Haiti garment workers protest deaths of co-workers denied medical care

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020
Garment workers in Port au Prince July 31 protest death of Sandra René, pregnant coworker, after hospital turned her away. Bosses never paid health insurance deducted from her pay.

MONTREAL — Garment workers at two plants in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince held work stoppages beginning Aug. 4, outraged at the deaths of two workers who were refused medical care by hospital authorities. They were turned away because bosses where they…