More than 56 trade unionists have been murdered in the last three years in Guatemala, in addition to numerous cases of torture, kidnappings, raids and death threats. Guatemala is now the most dangerous country in the world to be a trade unionist, according to the International Trade Union Confederation.
CUPE is participating in the May 17 Guatemala Day of Action to protest the killing of trade union leaders and defend our Guatemalan Sisters’ and Brothers’ rights to organize and to collectively bargain.
CUPE joins the call for justice for sisters, Santa Alvarado and Kira Zulueto Enriquez Mena, and National Union of Culture union leader Carlos Hernandez Mendoza, Public Services International (PSI) affiliate trade unionists, all of whom were murdered in separate incidents in Guatemala.
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For more information and to send a message demanding immediate action on the PSI website .
Read the PSI article Voices of the living and the dead cry out for justice in Guatemala.