Colombia's ambassador to Canada Nicolas Lloreda Ricaurte provides a misleadingly positive assessment of the human rights situation in his country (RE: "Colombia article outdated," July 10) I recently participated in a Canadian civil society mission to Colombia that heard a very different story.
A Toronto-based company is trampling on the rights of workers, indigenous people and the environment in Colombia, but Canadian officials are more concerned with strengthening business ties in the country.
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – Local and national leaders from Canada's largest energy union will take part in a public hearing this week on charges laid against the Canadian oil and gold company, Pacific Rubiales Energy, in Bogota, Colombia.
DUBLIN – Vice-President Media Peter Murdoch addresses the Congress of the International Federation of Journalists meeting this week in Dublin. Among other issues the Congress has focused on the safety of journalists worldwide.
Over 200 delegates marched through Dublin Wednesday evening in memory of the more than 400 journalists killed since the Congress last met in 2009.
OTTAWA – "The photos of the factory building collapse in Bangladesh tell the story of corporate greed run amuck, says Dave Coles, president of Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada. "This criminal disaster is the direct result of unregulated, free-market capitalism."
Coles says even the most basic of International Labour Organization standards have been violated and the retailers responsible should be condemned in the harshest terms and brought to swift justice."
My name is Cassandra Kresse, I work at Suncor Energy in Fort McMurray, AB and I am the Western region representative on the CEP National Young Workers Committee. Recently, I participated in an international solidarity delegation with the Humanity Fund to review some of the projects that this program supports.
The national telecommunications workers unions from Mexico, United States and Canada- the Sindicato de Telefonistas de la Repbúlica Mxicana (STRM), the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Communications Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP)- working in a tri-national alliance join together today, International Women's Day, to express our common commitment to the fundamental rights of women- as workers and as social actors in the construction of a society based on respect and equality.
MEXICO CITY – Canada’s largest telecommunications union has organized a tri-national conference of telecom unions that begins today in Mexico City to work on strategies for reversing what Dave Coles says is “growing job insecurity and poor working conditions faced by telco workers in North America.”
Canadian unions, led by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), met with the Mexican Embassy in Ottawa, on February 14, 2013, to express grave concerns about Mexico’s ongoing and flagrant violations of international labour rights and standards.