ETUC condemns the assassination of three trade union leaders in Honduras

Brussels, 25/04/2008

According to the police, trade union leader Rosa Altagracia Fuentes was hit by 16 shots, showing that the killing was brutally premeditated. The ETUC has expressed its solidarity to the coordinating body of Central American and Caribbean trade unions (CSACC), to which the CTH is affiliated, and its support for investigations to solve this triple murder.

The ETUC has also called on the European Commission to demand that central American governments, with which the European Union is currently negotiating an association agreement, adopt urgent measures to guarantee trade union freedoms throughout the region. As highlighted and condemned by the declaration of the 4th EU-LAC Trade Union Summit held recently in Lima, assassinations of trade union activists are very frequent in the region, whether in Guatemala or other countries.