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Banana Union Target of Deadly Repression in Guatemala

Author: ITUC-CSI, Published on: 10 February 2012

Miguel Angel González Ramírez, a member of the Izabal banana workers' union SITRABI, was killed on 5 February. He was shot several times whilst carrying his young child in his arms...The murder took place in the midst of a battle being waged by SITRABI following the refusal of Del Monte subsidiary Bandegua to pay the minimum wage recently set by the government. "Workers have a right to a decent wage and employers have a duty to respect the legislation and the ILO core conventions ratified by Guatemala," insisted the ITUC general secretary…

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