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Colombia: Trade union president attacked & seriously injured during demonstration for freedom of association rights
LabourStart, 16 Jan 2014

ILO Committee on Freedom of Association draws special attention on serious labour right issues in Guatemala, Colombia and Venezuela
Department of Communication and Public Information, ILO, 24 Jun 2013

Colombia: Amnesty Intl. Says Drummond trade unionists continue to face death threats
Amnesty Intl., 14 Jun 2013

No letup in anti-union pressure in Colombia - 280 trade unionists received death threats & 20 killed in 2012
Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), 19 Apr 2013

Swiss prosecutors close lawsuit against Nestlé alleging company's complicity in murder of Colombian labour leader
AFP, 2 May 2013

Colombia: Amnesty Intl. says trade union leaders negotiating with Cerrejon Coal have been threatened – includes company statement
Amnesty Intl., 21 Jan 2013

Colombia: Judge convicts former contractor of Drummond over union leaders’ killings in 2001; also orders investigation of company’s top executives
Associated Press, 6 Feb 2013

General Secretary of Colombian Sugar Cane Cutters’ union assassinated
National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) (Canada), May 2012

Union & NGO file criminal charges against Nestlé in Switzerland alleging it failed to prevent death of trade unionist in Colombia - company denies all allegations
Basler Zeitung (Switzerland), 6 Mar 2012
    Nestlé response
    Nestlé, 7 Mar 2012

Colombian union leader files suit against BP in US court alleging he was tortured by death squads hired by company
Ryan Abbot, Courthouse News Services, 28 Feb 2012
    full text of complaint
    Terry Collingsworth, Conrad & Scherer LLP, 24 Feb 2012

Colombia: Unions call on Gas Natural to protect unionised workers who have received death threats - includes company response in Spanish
Intl. Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions (ICEM), 6 Feb 2012

Colombia: Human Rights Watch study finds "virtually no progress" in obtaining convictions for killings of trade unionists
Frank Bajak, Huffington Post (USA), 2 Oct 2011
     Human Rights Watch letter to Colombian Attorney General re impunity for anti-union violence
     José Miguel Vivanco, Human Rights Watch, 3 Oct 2011

Colombia: Contractor who was trying to bring trade union rights to temporary Ecopetrol employees is killed
Intl. Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Union (ICEM), 2 Oct 2011

Colombia: Vale Coal Colombia allegedly made reprisals against workers who tried to unionise, says US union USW - includes company response
Tom Heyden, Colombia Reports, 20 June 2011

Colombia: Summary profile of lawsuit against Drummond for alleged involvement in killings of trade unionists including various media reports
compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Last updated 4 Feb 2011

Colombia: Executives, employees of oil company Ocensa under investigation for alleged kidnapping, torture of union leader
Manuela Kuehr, Colombia Reports, 9 Dec 2010

Colombia: Excerpt of book alleging bottling plants supplying Coca-Cola are linked with killings of trade unionists
Mark Thomas, Guardian (UK), 20 Sep 2008

Colombia: Union leader describes displacement, death threats & killings in struggle against mining companies
Saundra Satterlee, Guardian (UK), 25 Apr 2008

Colombia: Amnesty Intl. issues urgent action for death threats received by unionists opposing mining in Bolívar
Amnesty Intl., 15 Apr 2008

Colombia: Amnesty Intl. fears for safety of foodworker unionists following death threats, abduction
Amnesty Intl., 11 Oct 2007

Colombia: Glencore accused of dismissing workers trying to form a union as well as two reported attempts on life of trade unionist from Glencore-licensed mine – includes company response
compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Aug 2007

Colombia: Union leader tells jury in war crimes trial that Drummond official made death threat
Russell Hubbard, Birmingham News (USA), 12 Jul 2007

Colombia: Amnesty Intl. highlights "systematic" attacks against trade unionists
Amnesty Intl., 3 Jul 2007

Colombia: Union representatives tell US Democrat representative they are "tired of our people being killed, of the constant abuses and the impunity"
Helda Martinez, Inter Press Service, 20 Mar 2007

DONG Energy says it will not sign new contracts with Drummond coal before lawsuit regarding killings of trade unionists in Colombia is resolved
compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Nov 2006

Colombia: Lawsuit filed in USA against Nestlé for alleged complicity in killing of trade unionist
Jane Bussey, Miami Herald (USA), 28 Oct, 2006

Colombia Govt. urged to protect trade unionists from killings: "treat workers' rights as human rights" before US enters into free trade agreement
New York Times, 12 Jul 2006

