The STUC has added its voice to international condemnation of death threats directed towards Colombian Trade union leader Diogenes Orjuela.
The STUC’s General Secretary Grahame Smith, who recently took part in an international trade union delegation to Colombia and shared a platform with Orjuela said
‘These latest threats form part of a pattern of intimidation directed at trade unionists in Colombia. We demand urgent action from the Colombian Government to restore trade union freedom, which is a basic human right.
‘We renew our call for the implementation of the peace agreement as demanded by the United Nations and send our ongoing solidarity to our fellow trade unionists and social campaigners in Colombia who are standing firm in the face of extreme intimidation.'