Brough Council as they set their budget
Colchester Trades Union Council urged all trades union branches
and local people to join them in a lobby of councillors on Febuary
16) at 5.30am at the Town Hall, High Street
We are calling on Colchester councillors to prevent any cuts which
will impact on services to the community All councillors were elected
to improve services not slash them. To stop jobs from being axed
and a range of public services from being scaled backed as a council
looks to find about £3.6 million worth of savings and extra
here for more information on the cuts
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Over 132 million children aged 5
to 14 work in agriculture - up to 70 per cent of all working children.
In recognition of the fact that little or no progress has been
made in eliminating child labour in agriculture.
The IUF has established a special website with
news, editorials and updates on union activities. There you can
also download the publication Bitter Harvest in English, French
The website is being updated daily. Articles can
be translated into many languages by clicking on the "FreeTranslation"
icon on the right hand side of the home page.
for more information.
A DVD was shown at the April
meeting Colchester Trades Council, on the issue of the campaign
to Boycott Coca-Cola for allegedly hiring right-wing
death squads to terrorise workers at its Colombian bottling plant.
It alleges that Coca-Cola and Pan-American Beverages (its principal
bottler in Latin America ) waged what union leaders describe as
a campaign of terror, using paramilitaries to kill, torture and
kidnap union leaders in Colombia. They also alleges that Coca-Cola
bears indirect responsibility for the killing of Isidro
Segundo Gil, a union leader shot dead on 5 December
1996. More than 50 union leaders have been killed in Colombia
this year, 128 last year and more than 1,500 in the past 10 years."Coca-Cola
denies any connection to any human-rights violation of this type,"
company spokesman Rafael Fernandez Quiros said from the company's
headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. "We do not own or operate
the plants," added Mr
Quiros. Colombia has been locked in a bloody, 37-year civil
war between leftist rebels and right-wing paramilitaries and the
armed forces in which hundreds of unionists have died.
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