BusinessWeek in-depth articles on Coca-Cola's labour rights record in Colombia
Bloomberg, 23 Jan 2006

Colombia: 94 trade unionists assassinated last year
Justice for Colombia, 28 Feb 2005

Colombia: United Steelworkers of America president writes to Coca-Cola & Colombian president calling for investigations into murder of trade unionist
Pittsburgh Business Times (USA), 6 Sep 2002

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Colombia: Un sindicalista de industria de cerveza asesinado y otro más amenazado por supuestos paramilitares; campaña internacional por su protección
Rel-UITA, 15 enero 2014

El presidente de la CUT Caldas perdió el ojo izquierdo (Colombia)
La Patria, 15 enero 2014

Colombia: Organizaciones sindicales protestan por detenciones de dirigentes supuestamente opuestos a Pacific Rubiales
Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos y Paz U.S.O., Junta Directiva U.S.O Nacional (Colombia), 6 diciembre 2013

Colombia: Informe de ONG de derechos laborales indica que aumentó el índice de ataques contra sindicalistas en el 2013
Agencia de información laboral, Escuela Nacional Sindical (Colombia), 10 diciembre 2013

Comité de Libertad Sindical llama la atención por la gravedad de violaciones de derechos laborales en Guatemala, Colombia y Venezuela
Departamento de Comunicación e Información al Público, Organización Internacional del Trabajo, OIT, 24 junio 2013

Colombia: Amnistía Internacional denuncia continuación de amenazas de muerte contra sindicalistas de Drummond
Amnistía Internacional, 14 junio 2013

Colombia: Dirigentes sindicales de Carbones del Cerrejón reciben amenazas - incluye comunicado de la empresa
Industri-All-Colombia & Agencia de Información Laboral, Escuela Nacional Sindical, ENS (Colombia), enero 2013

Colombia: Justicia colombiana sentencia a ex-contratista de Drummond por asesinato de dos sindicalistas en el 2001, y ordena investigar a dirigentes de la empresa
Associated Press, 6 febrero, 2013

Colombia: Organizaciones sindicales denuncian abusos laborales en Bavaria, filial de cervecera SabMiller - incluye la respuesta de Bavaria-SABMiller
Agencia de Información Laboral, Escuela Nacional Sindical (Colombia), 11 julio 2012

ONG & sindicato presentan una demanda penal en Suiza contra Nestlé por supuestamente no haber prevenido el homicidio de sindicalista colombiano
European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), 6 marzo 2012

Colombia: Sindicatos demandan a Gas Natural protección para trabajadores amenazados de muerte por su actividad sindical en filial de la empresa, Electricaribe
Federación Internacional de Sindicatos de la Energía, Química, Minas e Industrias Diversas (ICEM), 6 febrero 2012

Colombia: 12 trabajadores de Proservis, contratista de Coca-Cola Femsa, despedidos por sindicalizarse; otros dirigentes del sindicato denuncian persecución – Coca-Cola Femsa responde
Notiagen (Colombia), 21 enero 2012

Colombia: Trabajadores denuncian que Caja de Compensación Colsubsidio despidió a 22 trabajadores por "tratar de conformar un sindicato" y acusó penalmente a 4 directivos - invitamos a la empresa a responder pero no lo hizo
Agencia de información laboral, Escuela Nacional Sindical, ENS (Colombia), 17 noviembre 2011

Colombia debe garantizar justicia frente a violencia antisindical
José Miguel Vivanco, Human Rights Watch, 3 octubre 2011

Colombia: Asesinan a dirigente de trabajadores subcontratados de Ecopetrol
Federación Internacional de Sindicatos de la Química, Energía, Minas e Industrias Diversas (ICEM), 2 octubre 2011

Colombia: Minera de carbón Vale Coal Colombia no respeta el derecho a la libre sindicalización de sus trabajadores, dice federación internacional de trabajadores ICEM -  Respuesta de Vale
Federación Internacional de Sindicatos de la Química, Energía, Minas e Industrias Diversas (ICEM), 20 junio 2011

Colombia: Sindicato denuncia asesinato de ex dirigente que trabajaba para subsidiaria de Nestlé, y llama a la empresa a colaborar con las investigaciones
SINALTRAINAL (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria de Alimentos)(Colombia), 3 mayo 2011

