IndustriALL singles out Mexico & Colombia for “special attention” due to severe abuses of freedom of association

Author: IndustriALL, Published on: 20 July 2014

“Mexico and Colombia on IndustriALL’s critical list for severe worker violations"” - 14 July 2014 

Mexico and Colombia have been singled out for special attention by IndustriALL Global Union due to severe and systematic trade union violations against IndustriALL affiliates in both countries…In Mexico, independent unions are prevented from organizing and gaining bargaining rights because of the near universal use of sham ‘protection contracts’…In addition, international pressure on the government to ensure respect for freedom of association continues, as do the efforts of independent unions to seek justice in the courts, with a number of recent successes in this area. In Colombia, where more trade unionists are killed every year than in the rest of the world combined, unions face constant persecution in a climate of total impunity…[Includes: Ecopetrol]

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Related companies: Ecopetrol