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Whereas in some countries, like South Korea, the government employees’ union (KGEU) is denied registration, in Algeria autonomous unions are suppressed by the government and in Guatemala health workers get killed without anybody being arrested for those heinous crimes. In the US, attacks on labour rights have lowered union density to the lowest rates since 1900; degradation and attacks upon pensions for public sector and health workers persist, especially among working and retired women. In the UK, strike laws are amongst the strictest in Europe. We support the Turkish government employees that are now being threatened to be fired for participating in demonstrations and actions, claiming the civil and political rights that the ILO conventions protect."
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