Is there freedom for trade unions and similar professional or labor organizations? Are trade unions allowed to be established and to operate without government interference? Are workers pressured by the government or employers to join or not to join certain trade unions, and do they face harassment, violence, or dismissal from their jobs if they fail to comply? Are workers permitted to engage in strikes, and do participants in peaceful strikes face reprisals? (Note: This question may not apply to workers in narrowly defined essential government services or public safety jobs.) Are unions able to bargain collectively with employers and negotiate agreements that are honored in practice? For states with primarily agricultural economies that do not necessarily support the formation of trade unions, does the government allow for the establishment of agricultural workers’ organizations or their equivalents? Is there legislation expressly forbidding the formation of trade unions?

    Source: Freedom House