Trial of STAS union leader at Fyffes Honduras dropped

The scheduled January 22 trial of union leader Moisés Sánchez,  general secretary of the IUF-affiliated STAS section at Fyffes’ melon operations in Honduras, did not take place thanks to national and international pressure. An agreement was reached to resolve the complaints stemming from the construction of a road for the residents of the rural community La Permuta – a project approved by the municipal authorities – through direct negotiations between the parties (including the municipality) beginning in February.

The IUF regional organization has welcomed this first result of the strong pressure brought by STAS, the Network Against Anti-Union Violence in Honduras, the IUF and unions internationally, while warning that continued vigilance is needed.

 

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