This video from Canada says about itself:
Colombian trade union leader Jesús Lorenzo Brochero Erazo talks about his union Sintracarbon, the union representing workers in the Cerrejon coal mine, one of the largest open pit coal mines in the world. He is visiting Canada to highlight Colombian union and social movement opposition to the 2008 Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.
From British daily The Morning Star:
Wednesday 10 June 2009
The annual death toll has declined from 91 in 2007 and 144 in 2006 – but the report said that many governments still violate workers’ rights and in several cases “were themselves responsible for heavy repression of these rights.”
It reported 7,500 cases of dismissal of workers involved in trade union activity in 68 countries, 20 of which were African. “These cases are, however, only the tip of the iceberg,” the confederation said.
The ITUC comprises 312 national labour unions from 157 countries.
Its annual report said that several dozen nations used death threats or assaults against trade unionists.
The report said that the recession had led some governments to crack down on workers demanding higher wages to cope with the recession and high food prices.
ITUC general secretary Guy Ryder said that repressing workers and denying them basic rights “wreaks havoc on their lives.
“They work extremely long hours in hazardous or unhealthy situations with incomes so low that they are unable to support themselves and their households properly.”
COLOMBIA: All the President’s Spies: here.
Report: The Struggle for Worker Rights in Guatemala: here.
Beating the Anti-Union Drum in Panama: Another WikiLeaks Revelation: here.