Conference update persecution of Colombian trade unionists

UNison Conference

UNISON urged its regions and branches to take an active role in supporting the  “courageous” trade unionists in Colombia, with campaigns that will support communities, workers and their families.

Colombia remains the most dangerous country in the world to be a trade unionist – with one trade union member murdered every three days. An estimated 3,000 trade unionists have been killed in recent years.

Despite the Colombian government’s attempts to promote a more humane and progressive image, human rights abuses continue.

UNISON has played a major role in recent attempts to encourage a peace process between the Colombian government and the FARC rebels.

The Northwest Probation and CAFCASS branch of UNISON support the Justice For Columbia Campaign to find out more email