After two months of protests, 89 ‘maquiladora’ factories have agreed to a “20 percent raise and a bonus of 32,000 pesos (US$1,655)—half of the average yearly salary. A maquiladora is a factory in Mexico run by a foreign company that exports its products to the country of that company. This is a major win for Mexican workers. Read more here.
The Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey Research Department (DİSK-AR) has released its 2019 Research Report. This report is chock full of data on the current state of unions in the country, starting with the fact that 90 percent of workers are not unionized. More details here.