UNI condemns another death threat to trade unionists in Colombia
UNI Global Union strongly rejects death threats to members of Sintraviescols' National Steering Committee, industrial union present in Seguridad Atlas Ltda and Andina de Seguridad del Valle Ltda in Colombia.
In a pamphlet signed by the “Bloque occidental urbano de Cali” (Urban Western Block of Cali), the following brothers were declared military targets because of their union work: Jaime Cárdenas, National President; Eduard Andrés Lenis, National Prosecutor; Carlos Alberto Zúñiga, Vice President; John Alexander Paz, National Secretary; Omar Caicedo, Hospital Secretary, Óscar Modesto Montaño, Julián Rocha and Carlos Gómez.
UNI calls on Colombian authorities to preserve the life and physical integrity of the brothers whose lives have been threatened, and regrets that these situations continue to occur at a time when the country is trying to put an end to a conflict of several decades and where the right of freedom of association should be ensured.
In the face of this distressing situation, both UNI and the international community demand, and will remain vigilant to ensure the safety and safeguard of our brothers and their families.