On 5 March 2015, the Banco Regional issued a termination notice unfairly dismissing Sonia Espínola Báez, leader of the Federación de Trabajadores Bancarios y Afines del Paraguay (FETRABAN), just as she was taking on the position of trade representative at the bank.
The bank had been duly notified (...)
The strike action staged by the Liga de Obreros Marítimos del Paraguay (LOMP) in Asuncion on 12 November 2014, during which dockworkers blocked the Paraguay River at the level of Caacupemí port in Zeballos Cué, was harshly suppressed by the Naval Prefecture.
As dockworkers protested by gathering (...)
The Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria Agropecuaria (Sintrainagro) denounced a terrorist attack against its president, Guillermo Rivera, and treasurer, Medardo Cuesta, on 24 February, in Florida, in Valle del Cauca.
The two trade union leaders were doing a tour of the various (...)
On 3 March 2015, the Mobile Antiriot Squadron (ESMAD) attacked striking cane cutters at the Risaralda sugar mill, injuring five people, two critically. The incident took place in the early hours of the morning whilst the workers were sleeping in tents outside of the Risaralda mill in La (...)
In January 2014, the banana company Sumifru suspended employment contracts of 141 union members. However, the labour arbitration board ordered their reinstatement and the payment of compensation for lost wages. When the company failed to comply with the order, workers conducted a picket in (...)