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international | worker & community struggles and protests | other press Thursday November 14, 2013 14:46 by libcom.org
Right wing paramiltaries murder trade unionist
Another trade unionist murdered in Colombia.
Nestle have predictably condemned the murder, issuing a statement saying – "We hope the authorities will be able to identify and arrest whoever is responsible for this crime." Not likely when you consider the apparent collusion between the government, Church, Police, bosses, and right-wing mercenaries. The former leader of the ‘Urabenos’ group – Carlos Castano – said that, “We kill trade unionists because the interfere with working people.”
Colombia is the most dangerous place in the world to be a trade unionist. Every year numerous union leaders, union activists and union members are assassinated - simply because of their trade union activities. Over 2,500 unionists have been murdered in the past 20 years, more than in the rest of the world combined.
Over 400 credible threats against active trade unionists were reported in 2012 and over 20 were actually murdered. In the last couple of years of the dispute with Nestle, 15 Nestle employees (mainly trade unionists) have also been murdered. What steps have Nestle taken to protect the workers? Yes, you guessed correctly – absolutely none. Anyone would think that Nestle are in cahoots with them!
Solidarity with the Colombian trade unionists!