Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Confederation of Haitian Workers Hosts IWW Labor Delegation to Haiti

By: IWW Haiti Mission – Delegation Blog The following are reports from the IWW delegation to Haiti, currently being hosted by the Confederation of Haitian Workers (CTH). Visit the website above to read more. April 29, 2008 This morning we went to a press conference related to the unjustified arrest of Levy Mileot, president of the hospital union. Afterwards we stopped by the CTH office where there was a conference held by the Assocation des Employes Victimes de la Teleco, over 5000 of whom have been laid off since 2004 when the privatization of TELECO began. They were left with only a 12 month severance package and are demanding an extension to 36 months based on the precedent set by the public concrete and flour companies which were also privatized. There are accompanying demands such as medical coverage, money for […]

Half-Hour for Haiti : Call Congress on May 18: Join the Fight For Haiti’s Economic Independence

May 17, 2007Half-Hour for Haiti: Call Congress on May 18: Join the Fight For Haiti’s Economic IndependenceUpdate: This week’s good news: Monday was the one-year anniversary of President Preval’s inauguration on May 14, 2006. One year of continuous democracy is no reason to rest on one’s laurels, but it is a reason to hope, and to keep working to make many more such anniversaries possible.As a recognition of both the last year’s progress in establishing the rule of law in Haiti, and the huge amount of work left to do, Half-Hour for Haiti will now come out once every two weeks. If that’s not frequent enough to respond to the human rights situation in Haiti, we will either add occasional special alerts or return to the weekly format. In any event, let us know what you think. Former Haitian death […]

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