Teacher Trade Unionist Murdered Next to Son

News from Colombia | on: Friday, 28 September 2012

Osman Flórez Vergara, teacher and member of the ADEMACOR regional teachers’ union, was assassinated on Wednesday 19th September at 7.45pm, in the town of Sahagún, Córdoba. Osman, a PE teacher, was in an internet cafe with his young son when two men approached on a motorbike and shot him five read more

Peace talks but no Ceasefire

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 21 September 2012

On 28th August this year, Colombian President Santos, confirmed peace talks would take place between the Colombian Government and the FARC and on 5th September the content of the agenda for the dialogues, signed by representatives of both sides in Havana, Cuba, was released. Experts have reacted with cautious optimism. read more

Standing Ovation for Colombian Guest at TUC Congress

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Carmen Mayusa, the General Secretary of ANTHOC – the Colombian health Workers’ Union received a standing ovation after addressing TUC Congress the first day of congress. Introduced by outgoing TUC President and GMB General Secretary Paul Kenny, Carmen thanked the TUC, JFC, UNITE, Unison, Labour MPs and Thompsons for having read more

Patriotic March Leader Detained

News from Colombia | on: Saturday, 15 September 2012

Andres Gil, a national spokesperson for ‘The Patriotic March’, was illegally detained on September 13th as part of a growing persecution against activists in the new political movement which groups indigenous, peasant, trade union and other organisations. The arrest took place at Bogota International airport as Andres was due to read more

Nestle Workers Under Threat in Valle del Cauca

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 13 September 2012

Trade union activists employed at the Nestle factory in Bugalagrande, Valle del Cauca department have been on the receiving end of serious death threats in recent days. Those threatened included Duber Erney Hincapie, Gustavo Bedoya, Frank David Acevedo, Martín Agudelo and Luis Hebert Peñaloza – all members of the SINTRAIMAGRA read more