THIS IS A STRUGGLE FOR BASIC RIGHTS.

Madagascan dock workers are some of the lowest paid in the world. Some earn less than US$40 per month. Workers struggle to support themselves and their families despite long hours doing difficult, dangerous work.

In 2012, many of these workers joined the Syndicat Général Maritime de Madagascar (SYGMMA) to fight for an end to precarious, low-paid, and unsafe working conditions at the Port of Toamasina. These workers faced intimidation and threats to their employment, with 43 dock workers unfairly dismissed for union activity in 2012.

The Malagasy 43 are now fighting back, and asking you to stand with them.