Workers' rights violations


On 11 February 2020, workers at the Marriott Sheraton Grand Conakry, Guinea, voted, with 96% of votes in favour, to form a union and elected their leaders. The lengthy process had begun in March 2019. Throughout, hotel management tried all possible means to stop the election. However, only a few months after the union election, management at the Marriot commenced retaliatory suspension and firings, claiming fallacious pretexts to do so.

In August 2020, General Secretary Amadou Diallo and Deputy General Secretary Alhassane Diallo of the new union (FHTRC-ONSLG) met with management to express their serious disagreement with the proposed termination of a colleague for breaking a vase. Within days, hotel management suspended the two union leaders without pay and terminated them on 28 September. To this date, Amadou Diallo and Alhassane Diallo still await their reinstatement.

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