On January 7, Aldemar was assassinated by two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle on the route from El Hatillo to La Loma in broad daylight. He was a community leader and active trade unionist, until recently employed in the mine of Colombian Natural Resources (CNR). He leaves his wife and three children behind.
The murder of Aldemar is not an isolated incident. ... →
Corruption and Human Rights Violations in the Philippines
Nine years have gone by since the strike of unionists of Nestlé Philippines has begun and still there is little hope for a resolution of the conflict. In 2008, the Supreme Court has filed its third decision on the issue urging Nestlé to restart negotiations. So far, the company has ignored the court’s ruling, because according to the corporation, the workers are laid off work already since 2002. ... →
On February 29, three global union federations, whose affiliates comprise over 50 million union members, unanimously adopted a resolution to conduct a global campaign against Rio Tinto for the illegal lockout in Alma, Quebec. The three global federations include the International Metal Workers Federation, the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers Unions, and International Garment Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation. ... →