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OPSEU Colombia Solidarity

Colombia is a country where trade unionists and human rights defenders are killed on a daily basis – just for performing what we would consider normal activities.

In 2009 OPSEU sent a delegation to Colombia to examine the situation and to provide support to those who are fighting for social justice in that country.

Learn more about the tour and help us stop the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.

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November 15, 2013 Trade union member Oscar López Triviño, who worked for Nestlé, was killed on 9 November in Bugalagrande, south-western Colombia. One day earlier, paramilitaries sent a death threat to members of the union to which he belongs. Other members of the union are still at risk. Click here to take action together with the International Union of Food Workers (IUF) more...

October 21, 2013 There are serious ongoing concerns for the safety of indigenous protesters in Colombia amid escalating violence against them by the security forces and after their leaders received a death threat from a right-wing paramilitary group, Amnesty International said. more...

October 3, 2013  The Guatemala Human Rights Commission is asking human rights supporters to call the Canadian Guatemalan embassy and to ask them to stop the violence against protesters in Huehuetenango and promote peaceful dialogue  more...

May 3, 2013 On May 2, OPSEU and 22 other unions and NGOs sent an open letter to Loblaw’s Executive Chairman, Galen Weston, calling on the company to take action to prevent more workers’ deaths. more...

April 29, 2013 On April 24, the Rana Plaza building in Dakha, Bangladesh collapsed, killing hundreds of workers and injuring over 1,000. To date, almost 400 garment workers have been killed and many more are still missing. Although the building owner has been arrested, Canadian organizations are demanding that Loblaws, Walmart and others who source from Bangladesh come clean on what they know and take concrete steps to make sure this kind of tragedy never happens again   more...

July 13, 2012 Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Today, July 18, is Nelson Mandela Day, an annual celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and a global movement for change.   more...

July 11, 2012 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders issued an urgent action today following a death threat  to 13 Colombian human rights defenders.   more...

November 30, 2011 It's not often recognized, but music, dance, theatre, poetry, drumming, song - they're all part of the response to the AIDS pandemic.  more..

November 10, 2011  Meet Betty Matamoros and stand in solidarity with the resistance movement of Honduras at OPSEU Head Office, November 17, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.   more...

July 19, 2011  As unions, sometimes we respond together to communities in desperate need and at other times we urge our members to respond directly to calls from sister organizations with similar aims. A call for help has come from Oxfam Canada.   more...

May 25, 2011  On June 2, 2011, OPSEU joins together with people in Colombia and other parts of the world to mark the 10th anniversary of the forced disappearance of Colombian Indigenous leader Kimy Pernia Domico, and draw attention to ongoing threats and attacks against Indigenous peoples in Colombia.   more...

March 18, 2011 As Japan suffers the effects of a devastating earthquake and tsunami, global unions are coordinating a world-wide trade union response.  more...

March 15, 2011 On Wednesday, March 9th, Members of Parliament made history by voting for legislation that has the potential to save thousands of lives by ensuring access to affordable, generic medicines for people dying of treatable diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in developing countries.  more...

March 2, 2011 Come out to this public forum on March 11 at 7 p.m. to learn more about the role of the Canadian Government in undermining human and civil rights through its free trade agenda.  more...

February 11, 2011 In recent years the few genuinely independent trade unions seeking to improve the lives of Mexican workers have found themselves increasingly under fire.This February, trade unions in Canada and around the world are joining in actions to support the independent trade union movement in Mexico and the right of Mexican workers to be represented by the union of their free choice..  more..

January 10, 2011 Days after organizing a public event to commemorate December 10th - International Human Rights Day - human rights organizations have started receiving a series of death threats. Included among those threatened are Berenice Celeyta of NOMADESC and SINTRAUNICOL, the university workers union.   more..

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