Honduras - Union busting at Honduran Social Security Institute

On 7 July 2017, the Sindicato de Trabajadores del Instituto Hondureño de Seguridad Social (SITRAIHSS) denounced the Financial Control Committee to the National Human Rights Commission (CONADEH), calling on it to investigate the violations of its members’ human rights. The complaint presented by SITRAIHSS establishes that the government’s policy is to destroy trade union organisations and to outsource services, through the privatisation of institutions and the violation of labour rights.

It provides as an example the decision announced during the second half of May by the IHSS Financial Control Committee to reorganise the security and surveillance project at national level. The decision, implemented on 1 July, was rejected by the trade union organisation both in direct talks and in writing. More than 200 of its members working in the internal security and surveillance division were dismissed on 30 June 2017.

The trade union also denounced that the Financial Control Committee had violated its members’ labour rights by refusing to recognise the minimum wage review for the years 2014 and 2015, and that overtime had not been paid for years.

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