Guatemala: Drop charges against trade union leaders - stop repression now

Guatemala: Drop charges against trade union leaders - stop repression now r1 ... In recent months, the Morales government in Guatemala has systematically increased the persecution of community leaders, activists, journalists and trade unionists.

Most recently, Luis Alpirez Guzmán, General Secretary of the National Union of Health Workers of Guatemala (SNTSG), and Dora Regina Ruano, from the same organization, were detained for nearly ten days for negotiating and signing a collective agreement between the union and the Ministry of Health authorities back in 2013.

The current government has accused them of ‘abuse of power’ because the ministry of health didn’t have enough money to pay for their obligations under the new collective agreement. Despite being released from prison, both union leaders remain under house arrest.

SNTSG and Public Services International have launched an urgent campaign to demand that the Guatemalan government immediately drop all charges against Dora Regina Ruano and Luis Alpirez Guzmán and end repression against all community leaders, activists, journalists and trade unionists.

Please support the campaign by clicking here.

And please share this message with your friends, family and fellow union members.

Thank you!



Eric Lee
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