Colombia is the most dangerous country in the world for trade unionists. In 2006 at least 84 trade union leaders and activists were murdered, including various public sector workers. Many other trade unionists were abducted, 'disappeared' or received death threats.
UNISON has a long history of links with trade unions in Cuba. UNISON has vigorously opposed the illegal blockade of the island by the US government and through twinning with regions and branches has been able to establish formal links to support our sister unions in Cuba.
UNISON has longstanding links with our Nicaraguan sister unions, the public sector union UNE and the health federation FETSALUD. Over the years we have supported several projects aimed at building the capacity of these two unions.
UNISON National Delegate Conference in 2006 recognised and applauded the advances being made by the Venezuelan Bolivarian Revolution and agreed to promote solidarity with trade unionists in Venezuela and to work with broad-based organisations working for solidarity with Venezuelan workers providing these organisations comply with UNISON's criteria for affiliations.
Latin America news
UNISON message of condolence on death of Hugo Chavez (14/03/2013)
Members of sister union in Colombia call off hunger strike after settlement reached (26/11/2012)
Sister union UNE in Nicaragua says UNISON support for legal office has brought great benefits to members (26/10/2012)
Putting People First - TUC fringe, national rally and appeal for Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (16/08/2012)
Sixth annual candlelit vigil 18 Sept for Miami Five; Cuban nationals wrongfully imprisoned in US for fighting terrorism directed at Cuba (15/08/2012)
UNISON urges Colombian president to protect trade unionists who are being targeted (23/07/2012)
Families of Five ask everyone to write to PM Cameron to make humanitarian appeal on behalf of their husbands (04/07/2012)
Message from relatives of Cuba Five to Obama calling for the Five to be pardoned (20/06/20120
Young Nicaraguans speak about their experiences (19/06/2012)
Sign the urgent action calling for Colombian government to stop death threats against human rights defender (18/06/2012)