Anti-union discrimination: The Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica has systematically dismissed workers attempting to form a union in several of its subcontractors. One of the main cases happened with the Telefónica subcontracting company ITETE SA that dismissed all workers affiliated to the union SITENTEL.

Fidel Polo, Legal Defence Secretary for the Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Sociedad Agrícola Virú (SITESAV) and Deputy General Secretary of the Federación Nacional de Trabajadores de la Agroindustria y Afines (FENTAGRO), was dismissed after appearing on a local television programme speaking out against working conditions in the Peruvian agricultural export industry.

Recognition of union for collective bargaining: The beverage company AJE failed to recognise the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de Bebidas, Ventas y Afines (SINTRABVA) for collective bargaining. The company refused to attend meetings convened by the National Authority for the Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts. As a result the union called a national strike which was regarded as illegal by the Minister of Labour.

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