Paraguayan Bus Workers Fired For Forming A Union Protest By ‘Self Crucifixion’

_77512210_77512209Your help is needed to defend the rights of workers in Paraguay. 51 workers from the Line 49 bus company in Asunción, Paraguay, have been fired for forming a trade union. The workers, who had endured 10 years of informal work, irregular pay and long hours, created the union in June and were dismissed the very next day.

Thirty-seven of them have since been protesting outside the company headquarters by self-crucifying.

The ITUC has asked for letters of protest to be sent to the Paraguayan Embassy in the UK, and have provided a model letter Click here. Please send letters to:

His Excellency Mr Miguel Angel Solano Lopez Casco
Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay
3rd Floor
344 Kensington High Street
LONDON
W14 8NS
embapar@btconnect.com

The TUC’s own response is also available by clicking here.

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