Video: TUC 2019 motion condemning anti-trade union violence in Colombia

At its annual conference in Brighton, held over 8-11 September 2019, the TUC resolved to continue lobbying the British government to pressure its Colombian counterpart to fully implement the 2016 peace agreement as the most effective means of tackling violence against trade unionists and other social activists.

It also called on all TUC member unions to support the work of Justice for Colombia (JFC), the TUC’s official campaign to support trade unionism, human rights and peace in Colombia.

34 trade unionists were murdered in Colombia in 2018, more than double the previous year’s figure of 15 and accounting for almost two-thirds of worldwide cases.

The motion was moved by the POA (prison officers union) and seconded by ASLEF (train drivers union). The video shows the supporting statements presented by CSP (physiotherapists), Unite the Union (general) and NASUWT (teachers).

For the full article on the motion, and to read the text, click here.