No to modern-day slavery!Support the Filipino migrant workers’ class action against Grand Isle Shipyard

No to modern-day slavery!Support the Filipino migrant workers’ class action against Grand Isle Shipyard

Statement of Support and Solidarity to the Former Migrant Workers against the Grand Isle Shipyard

January 3, 2012

The International Migrants’ Alliance (IMA), a global alliance of more than 100 grassroots migrant organizations and their support groups, stands in strong solidarity with the Filipino migrant workers who are now filing a class suit against the companies Grand Isle Shipyard, Black Elk Energy and DNR Offshore Crewing Services.

The Grand Isle Shipyard Company, a US-based company situated in Louisiana, hired and supplied Filipino migrant workers to oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico, particularly Black Elk Energy. The company apparently employed the said workers through DNR Offshore Crewing Services. Continue reading