violence against union leaders

Report Tallies Threats against Guatemala Unionists

Guatemala is still one of the most dangerous places in the world for worker rights activists, with 14 incidents of anti-union violence documented and verified in 2015, according to a report issued today by the Worker Rights Defenders Network of Guatemala. The incidents—including the October 2015 murder of Mynor Rolando Ramos Castillo, a municipal worker… [READ MORE]

Make the Colombia Labor Rights Action Plan Work for Workers

The governments of Colombia and the United States signed the Labor Action Plan (LAP) three years ago this week. The plan was intended to provide a road map for Colombia to protect internationally recognized labor rights, prevent violence against labor leaders and prosecute the perpetrators of such violence. As a new AFL-CIO report shows, systemic… [READ MORE]

10 Injured in Violent Attack on Tunisian Trade Union

Ten people were injured today after they were attacked by a mob of men wielding knives, sticks and rocks at the Tunisian Labor Federation (Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail UGTT) in the capital, Tunis. As trade unionists held an overnight vigil to commemorate the 1952 assassination of Farhat Hached, UGTT founder and first general secretary,… [READ MORE]