The Palo Gordo sugar mill in Guatemala has launched a series of selective dismissals targeting unionised workers, undermining the trade union organisation and the collective bargaining agreement. The dismissals were staged as follows: 10 workers were dismissed on 28 February 2015, 10 more on 15 (...)
On 20 November 2015, the Colombian trade union centre Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT) denounced the murder of Marceli Méndez Bertel, president of the Sincelejo branch of the teachers’ union Asociación de Educadores de Sucre (ADES). The incident took place in the afternoon of 17 November (...)
On 30 October 2015, the tuna fish company Seatech International halted production and closed its plant in Cartagena, Colombia, for two weeks, leaving its staff of over a 1000 people, mostly women breadwinners, without work or income during that time.
In protest at the situation, a group of 125 (...)
On 22 July 2014, Dr. Carlos Figueroa, trade union leader and former executive secretary of the Ecuadorian medical federation Federación Médica Ecuatoriana was arrested by the police in the city of Quito whilst visiting his mother who was terminally ill with cancer. On 24 March 2014, the (...)
On 15 November 2014, the general secretary of the Vanguardia Obrera affiliated to the Confederación Revolucionaria de Obreros y Campesinos (CROC), Jorge Zarco Reyes, was shot dead whilst in a restaurant in Tierra Blanca, in the state of Veracruz. Since his arrival in Veracruz, Jorge Zarco had (...)