NUPGE seeks investigation of union deaths in El Salvador

In a letter to Elías Antonio Saca González, president of El Salvador, NUPGE president James Clancy said those responsible for the deaths of Miguel Angel Vásquez Argueta, whose body was discovered July 18, and of Gilberto Soto, who was assassinated last November, must be brought to justice.

Ottawa (3 August 2007) - The assassination of trade union leaders in El Salvador demands a full and independent investigation, says the National Union of Public and General Employees, one of the biggest unions in Canada with 340,000 members.

In a letter to Elías Antonio Saca González, president of El Salvador, NUPGE president James Clancy said those responsible for the deaths of Miguel Angel Vásquez Argueta, whose body was discovered July 18, and of Gilberto Soto, who was assassinated last November, must be brought to justice.

Action by the government of El Salvador has also been demanded by Public Services International (PSI) and by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

"These crimes against the people of El Salvador demand a response," Clancy says. The full text of his letter is available at the link below. NUPGE

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