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
W14 8NS

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

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