TUC Protests Upsurge in Colombian Trade Union Murders

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 6 March 2009

The Trades Union Congress (TUC), representing over six million British workers, has written to the Colombian Ambassador in London protesting the recent murders of four trade union activists and the attempted assassination of another. The letter was sent by Frances O'Grady, the TUC's deputy leader who is also a Vice President of Justice for Colombia.

Visit the TUC website to read the letter in full.

For more details about the murders and other attacks on Colombian trade unionists so far this year see the following stories:

February 27th, Trade Unionist in Intensive Care After Assassination Attempt

February 23rd, Three Trade Unionists Assassinated in Eight Days in Colombia

January 30th, Trade Unionist Killed Following Paramilitary Death Threat

January 19th, Colombian Trade Unionist Shot Dead in Front of Six-Year-Old Son

January 9th, Disappeared Trade Unionist Found Murdered

January 8th, Wife of Trade Union President Shot Dead

January 5th, Four Hours into the New Year, First Colombian Trade Unionist Murdered in 2009

January 3rd, Soldiers Physically Attack Trade Unionists



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