Historic agreement signed at the ILO
Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 12:28 pm
Press Release: Public Services International
12 de Junio de 2006
Historic agreement signed
Workers' and employers' representatives have reached
with the Colombian government for the ILO
to be permanently
represented in Colombia.
On 1st June
2006, in the Conference Committee on the Application of
Standards at the 95th Conference of the International Labour
Organization (ILO), the Colombian delegation succeeded in
securing a tripartite agreement.
The agreement comes
after workers have been struggling for two decades to get
the ILO, as a tripartite body, to hear their complaints.
They have protested concerning violations of Conventions 98
and 87 and demanded a stop to the victimisation and murder
of trade union leaders in Colombia. The main points of the
agreement are as follows: