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Workers' rights violations

Right to justice

Three years after their unfair dismissals, Luximun Badal and Shavindra Dinoo Sunassee, respectively president of the Union of Post Office Workers Branch No. 2 and ex-president of the Airports of Mauritius Limited Employees Union, still seek their reinstatement.

Badal had been dismissed by Mauritius Post Ltd. on 18 June 2020, for allegedly refusing a unilateral transfer following disputes over the negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement for the postal workers. The previous agreement had lapsed on 31 December 2017. Sunassee was dismissed a few days later by the Airports of Mauritius Ltd., after several attempts by management to unilaterally vary the terms of a collective bargaining agreement to which Sunassee was opposed.

Right to collective bargaining

In Mauritius, the transport company United Bus Service (UBS) unilaterally decided in July 2022 to cut workers’ benefits. A trade union front organised, including the Transport Workers’ Association (ATTA), the United Bus Employer’s Union (UBSEU), the Bus Industry Traffic Officers Union (BITU) and the Mauritius Labour Congress (MLC), to protest this management decision and to demand that social dialogue be restored. However, negotiations with management in the framework of collective bargaining remained fruitless.

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