Protest against the dismissals and repression of workers in Paraguay

Date: 
27 September, 2012
Time: 
14.00 - 16.00
Location: 
New York City
Event type: 
On Thursday 27 September, PSI affiliate members joined with SEIU/UNI members for a protest in New York to draw attention to the dismissals and repression of public and private sector workers in Paraguay, since the new government took power in a coup.

Paraguay must respect United Nations’ obligations and stop the mass firing and repression of workers

The new Paraguayan President, Federico Franco, spoke at the United Nations on September 27 to seek international recognition and legitimacy for his embattled government.

Attacks on public sector workers
The global union federation Public Services International denounces the non-renewal of contracts for 250 workers belonging to the Union of Nurses and Health Staff in Clinicas Hospital in Asunción, in August. These are professionals working in technical and administrative services including emergency, maintenance, pharmacy, laboratories, food and laundry services. Management has banned remaining union members from attending union meetings and has implemented an open campaign against union leaders.

For further information, please read the Media release attached below.

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