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Wave of anti-union repression in Panama
Author: International Trade Union Confederation, Published on: 13 July 2010
According to information received by the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation), several acts of repression took place on 8 July in the [Bocas del Toro] Province, in which six people lost their lives. These unacceptable acts were targeted against banana workers and construction workers from the Panama Canal in Colón. Leaders of...trade unions were arrested. The striking workers were protesting against the decision by the Government of Panama to impose Law 30, which undermines fundamental rights, such as the right to strike and freedom of association.