The alliance between the indigenous peoples and trade unions in Latin America

October 8, 2011

mother-troopsDiscrimination, feudal exploitation, poverty, isolation, forced labour…the indi- genous peoples of Latin America are marginalised and with trade union support denounce the pillage of their ancestral lands.

Reports about the Marlin gold mine in Guatemala and the El Chaco region in Paraguay. Testimony from Brazil. The trade union priority is the implementation of ILO Conventions 169 and 29, particularly in relation to international trade agreements.