Mensaje Solidario con la CUT

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 27 June 2014

Justice for Colombia (JFC), la ONG de la TUC (Central Sindical Británica), basada en Londres y apoyada por más de seis millones de trabajadores y más de 80 parlamentarios británicos de varios partidos condena el ataque violento en contra del compañero Álvaro José Vega, miembro del Comité Ejecutivo de read more



Trade Union Leader Attacked with Acid

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 27 June 2014

Yesterday morning Alvaro Jose Vega, member of the CUT Executive Committee and Director of the Legal Department was attacked with acid in the city of Cali, in south-western Colombia. Mr Vega was rushed to hospital with severe burns to his face. The CUT leadership has called on the government and read more



Solidarity action calling for the release of Huber Ballesteros JFC guest receives warm welcome at UNISONís annual conference

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 23 June 2014

Martha Diaz, a Colombian public sector trade unionist and national committee member of the Patriotic March, left a lasting impact on the delegates at the UNISON conference which took place in Brighton from 17th to 20th June. There was a deafening silence as Martha addressed the International Rally, and read more



Military operations in Catatumbo lead to death of 8-year old girl

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 20 June 2014

Tragedy in rural Colombia is common, but that does not make the grief any easier for the parents of Dariane Sepúlveda Díaz, an eight year old girl who died on Tuesday, 17 June, after being shot in the head. The death came in the midst of a now almost two read more



Attempted assassination of trade union leader

News from Colombia | on: Friday, 20 June 2014

Taken from urgent action released by Amnesty International Trade union leader José Onofre Esquivel Luna was in a car in Medellín, Antioquia Department, northwest Colombia, on 16 June, when two men started shooting at him. His safety is at risk. On 16 June José Onofre Esquivel Luna, vice-president read more



Juan Manuel Santos wins presidential election in show of support for peace process

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 16 June 2014

Colombian voters have elected Juan Manuel Santos to be President of Colombia for a second four-year term. The second round of voting had seen the incumbent Santos in a run-off with Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, a candidate backed by the ex-president Alvaro Uribe and a fierce critic of the peace process read more



FCO Minister answers questions on Huber Ballesteros

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 12 June 2014

On 9 June 2014, The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hugo Swire, responded to a series of written questions on the imprisoned Colombian trade unionist Huber Ballesteros tabled by Robert Flello MP. Robert Flello (Stoke-on-Trent South, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: read more



Harassment and persecution continues

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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Colombia faces scrutiny at ILO conference

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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Peasant killed in midst of ongoing strikes

News from Colombia | on: Friday, 6 June 2014

On 4 June 2014, Esperanza Gomez was forced off a bus close to Puerto Caicedo in Putumayo by several hooded individuals. She was then shot and left at the road side. Ms. Gomez was a member of the peasant organisation ATCAM and a member of the Patriotic March. read more



Increase in anti-union violence

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 5 June 2014

Translated excerpt from article by Alberto Vanegas, Executive Committee Member, CUT Contrary to official claims that the situation is improving, the number of trade unionists killed rose from 22 in 2012 to 28 in 2013 and the number of threats and assaults also increased as new strategies for persecuting trade read more



Paramilitaries threaten humanitarian organisations in Buenaventura

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 3 June 2014

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Violent period for trade unionists

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 3 June 2014

The General Secretary of a region of the Colombian TUC (CUT) survived an assassination attempt in early May in which the hitman ended up dead and the unionist’s bodyguard escaped with injuries. Luis Alberto Plazas Velez is the General Secretary of the CUT in the Department of Bolivar and was read more



Colombian trade unionist suffers fire bomb attack

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 3 June 2014

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Attempted murder of trade union leader

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 3 June 2014

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Police withdraw protection for human rights activist

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 3 June 2014

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