On 24 July 2015, worker Nelson Quichillao López died as a result of shots fired by the Special Forces on the outskirts of the city of El Salvador. Another worker, Rodrigo Vásquez Salazar, was seriously injured.
According to the copper workers’ confederation Confederación de Trabajadores del Cobre (...)
In the early hours of 25 July 2015, security forces were deployed to dislodge mineworkers and residents of Sonora from Grupo México’s water pumping plants in the Cananea mining district.
The plants had been peacefully occupied to demand a solution to the labour dispute being fought by members of (...)
Since 2013, Hialpesa, supplier of garments to Nautica, Guess, and The North Face, has effectively ignored a labour inspectorate order to convert over 1000 workers to permanent contracts. In 2014, the company threatened to close a spinning plant where 90 percent of union members worked, and an (...)
Camposol, Peru’s largest agro-export company, hires the vast majority of its workforce of over 13,000 on various forms of temporary contracts. Company management routinely retaliates against workers who join a union or lodge complaints by placing them on “temporary leave” or refusing to renew (...)
Agrícola Virú, one of the largest Peruvian agro-exporters, employs over 8,000 workers largely on temporary and seasonal contracts. According to a recent report, the company has used a wide range of anti-union tactics to deny workers their right to freedom of association, including the harassment (...)