft writes to President Mohamed Waheed Hassan of the Republic of the Maldives calling for him to instruct the Chairman and management of MPL to end victimisation of MPWU members and enter into negotiation. No response from the Office of the President.
August 2012: Senior officials from the International Labour Office in Geneva write to President of the Maldives over the dismissal of MPL workers.
April 2012: Seven staff members at MPL are suspended from their jobs reportedly for participating in protests held by ousted Maldivian Democratic Party’s anti government protests. MPWU president Ibrahim Khaleel is amongst those dismissed.
March 2012: MPWU members report abuse at the hands of MPL management which amounts to an anti union campaign.