CLC adds its support to Colombian mobilizations

April 7, 2015

Dr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
President of the Republic of Colombia
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) wishes to associate itself to the demonstrations this week in Colombia, which aim to build support for the peace process between your government and the FARC.

We join the call from broad sectors of the Colombian society in expressing our support for positive outcomes from the negotiations that are now taking place in Cuba.

We believe the historical moment to end the long-standing conflict has arrived and we join the call from throughout the Americas for support of the peace process.

We also call on you to strengthen your resolve in promoting peace through the current negotiations and in supporting this week’s demonstrations by ensuring the safety of participants and integrity of their aims.

The CLC calls for a bilateral ceasefire and for an inclusive process that seeks to bring social justice to all Colombians.

Yours sincerely,
Hassan Yussuff, President

cc: La Confederación Sindical de las Américas (CSA)
Frente Amplio por la Paz Colombia
CLC Colombia Working Group