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Lack of good faith bargaining: Rain Forest Management, a Malaysian owned wood processing company, refused to negotiate with the Entente Syndicale des Travailleurs du Gabon (EN.SY.TG). Union leadership visited the company between 25-30 September 2013. However, workers who were planning to take part in the trade union meetings were threatened and intimidated. EN.SY.TG was informed that about 50 union members were summoned by the human resources management and threatened to be dismissed if they continued to stay in the union. On 10 October 2013, the union leader at the enterprise was falsely accused with theft and arrested.

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