Wave of threats against union leaders in Cali

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 14 January 2016

Unions and human rights defenders in the Valle del Cauca Department have reported a number of death threats against important union leaders from the Colombian TUC (CUT) and SINTRAUNICOL, the National Union of University Workers, in Cali. Members of UNISON met with SINTRAUNICOL on a recent delegation to Colombia.

They have called on the government to take measures to protect unionists and investigate those responsible. The threatened union leaders have played an important role in defending workers' rights and the human rights of some of the most vulnerable communities in Cali, alongside participating in important peace debates at both national and local level.

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