Two new reports from the minimum wage struggle in Haiti

NOTE: These 2 reports are very roughly translated with the help of Google translator, so may contain errors. Apologies in advance if that is the case. *** Report from Batay Ouvriye (Workers Fight), Nov. 17: 250 workers participated in debate around the minimum wage. St. Cyr, a member of the CATH, talked about all the [...]

Report from Batay Ouvriye

On November 7, the Collective Textile Factory Union (KOSIT) organized a march from the CODEVI Free Trade Zone, through various popular neighborhoods in the area, to the center of Ouanaminthe. More than 8000 workers took to the street demanding 500 gourdes ($11.50/day), a pittance. Workers also demanded free transportation, lunch room, health care and retirement. [...]

Artists & Writers Support Haiti Wage Campaign!

In just one week, 90 artists, musicians and writers from all over the world — including four Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonists — enthusiastically offered their support for the struggle in Haiti for a rise in the minimum wage to 500 gourdes ($11.50) per day! For their statement and list of signatories, read more… […]