Colombia: Sindicato de trabajadores de Cerrejón condena y denuncia nuevas amenazas, hostigamientos y agresiones contra sus miembros y dirigentes sindicales – la empresa responde
SINTRACARBÓN (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria del Carbón), 30 abril 2011

Colombia: Amnistía Internal. emite acción urgente por amenazas de muerte contra sindicalistas opuestos a minería en Bolívar
Amnistía Internacional, 15 abril 2008

Colombia: Sindicato USW pide a Uribe que proteja a Sinaltrainal tras amenazas
Terra Actualidad, EFE, 6 octubre 2007

Colombia: Informe de Amnistía destaca agresiones "sistemáticas" contra sindicalistas
Amnistía Internacional, 3 julio 2007

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Colombie: Des syndicalistes qui négocient avec Drummond à nouveau menacés de mort
Amnesty International, 14 juin 2013

Suisse : Associations européennes & colombiennes déposent plainte auprès du Ministère public de Zoug contre Nestlé concernant le meurtre d’un syndicaliste colombien
European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), 6 mars 2012

La Colombie est l'un des endroits les plus dangereux du monde pour les syndicalistes
Amnesty Intl., 3 juillet 2007

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2 October 2011

Contract Workers’ Leader at Ecopetrol in Colombia Assassinated

Author: International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Union (ICEM)

The International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and & General Workers’ Unions (ICEM) condemns the…assassination of a Colombian contract worker who was working with affiliate Unión Sindical Obrera (USO) to bring trade union rights to...

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2 October 2011

Study: Colombia Anti-Union Violence Undeterred

Author: Frank Bajak, Huffington Post [USA]

A new study challenges claims from the administration of President Barack Obama that Colombia is making important strides in bringing to justice killers of labor activists and so deserves U.S. congressional approval of a long-stalled free trade pact....

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20 June 2011

Colombia violating FTA labor agreements through union reprisals: US Union

Author: Tom Heyden, Colombia Reports

Vale Coal Colombia has been violating the Labor Action Plan between the United States and Colombia, a requisite of the pending free trade agreement, through threats and reprisals against unionists in the northern department of Cesar, according to U.S....

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20 June 2011
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Author: Federación Internacional de Sindicatos de la Química, Energía, Minas e Industrias Diversas (ICEM)

...[E]n Colombia, Vale demostró su oposición agresiva contra la sindicalización de los trabajadores. El 3 de junio, los trabajadores de la mina El Hatillo, en el Departamento de César…se inscribieron en Sintramienergética, organización afiliada a la...

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6 May 2011
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Author: SINALTRAINAL (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria de Alimentos) [Colombia]

...[El]...30 de Abril de 2011 fue asesinado...el ex trabajador y ex dirigente de Sinaltrainal Roberto González...integrante de la Junta Directiva de Sinaltrainal…[quien] trabajó para Cicolac [subsidiaria de Nestlé] hasta Octubre...2003 [cuando] debió...

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30 April 2011
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Author: SINTRACARBÓN (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria del Carbón) [Colombia]

El Sindicato Nacional de los Trabajadores de la Industria del Carbón Sintracarbón, rechaza enérgicamente las amenazas, hostigamientos y agresiones de las cuales han sido objeto nuestros compañeros Fredy Lozano Villarreal presidente de la seccional...

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9 December 2010

Oil company Ocensa investigated for paramilitary ties

Author: Manuela Kuehr, Colombia Reports

Several executives of the multinational oil company Ocensa are under investigation in connection with the kidnapping of a unionist and their alleged ties to paramilitaries, Noticias Uno reported Thursday. Unionist Gilberto Edgar Torres Martinez was...

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20 September 2008

To die for [Colombia]

Author: Mark Thomas, Guardian [UK]

Being a trade union organiser in bottling plants used by Coca-Cola in Colombia is a dangerous business - they are prime targets for death squads. Can Coke be held responsible?...Sinaltrainal [Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria de...

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25 April 2008

Colombian gold miners under threat

Author: Saundra Satterlee, Guardian [UK]

Colombia is a dangerous place to be a trade unionist. Teofilo Acuña is president of the mining federation of Sur de Bolivar, an area in which violence and disappearances have escalated since the arrival of multinational mining companies three years...

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15 April 2008
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Author: Amnistía Internacional

Miembros del Programa de Desarrollo y Paz del Magdalena Medio, miembros de la organización de derechos humanos Corporación Sembrar, miembros del sindicato Federación Agrominera del Sur de Bolívar (Fedeagromisbol) [y] sacerdotes católicos…recibieron por...

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