Haiti factory workers go on strike to demand pay increase

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Thousands of factory workers have gone on strike in the capital of Haiti to demand better pay.

Many of them make clothes for big brands sold overseas, but say they are paid less than five dollars a day.

Al Jazeera’s @Teresa Bo reports.

Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

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Haiti is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east. Though it’s still recovering from a 2010 earthquake, many of Haiti’s landmarks dating to the early 19th century remain intact. These include Citadelle la Ferrière, a mountaintop fortress.

Jean-Jacques Dessalines (later Emperor Jacques I), defeated Napoleon Bonaparte’s forces and declared Haiti’s sovereignty on 1 January 1804.

Haiti became the only state in history established by a successful slave revolt. Apart from Alexandre Pétion, the first President of the Republic, all of Haiti’s first leaders were former slaves.

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