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MTUC and Trade Unions Can Help End Human Trafficking and Worker Exploitation
Wrongful dismissal cases can take years, and many workers just cannot afford to resort to this remedy. Some employers, being aware of this choose to simply terminate unionist and workers – thus effectively eliminating worker leaders, weakening unions and instilling further fear on workers who would have stood up for their rights or fight exploitation.
Source: MTUC Website