Intervention in collective agreements: More than 90 per cent of collective agreements in the public sector are not recognised due to arbitrary interference by the Secretary for the Civil Service (Secretaria de la Función Publica).

Anti-union discrimination and refusal to bargain in good faith: Granja Maehara S.A. dismissed workers for creating a union. Subsequently, the unionists were arrested by police for protesting in front of the company's facilities.

The meat company Industria Paraguaya Frigorífica S.A. (IPFSA) dismissed union leaders and members and has refused to negotiate a collective agreement.

The security company Prosegur dismissed 325 workers after the creation of a union and refused to bargain with the union.

The company Grupo La Victoria dismissed workers and union leaders after the creation of a union.

The Banco Regional SAECA refused to sign a collective agreement with the union.

Obstacles to the right to strike in practice: An administrative act by the Ministry of Labour suspended the right to strike by unions in the Ministry of Finance and in the Judiciary. The Ministry of Labour does not have this authority.

Acts of interference in strike action: The wire company Alambra SA hired staff to replace workers on strike in the city of Capiatá, near the capital Asunción. Labour inspectors have confirmed that substitutes were used by the company but took no further action.

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