Colombia - Riot police violently repress public employees’ protest

On 30 March 2017, state employees staged a protest after Finance Minister Mauricio Cárdenas failed to attend the negotiation of the third national collective bargaining collective bargaining The process of negotiating mutually acceptable terms and conditions of employment as well as regulating industrial relations between one or more workers’ representatives, trade unions, or trade union centres on the one hand and an employer, a group of employers or one or more employers’ organisations on the other.

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proposals presented to the National Government by public employees’ unions and federations. The protest was repressed by riot police officers, who used violence to disperse the workers.

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