Guatemala: municipal trade unionist murdered

The International Trade Union Confederation and its affiliates within Guatemala’s Indigenous and Rural Movement (MSICG) issued a statement strongly condemning the murder of Pedro Antonio GarcĂ­a, a member of the Malacatán Municipal Workers Union, which is affiliated to the Confederation of Trade Union Unity of Guatemala (CUSG). The murder took place Jan. 29 as GarcĂ­a was on his way home in Malacatán, San Marcos department. The assassination comes after Malacatán municipal workers, led by GarcĂ­a, organized actions on Jan. 5 and 6 to demand the payment of salaries and other benefits owed to them from 2009. (ITUC, Adital, Feb. 2)

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