Members of union of Nestlé employees threatened with death by paramilitaries, says Amnesty International.

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27 November 2012

Response by Nestlé to allegations on death threats to trade union leaders in Colombia

Author: Nestlé

…The security and safety of our employees is a top priority for Nestlé in Colombia and elsewhere in the world. We categorically reject any type of violence or intimidation against any employee of our company. On the specific cases mentioned by Amnesty International, Nestlé Colombia denounced the violence in both internal and external statements, and has formally intervened with the Colombian authorities at local and national level calling for a swift investigation and adequate protection of those threatened…

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12 November 2012

Trade unionists receive more death threats [Colombia]

Author: Amnesty International

On 7 November, a flyer was left at the home of Rafael Esquivel, the former President of the Bugalagrande branch of the National Union of Food Industry Workers (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Sistema Agroalimentario, SINALTRAINAL) and a former employee of Nestle…Trade unionists William Escobar, Álvaro Vega, Wilson Sáenz, Javier Correa, Julio López, Onofre Esquivel, Alvaro Varela, Fabio Olaya, Mauricio Gomez, Jairo Crespo from SINALTRAINAL, the Trade Union Congress (Central Unitaria de Trabajadores, CUT) and the Union of Municipality Workers (Sindicato de Trabajadores del Municipio, SINTRAMUNICIPIO) were listed as “targets to exterminate” (“objetivo a exterminar”). This death threat comes just days after Julio Lopéz and four other members of SINALTRAINAL were threatened…

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