Luis Domínguez Blandón

Colombia’s main trade union federation, the Central Unitary of Workers (CUT), has denounced the murder of three trade unionists involved in a dispute with the Nestle corporation in Colombia.

Two of the men were named as Cristian Andrés Lozano and Luis Eduardo Domínguez, who both belonged to the SINALTRAINAL trade union for workers in the food industry. They were killed on 23 May 2018 in the town of Andalucía, department of Valle del Cauca.

The killings occurred while SINALTRAINAL members were making demands to Nestle.

In a statement, the CUT said that it ‘demands that the transnational Nestle urgently addresses what has happened with its workers and conducts actions with the authorities in both municipalities to immediately halt this wave of violence and killings that in recent days has been perpetrated in a constant manner against workers from the multinational’.

In total, at least 20 SINALTRAINAL members have been murdered.

Source: Justice for Colombia


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Department/Province/State:Valle del Cauca



Date of Killing:23/05/2018

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Trade Unionist

Organisation:Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores del Sistema Agroalimentario – SINALTRAINAL

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Labour/Trade Union

More information:Front Line Defenders

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