Assassinations of Trade Unionists in Colombia and the Proposed Free Trade Agreement

Date: February 27, 2008

Conference held February 27, 2008 at the Economic Policy Institute, Washington, DC

Luciano Vasquez
Director General, Escuela Nacional Sindical (ENS), Medellin, Colombia

Since 1986, there have been more than 2,515 documented killings of trade unionists. Many have been tied to multi-national corporations. The trade agreement would increase the presence and power of multi-nationals.

Conference Audio
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Related Report from ENS
Labor Rights and Freedom of Association in Colombia: Evaluation and Proposals for the Implementation of the Tripartite Agreement [PDF]