Switzerland -Protest against work rights abuses by Holcim Cement -April 18, 2012

India’s Pragatisheel Cement Shramik Sangh (PCSS) trade union conducted a two-week tour of activities in Switzerland, educating trade union colleagues on the grave violations of work rights abuses by Holcim Cement of contract workers in India’s Chhattisgarh region. Causing a stir in the Swiss media, the PCSS together with the trade union UNIA and the human rights organisation MultiWatch, solidarity organisation Solifonds, the ICEM and Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) raised increasing awareness of the abuses with shocking details that include the worst examples of workers’ rights violations around the world, especially in terms of the global trend of outsourcing and engaging precarious employment relationships.

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