2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Ecuador
|Publisher||International Trade Union Confederation|
|Publication Date||6 June 2013|
|Cite as||International Trade Union Confederation, 2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Ecuador, 6 June 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/51b851743ef.html [accessed 20 February 2017]|
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Anti-union discrimination: Public services at the Social Security Institute (IESS) and in several public hospitals were privatised, resulting in lower wages and worse working conditions for workers. At the Baca Ortiz Hospital in Quito, more than 200 unionised workers were sacked when services were outsourced to private companies.
Union members in banana plantations in Guayas and Los Rios provinces were subjected to anti-union discrimination by employers. In September 2012, 159 workers were abruptly dismissed simply for forming a union.
Around 80 Aerolane/LAN Ecuador workers were sacked in January 2012; 49 of them were union members, two were on the board of the recently established Sindicato de Trabajadores de Aerolane (SITA).