Protect Honduran union leader Victor Crespo!
October 8, 2013
Posted at the International Labor Rights Forum:
Honduran trade union leader Victor Crespo has been forced to flee Honduras after armed assailants tried to batter their way into his home. The attack came after two months of anonymous death threats that began when Mr. Crespo, general secretary of the Sindicato Gremial de Trabajadores del Muelle (SGTM), requested a collective bargaining agreement with the new operators of Puerto Cortes, ICTSI (International Container Terminal Services, Inc). Worker rights activists around the world, led in a campaign by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), are calling on the Honduran Government to secure Mr. Crespo’s safety with police protection and to give assurances about workers being able to exercise their legal right to collectively bargain.
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