UNI Americas is launching a survey to understand the impact of violence, discrimination and harassment on LGBTI+ and Afro-Colombian workers, focusing on the commerce and telecommunications industry sectors in Colombia.
UNI will use the responses to get a fuller understanding of problems in the country but also to train trade union leaders on including a gender and anti-discrimination, anti-violence and anti-harassment approach in their collective bargaining processes.
“The survey is an important step towards addressing the issues faced by Afro-Colombian and LGBTI+ workers in these sectors so that the trade union movement can represent their interests in collective bargaining,” said Andrea García, Coordinator of UNI Americas Equal Opportunities.
García noted that UNI and Colombian unions will also use the research “to show the Colombian state the importance of ratifying the ILO Convention 190.” C190 recognizes the right of everyon to have a workplace free of violence and harassment. The unions will incorporate the survey data into their campaign to combat discrimination, violence and harassment at work suffered by these vulnerable groups.
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This survey is possible thanks to the support of the FNV.