Paraguay - Violation of the right to strike at Catholic University

On 13 October 2017, employees at the Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (UCA) launched strike action in protest at the breach of the collective agreement. Juan Abdala, deputy general secretary of the Sindicato de Trabajadores de la UCA, described as shameful the precautionary measure adopted by the university authorities to stop the employees from coming within 100 metres of the premises.

The strike was called to denounce various breaches of the collective agreement, such as the failure to provide breastfeeding rooms for the female employees at the university. In December, the university’s board of governors dismissed four trade unionists who had taken part in the strike.

© ITUC-CSI-IGB 2013 | | Contact Design by - maps: jVectorMap