need your help to save the life of Victor Crespo

Last Friday, armed men attempted to force their way into the home of Victor Crespo, the general secretary of a trade union in Honduras. They threatened Crespo’s life — and only fled the scene once neighbors were alerted.

The International Transport Workers Federation believes that the attack is related to Victor’s leadership of port workers who have been demanding the right to bargain collectively with their new employers in Puerto Cortes.

Fearing for Victor’s life, the ITF has taken steps to guarantee his safety, and he’s been moved to a safe location.

They have launched a global campaign to demand that the Honduran president intervene and get proper protection for him.

Please take a moment to send a message supporting this demand, here: http://www.labourstartcampaigns.net/show_campaign.cgi?c=1948&src=linkedin

In yesterday’s mass mailing, we asked you to support the latest two IUF campaigns on Colombia and Honduras. For about two hours yesterday, the IUF website was offline and many of you were unable to gain access. It’s back online and you have another chance to support these campaigns:

Colombia – http://www.iuf.org/cgi-bin/campaigns/show_campaign.cgi?c=766

Honduras – http://www.iuf.org/cgi-bin/campaigns/show_campaign.cgi?c=772

The latter campaign has gotten the attention of the
Rainforest Alliance, which has responded to thousands of you with their side of the story.

And the IUF has responded to their statement quite forcefully here:

http://cms.iuf.org/?q=node/2779

It includes this powerful passage: “The IUF believes that strong, independent unions are the best ‘monitors’ of working conditions. External audits can only provide a snapshot at best of working conditions; a union would be there every day representing workers, bargaining for improvements in pay and conditions and making sure labour legislation and international standards are applied.”

The struggle continues.

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About truelabour

Investigative Journalist/Researcher for major media. Exposing the truth and police corruption with in UK police service.Certain forces say their motto is Honesty & Integrity One must ask is it lip service or genuinely meant. CO-OP Labour Party member questioning is the party standing for working class of Britain. Trade Union Activist & promoting diversity,community cohesion within multicultural Britain. Anti fascist speaks out against all foams of discrimination.
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