Journalists hospitalised after TV station holds staff captive in dismissal dispute
Buenos Aires TV station Canal 9 has outraged human rights groups after it held five of its staff captive for 60 hours without allowing them access to water or toilets and turning off air conditioning and power. A dispute erupted after six colleagues were dismissed by the broadcaster. The journalists, all employees of Canal 9, had initially been prevented from entering their workplace but having managed to get in, management order the unlawful detention that resulted in two people being rushed to hospital.
This example of how not to resolve employment disputes is at odds with Argentina’s Labour Laws and a flagrant abuse of human rights.
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