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Guatemala holds the shameful position as the most dangerous country in the world for trade unionists today, with the highest number of murders and violent attacks against union leaders and members. For our global union federation Public Services International (PSI), defending the rights of our affiliate trade union members in Guatemala is one of our top priorities – and it will remain so until the situation for trade unionists and workers in this country improves.
An international mission was organized in August 2013, during which PSI leaders from around the world met with the President of Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina, and other high-ranking officials. In March 2014, PSI organizes its annual Inter-American regional meeting in Guatemala and follows up on the first international mission. A meeting took place in the last week of March with the President, as well as with Ministers of Labour, Health and Interior.
Check this page for more reports and updates in coming days.