2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Dominican Republic
|Publisher||International Trade Union Confederation|
|Publication Date||6 June 2013|
|Cite as||International Trade Union Confederation, 2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Dominican Republic, 6 June 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/51b8517518.html [accessed 30 March 2017]|
|Disclaimer||This is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.|
Threat to intervene in strike action: When the Federación Nacional de Transporte Dominicano (FENATRADO), a union of truck drivers, stated that it would go on strike on 8 May 2012, 12 days before the general elections, the Central Electoral Board threatened to use the armed forces to transport the materials to be used in the elections. Fenatrado president Blas Peralta said the Government owes the union approximately DOP 300 million. This debt has been outstanding for over six years.
Anti-union discrimination: 84 Haitian coconut peelers were dismissed from the coconut farm Coquera Kilómetro 5, after trying to form a union. Rafael Emilio Alonso Luna, the owner of the plantation refused to give severance pay to the workers. The workers filed a complaint with the Labour Court in San Cristobal.