Estonia -Worker sacked after plea for improved working conditions -October 21, 2015

Transiidikeskus AS, a stevedoring services company based around the port of Tallinn, has dismissed a union representative of the Estonian Independent Seamen’s Union (EISU). His dismissal happened after he spoke out in a picket line speech about poor working conditions and anti-union discrimination by the employer. An online appeal has been launched calling for the reinstatement.


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