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labor rights

28 petitions

Started 1 week ago

Petition to KNPC , Oula , alfa

مطلب إنساني لتحسين أوضاع العاملين في محطات الوقود

Kuwait is known for being one of the hottest places on earth with recorded temperatures of up to 54.0 °C (129.2 °F), Kuwait is also a major oil producing nation with humble beginnings as a maritime trade port. It is sad and concerning that local gas stations that manage undisclosed amounts of wealth from oil production revenue cannot provide an adequate solution for its gas station employees—that are being punished daily under Kuwait's unforgiving sun. With this petition, we are suggesting that a cooling shelter be provided for employees (and implemented at scale) across all gas stations. This project is not complicated or difficult and can be a collaborative effort between universities, private entities and organizations like KFAS, KISR, KOC and KPC. Any future gas stations should have this feature as a mandatory construction requirement. Please sign this petition to raise awareness about these inhumane working conditions so those responsible are pressured to take action. مطلب إنساني لتحسين أوضاع العاملين في محطات الوقود: من المعروف أن الكويت تعد من أكثر البلدان حرارة على الأرض. فقد سجلت أعلى معدلات الحرارة فيها، ووصلت الى ٥٤ درجة مئوية، (١٢٩.٢ فهرنهايت) تعد الكويت أيضاً من أكثر الدول انتاجاً للنفط، حيث بدأت بداية متواضعة كميناء بحري.  وإنه لمن المحزن والمثير للقلق أن محطات الوقود المحلية، والتي تتولى وتستثمر هذا المصدر الثري من الإيرادات النفطية، لم تستطع ان تجد حلاً مناسباً لمعاناة موظفيها العاملين في محطات الوقود، والذين وُضعوا في ظروف مرهقة وغير إنسانية، تحت حرارة طقس وظروف مناخية لا ترحم.  إننا نطالب من خلال هذه العريضة ونقترح توفير مواقع عمل بتجهيزات تأخذ بالاعتبار التخفيف من قسوة الظرف الراهن، وإيجاد بدائل مناسبة تحسّن مواقع عمل المشتغلين في محطات الوقود.  إن تنفيذ هذا المقترح لا يتطلب تكاليف عالية أو صعبة، ويمكن أن تتقاسم عدة جهات تكلفة المشروع، كالشركات الخاصة والجامعات ومنظمات شركة النفط بفروعها المختلف.   نتطلع أن يؤخذ هذا المقترح بعين الاعتبار في تصميم محطات الوقود الجديدة، وأن يكون ضمن الاشتراطات الإنشائية الأساسية.  نرجو من الجميع التسارع بوضع إمضاءاتهم على هذه العريضة، والعمل على التوعية الجادة بهذا المطلب الإنساني، من أجل تحسين أوضاع العاملين في محطات الوقود، وحشد الرأي لوضع هذا المطلب قيد التنفيذ.   

Faris Ali
211 supporters
Started 4 months ago

Petition to Joe Beyer, Tammy Duckworth, Daniel Lipinski, Bruce Rauner, Dick Durbin, Joe Beyer

Stop restaurant owners from deducting "tip charge" fees from servers' tips

As a veteran in the service industry, I have recently come to find that it is totally acceptable by FLSA standards for restaurant owners to pass along credit card transaction fees, pertaining to the tip portion of the bill, on to their employees. Now with that being said, it is not THE LAW, it is just not illegal. It is however, bad employee/management relations, and something that needs to be addressed. As many know, a restaurant's waitstaff is taxed with W2 forms, not 1099s, as independent contractors, therefore, they do not have the discretion on which payments they'd like to accept. A business accepting credit cards as a form of payment, is a standard of doing business, which is now being passed down to employees. Not only is this kind of business dubious, dishonest, and crooked, it is also, more often than not, completely misused. Most credit card companies charge different percentages to use their services. Consequently, this makes it hard to find an average percentage on which to charge the employees for their "tip refund." By and large, employees are being overcharged by their employers.  This petition is important to me because not only am I in the service industry, but many of the most hard working people I know are as well. We are working 40 plus hours a week for these companies; without overtime pay, paid time off, FMLA, or healthcare. We work hard to feed our families. We spend countless hours away from our loved ones, providing exceptional service to our customers and being star employees, sometimes not even working for minimum wage. Passing down a charge for something the employee cannot control needs to end. After all, if the average 2% isn't a "big deal," then why aren't the business owners covering it?    

Destinee Kathryn
255 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to H&M, Adidas, Gap Inc., Gap, NIKE, agm@sriudyog.com , saurav.kumar@ap.averydennison.com , ozgur.aksoy@hm.com , orine.dsouza@hm.com , gangamma.kc@hm.com , sharmila_nithyanand@gap.com , Marks & Spencer, krleslie@columbia.com , Inditex, mayankka@inditex.com , Ranjeeb.Sarma@marks-and-spencer.com , AWalker@levi.com , lars-ake.bergqvist@hm.com , Daniel_Fibiger@gap.com , felixpp@inditex.com , maritha.lorentzon@hm.com , MBaigorri@LEVI.com

Garment Workers on Hunger Strike in India!

We are workers at Avery Dennison India Pvt. Ltd in, and also members of Garment and Textile workers Union (GATWU) Bangalore, India, and we are now on a hunger strike to protest the inhumane behavior of our management, and also violation of various Indian labour laws!! It's a multimillion dollar operation which produces products for brand giants such as H&M, Adidas, Zara, Levi's, Gap, Marks & Spencer, Nike, and many others. For many years, Avery Dennison has been paying us differing wages for the same amount of work, through subcontracting out some of us but not others. They have used this as an excuse to pay UNDER the already-low minimum wage for the work we do! Several of our colleagues have been forced to work back-to-back short-term contracts for the same amount of work, with no stoppage, just like permanent employees, but with none of the benefits, some for over 10 years. This is completely unacceptable; we have the right to provide for our families just like any other worker. When we see the CEOs and owners of some of these firms making the list of richest billionaires in the world, we know that it is our labor that creates their profits, yet our factory refuses to respect our basic rights or the rule of law. This is why we decided to form a union. With the support of Garment and Textile Workers' Union, we organized to tell our employer that we deserve our basic rights. The employer, instead of respectfully negotiating with us, decided to retaliate. They illegally dismissed 44 of our colleagues for daring to stand up for our rights and to scare us into submission. But we will not be intimidated! We are now on our 5th day of our hunger strike to demand that they: Reinstate ALL terminated workers Make contract workers permanent Provide equal pay for equal work Stop worker discrimination Stop union busting! Join us to demand that Avery Dennison, and the brands that work with them, do the right thing!  Signed,  Avery Dennison Pvt. Ltd. Workers Bangalore, India

International Union League for Brand Responsibility
82,734 supporters