AFL-CIO Tells Obama Labour Action Plan has not been Complied with

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 16 April 2012

In a letter to President Obama, Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO has called on the US government not to "relieve the pressure on Colombia to uphold the commitments it made in the Labor [sic] Action Plan".

The letter underlines that it had had reservations about the Action PLan since it "failed to require a halt to the violent repression of labor" noting that "threats assaults, and murders of labour and other human rights defenders have not abated".

The letter underlines a series of problems with the implementation of the Plan, and gives a series of examples of the Colombian government's failure to implement aspects of the Plan.

To read the letter click on the document above right.



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