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Labour news from Central America


Belize

BCWU wins pay increase for BTL workers 2014-04-13 [Breaking News]
A 12 hour strike by stevedores over subsistence 2014-03-22 [News 5]
Warring factions agree to new female president of Christian Workers Union 2013-12-31 [Guardian]


Costa Rica

Intel to close Costa Rica chip assembly plant, lay off 1,500 workers 2014-04-08 [Tico Times]
Chinchilla calls public-workers strike a 'shameful act' 2014-03-21 [The Tico Times]
Union members disrupt town hall meeting on Moín Port renovation, again 2014-01-28 [The Tico Times]


El Salvador

Union-Backed Candidate Wins First Round in Election 2014-02-07 [Labor Notes]
When the All-Inclusive tourism model doesn't include worker rights 2013-10-18 [IUF]
Strike at Codelco's mine ends after concessions 2013-09-25 [Metal Bulletin]


Guatemala

Guatemala “must do more” to protect trade unionists 2014-04-17 [Equal Times]
Victory for the SNTSG and Guatemala’s President commits to C151 2014-04-02 [PSI]
Guatemala women sex-workers live in a dangerous ‘twilight’ world 2014-03-18 [Women Network News]


Honduras

ITF wins death threats investigation promise 2014-03-21 [ITF]
Threatened Honduran port leader returns while pressure mounts on global port operator to act 2014-03-11 [ITF]
ITF demands end to anti-docker attacks 2014-02-21 [ITF news]


Nicaragua

A solidarity vacuum in Nicaragua 2012-11-08 [CUPE]
Nation Becomes the Third to Adopt Domestic Work Standard 2012-10-19 [Solidarity Center]
Tens of thousands of fired employees petition the US for help 2012-06-13 [Global Post]


Panama

Strike paralyses Panama Canal expansion construction works 2014-04-24 [Seatrade Global]
Construction workers down tools 2014-04-24 [Newsroom]
Cnstruction workers union approves call for strike 2014-04-11 [Demotix]
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