2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Mauritius
|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 - Mauritius, 6 June 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/51b8516439.html [accessed 30 March 2017]|
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Anti-union discrimination: The employment contracts of 37 female workers at the La Colombe Centre were amended after they joined a union. The amendments included the withdrawal of the right to paid annual leave, overtime pay and work schedule changes.
Refusal to bargain in good faith: In April 2012, the Mauritius Sugar Producers' Association (MSPA) refused to negotiate with the trade unions' Joint Negotiating Panel (JNP) on working conditions in the sugar industry. In a letter sent to the JNP on 13 March 2012, the Director of the MSPA argued that the request to open negotiations on the introduction of a pensionable allowance (of 2,000 Mauritian Rupees, i.e. about 50 EUR) and the creation of a Human Dignity Fund should be decided at company level.
On 29 January 2013, the Mauritius Institute for Training and Development Employees Union (MITDEU) protested against the suspension of its President. The MITDEU challenged the legality of the suspension which they considered unjustified, arguing that the Mauritius Institute for Training and Development did not even have a director or a board, and that the disciplinary committee that took the decision was therefore unlawful.