Monday, August 29, 2011

The alliance between the indigenous peoples and trade unions in Latin America

ITUC Bulletin:

Discrimination, feudal exploitation, poverty, isolation, forced labour…the indigenous
peoples of Latin America are marginalised and with trade union support
denounce the pillage of their ancestral lands.
Reports about the Marlin gold mine in Guatemala and the El Chaco region in
Paraguay. Testimony from Brazil. The trade union priority is the implementation
of ILO Conventions 168 and 29, particularly in relation to international trade
agreements.

For complete report, see: http://www.ituc-csi.org/IMG/pdf/VS_indigenesEN.pdf