Colombia - Police repression of SINALTRAINAL protest at Colombina S.A.

On 11 May 2017, members of agri-food workers’ union SINALTRAINAL held an informative meeting about the collective bargaining proposals presented to Colombina S.A., in the municipality of Cota, in Cundinamarca. SINALTRAINAL reported that two National Police officers wearing balaclavas, and without identification badges, arrived at the scene and used violence to disperse the participants and removed the organisation’s banners. Thirteen police officers later arrived, stating that they had receive a call from Colombina S.A. managers reporting that a group of unknown individuals were preventing employees from entering and exiting the workplace, a claim the trade union refutes.

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