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Yahya with friends outside his appeal hearing

Yahya with friends outside his appeal hearing

Yahya Al-Faifi is a trade unionist from Saudi Arabia, a country with a horrific human rights record and where trade unions are illegal. After he and his family were threatened for his organising, he fled the country in 2004. Settling in south Wales, he has continued his trade union work with the Communication Workers Union, and has been made an honorary member of the National Union of Mineworkers.

Yahya was sacked by BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia for his part in leading a successful struggle in 2002 to defend workers from the termination of their contracts and the imposition of new contracts with a 40% cut in pay. Over 500 workers turned up to the first Read the rest of this entry »

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