Honduras - EPZ union leader receives death threats

In February 2018, Lino Hernández, leader of SitraStar (Sindicato de Trabajadores de Star), which represents employees at the EPZ export processing zone A special industrial area in a country where imported materials are processed before being re-exported. Designed to attract mostly foreign investors by offering incentives such as exemptions from certain trade barriers, taxes, business regulations, and/or labour laws. owned by multinational Gildan, resigned from his post and from the union after he and his family received death threats and suffered acts of intimidation. Lino Hernández had been fighting for labour rights and the negotiation of a collective agreement at Gildan’s factories.

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