As trade unionists, it is our responsibility to speak out and to act against the threats and violence that come with bigotry and oppression, wherever and whenever they occur.
"On World Press Freedom Day, we celebrate those workers who bring us the news, no matter the price. May we fight with them to defend their independence, protect the fundamental principles of press freedom and honour those who have lost lives in pursuit of the truth." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
Amnesty International (Canada) has issued an urgent request regarding death threats made against activists in Colombia.
Trade union member Oscar López Triviño, who worked for Nestlé, was killed on 9 November in Bugalagrande, south-western Colombia. One day earlier, paramilitaries sent a death threat to members of the union to which he belongs. Other members of the union are still at risk.