The international trade union movement is launching a global campaign to convince German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom to end anti-union discrimination and allow workers to join their union at its U.S. subsidiary T-Mobile USA. The German parent company has been in the United States market since 2001 and has consistently failed to end the anti-union campaign waged by T-Mobile USA.
DT has operations in roughly 50 countries, and it has established union relations with much of its workforce. In the USA and in other countries, the company massively violates its responsibility to be neutral towards trade unions, and it actively tries to keep unions out of its workplaces. The ITUC is simply asking Deutsche Telekom to respect fundamental rights for all those who work for it around the world, in line with international legal standards.
The ITUC joins UNI Global Union, the DGB, the AFL-CIO, ver.di (the German services union) and CWA (the main U.S. telecom union) in this campaign.