List of Abuses


  • Human trafficking and/or forced labor
  • Child labor
  • Deplorable and unsanitary living conditions
  • Denial of medical, pension and other benefits due
  • Refusal to inform and publish the current rate and terms of pay
  • Hazardous working conditions
  • Refusal to issue written contracts
  • Manipulation in the weighing of cut sugar cane
  • Retaliatory firing of workers for affiliation with or attempts to organize labor groups or unions, and/or for their participation in legal proceeding

•	Accidents in the sugar cane plantations are common and in most cases the workers don't received proper care at all. Their injuries become chronic. 1. Human Trafficking and Forced Labor

Convention No.29, on Forced Labor, International Labor Organization

Art II Dominican Labor Code

Law 137-03 Illegal Migrant Trafficking, Art.1

2. Child Labor

Convention on Minimum Age 1973, No.138, ILO

Art.245, 246, 247, 248 Dominican Labor Code

3. Denial of Medical Services, Pensions and Other (includes work health and safety rules)

Arts. 60, 61.1, 62.8  Dominican Constitution, 26 de enero 2010

Arts. 97.11 y 720.3 Dominican Labor Code

Work Health and Safety Regulation, No.522-06, Arts.2.21, 4.2, 6.1.1, 6.1.4, Art.7, 3 y 5.

4. Denial of a Written Contract

Art.19 Dominican Labor Code

5. Layoffs as Retaliation for Workers’ Union Affiliation or Association

a) Convention No.29 on Forced Labor, International Labor Organization

b) Arts. 46, 47, 48, 49 Dominican Constitution, January 2010.

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