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Labour news from Central America


Belize

Trade Unions condemn Petrocaribe Act; debate fate of Senator 2015-04-03 [Breaking News]
NTUCB says Audrey made “error of judgment” over Ashcroft meeting 2015-02-13 [Breaking News]
CWU accuses Social Security of disingenuity over workers’ pay 2015-01-28 [Breaking News]


Costa Rica

Tens of thousands of Costa Rica’s teachers to strike… over everything 2015-04-17 [Inside]
Banana Workers’ Strike Highlights Abuses by Corporations 2015-03-19 [IPS]
Agreement reached on wage increase for public employees 2015-02-06 [The Tico Times]


El Salvador

$300m Claim from Australian-Canadian Mining Multinational under ‘ISDS’ 2015-04-17 [ITUC]
WILL EL SALVADOR BE FORCED TO PAY $301 MILLION FOR VALUING CLEAN WATER OVER GOLD? 2015-04-09 [Equal Times]
Maquila Plants Use Gang Members to Break Unions 2015-03-24 [IPS]


Guatemala

BADLY PAID WORK WILL NOT SAVE GUATEMALANS FROM POVERTY 2015-03-10 [Equal Times]
Badly paid work will not save Guatemalans from poverty 2015-03-10 [Equal Times]
Coca-Cola workers in all plants now 100% unionised 2015-01-16 [UFCW]


Honduras

Garment workers under attack 2015-03-27 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Serious labour rights violations according to US Labor Department Findings 2015-03-17 [ITUC]
Child Workers, Other Labor Violations Found in Honduras by U.S. Gov't 2015-02-28 [NBC]


Nicaragua

Dockers’ unions win HIV/AIDS clause in CBA 2014-09-24 [ITF Global Union]
No sign of life from missing miners 2014-09-02 [Channel News Asia]
Trapped miners rescued; 5 remain 2014-08-31 [Yahoo News]


Panama

Panama Dockworkers Join the ILWU 2015-04-12 [Talking Union]
Chavistas Seek to Derail #SOSVenezuela Protest in Panama 2015-04-11 [PanAm Post]
Bus Drivers reach agreement to end strike 2015-04-07 [Fox News Latino]
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