The courageous strike action last month by SJT-TL members at Gardamor forced the company to come to the negotiating table, but several of the workers' key demands still haven't been met. Gardamor workers walked off the job again this morning for a second round of industrial action, and we stand with them to say: #PayUpGardamor!
To: Eduardo Belo
Pay up! Honour entitlements to dismissed Timorese security workers
This campaign has ended.
Gardarmor Security in Timor Leste has recently dismissed over 100 workers.
We understand that businesses grow and contract, and that sometimes difficult decisions must be made. However, we also understand that for ordinary workers, losing a job can be a devastating event that affects their entire community.
These workers are entitled to receive fair compensation under Timorese Law.
We call on Eduardo Belo, owner of Gardarmor Security, to honour his commitments under Timorese Law and pay security workers their entitlements.
Why is this important?
Eduardo Belo is the owner of Gardarmor Security. He is also the biggest private sector employer in East Timor. Despite a recent article in the Nikkei Asian Review promoting his rise to ‘top business man in East Timor’, Belo has recently overseen the dismissal of over 100 Timorese security workers at Gardamor Security.
Workers are angry that East Timor’s top businessman - who runs one of the most profitable private companies – has sacked these workers without paying them their entitlements.
The General Workers Union of Timor Leste (SJT-TL) has turned to the Australian union movement for solidarity.
We need your help: tell Eduardo Belo to honour his commitments to his security workers under Timorese labour law.
We care about workers’ rights and support the General Workers Union of Timor Leste in their pursuit of compensation for these workers.
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