Education Unions Condemn Ongoing Persecution of Colombian Colleagues

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 22 December 2011

The principal UK education trade unions have written to the Colombian President calling for an end to the abuses against their colleagues in Colombia. The letter, sent on December 20th, condemns the assassinations of at least 12 teacher trade unionists in 2011, the repression of protests that led to the read more

Trade Unionist Assassinated in Antioquia

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 19 December 2011

Unions in Colombia's northern Antioquia department report the assassination of Dora Liliana Ochoa Serna in Segovia. Dora was a member of the regional leadership of the union and was killed while working as an official of the SINTRAOFAN (Union of Public Sector Workers of Antioquia) and SINTRANORDESTE (Union of Public read more

Roslba Gaviria calls for the freedom of other imprisoned trade unionists, such as Liliany Obando Colombian trade unionist and former political prisoner visits the UK and Ireland

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 16 December 2011

Rosalba Gaviria Toro, executive member of FENSUAGRO, the Colombian agricultural workers' trade union, visited the UK and Ireland last week hosted by Justice for Colombia and UNITE. Rosalba, who was unjustly accused of “rebellion” in March 2009 and imprisoned for more than two years, before being released following a read more

Colombian Unions Denounce Latest Threats Drummond Fires Trade Union Leaders

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 12 December 2011

The CUT’s human rights department has reported a series of abuses and threats made against trade unionists in Colombia during November. These form part of 319 threats reported by trade unionists during 2011. On 25th November, at 10.45am, several men travelling in a silver Chevrolet tried to force their way read more

US Letter to Santos on Paramilitary Death Threats Against Unions and Rights Organisations

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 9 December 2011

Declaration on the Death Threats Received by Grassroots Organizations and Human Rights Defenders in Barrancabermeja Paramilitaries continue to attack civil society 7 Dec 2011 Mr. JUAN MANUEL SANTOS President Republic of Colombia. Mr. President: On November 26, 2011, the criminal group linked to drug trafficking know as “Los Rastrojos” read more

Freed Colombian thanks students

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 6 December 2011

ANNE LUCEY A COLOMBIAN trade unionist and rights activist who spent more than two years in jail visited a Kenmare school yesterday to thank two transition-year students who helped secure her release. Rosalba Gaviria Toro is visiting Ireland as a guest of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and campaign read more

FENSUAGRO Signs Historic Partnership Agreement

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 5 December 2011

On November 12th FENSUAGRO, the Colombian agricultural workers’ union, signed an historic partnership agreement with Workers Uniting (the world’s first international trade union made up of UNITE the Union and the United Steel Workers (USW) of the US and Canada) which binds them together in order to confront the “grave read more

Int'l Mission Says Dire Situation Getting Worse

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 5 December 2011

From IPS News By Helda Martínez BOGOTA, Dec 2, 2011 (IPS) - The human rights situation in Colombia is extremely serious, and getting worse, reported an International Verification Mission made up of 40 delegates from 15 countries who visited the country this week."I have visited Colombia six times since 2006, read more