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Guatemala: Intl. Trade Union Confederation condemns killing of young construction unionist in Quetzaltenango
ITUC, 14 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

ITUC campaign in defence of the freedom of association in Guatemala
IndustriALL, 25 Jan 2013

Guatemala: Banana Union leader killed "in the midst of a battle" waged by the union against Del Monte's subsidiary Bandegua
Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), 10 Feb 2012

Guatemala: Coca-Cola Co. Denies Involvement in Murder and Rape, Blames "U.S. Judicial System"
Eric Michael Johnson, Huffington Post, 11 Mar 2010

Guatemala: Coca-Cola Hit with New Charges of Murder, Rape, Torture
Grassroots Net, 1 Mar 2010

Coca-Cola sued in US by Guatemalans over anti-union violence including death threats & killings
Partricia Hurtado, Bloomberg, 27 Feb 2010

Guatemala: Trade union leader Víctor Gálvez murdered - had denounced labour abuses by subsidiaries of company, Union Fenosa
US Labor Education in the Americas Project (USLEAP), 30 Oct 2009

Guatemala: Trades unionists call for protection for bishop after death threats 
George Conger, Religious Intelligence, 14 Apr 2008
- Bishop had been supporting for landless peasants and Indians who had protested the issuance of mining permits to a Goldcorp

Guatemala: Rape of girl on coffee farm, allegedly as part of trade union repression, clouds CAFTA negotiations
Frank Jack Daniel, Reuters, 29 Jul 2004

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14 January 2014

Guatemala: Member of Young Trade Unionists’ Network Murdered in Quetzaltenango

Author: International Trade Union Confederation

The ITUC has firmly condemned the killing of Marlon Dagoberto Vásquez López, aged just 19. Marlon played an active role in the young trade unionists’ network in Quetzaltenango and was a member of the construction and service workers’ union SINCSG ...

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24 June 2013
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Author: Departamento de Comunicación e Información al Público, Organización Internacional del Trabajo, OIT

El Comité de Libertad Sindical llamó especialmente la atención…sobre la situación en Guatemala…y la República Bolivariana de Venezuela debido a la gravedad y urgencia de los casos…que amenazan la vida o la libertad de las personas, o las…condiciones...

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24 June 2013

ILO Governing Body adopts reports of the Committee on Freedom of Association

Author: Department of Communication and Public Information, ILO

The Committee on Freedom of Association (CFA) drew the special attention of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Governing Body to the serious and urgent cases of Guatemala, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Bolivarian Republic of...

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24 January 2013

ITUC campaign in defence of the freedom of association in Guatemala

Author: IndustriALL

Trade unions are to write to their governments asking them to urge the ILO Governing Body to approve the creation of a Commission of Inquiry to examine the grave and systematic violations of ILO Convention 87 on the Freedom of Association and...

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10 February 2012

Banana Union Target of Deadly Repression in Guatemala

Author: ITUC-CSI

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...

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9 February 2012
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Author: CSA-CSI

La Confederación Sindical Internacional…[denuncia]…el asesinato de Miguel Ángel González Ramírez, afiliado a SITRBI…en Izabal…[El] asesinato ocurre en medio del reclamo y gestiones del SITRABI ante la compañía BANDEGUA, subsidiaria de Del Monte, por el...

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8 June 2011
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Author: Confederación Sindical Internacional

Según la información recibida por la CSI, a pesar de las prohibiciones emitidas por el Juez de no poder despedir a ningún trabajador, TOMZA inició los despidos el 28 de mayo, llegando a despedir un total de 12 trabajadores. [Invitamos a Grupo Tomza a...

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11 March 2010

Coca-Cola Co. Denies Involvement in Murder and Rape, Blames "U.S. Judicial System" [Guatemala]

Author: Eric Michael Johnson, Huffington Post

The case…alleges that a subsidiary of Coca-Cola based in Guatemala City...engaged in terror tactics against the families of Palacios and Jose Alberto Vicente Chavez because of their union activities. The plaintiffs allege that they were targeted with...

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1 March 2010

Coca-Cola Hit with New Charges of Murder, Rape, Torture [Guatemala]

Author: Grassroots Netroots Alliance

On February 25, 2010 a lawsuit was filed on behalf of eight plaintiffs in the Supreme Court of the State of New York against The Coca-Cola Co. and Coke processing and bottling plants in Guatemala. This case involves charges of murder, rape and torture...

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27 February 2010

Coca-Cola Sued in U.S. by Guatemalans Over Anti-Union Violence

Author: Patricia Hurtado, Bloomberg

Coca-Cola Co. was sued by Guatemalan workers who say they endured a “campaign of violence” by people working on behalf of bottling and processing plants Coke owns or owned there after they engaged in union activities. …Kerry Kerr, a spokeswoman for...

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