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Resistance to “electoral coup” continues in Honduras

March in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on December 3 protesting electoral fraud. Photo by Sandra Cuffe

Two weeks after their country’s November 26 national elections, Hondurans continue to mobilize in daily protests against what they are calling an “electoral coup.”

Twenty-four hours after the polls closed, when over 57% of the ballots had been counted, opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla held a five-point lead. Then, a series of anomalies in the vote count occurred, including an alleged computer crash and the suspension of the count for a day and a half, raising suspicions that electoral fraud was being committed.

Murders at Canadian mine expose lack of labour rights in Mexico (November 2017)

Striking workers (Photo: IndustriALL)

The assassination of two brothers, Victor and Marcelino Shaunitla Peña, has shone a spotlight on Mexico’s corrupt and anti-democratic labour relations system. The brothers were participating in a work stoppage by mineworkers with the support of community members against the Canadian-owned Media Luna gold mine in Azcala, Guerrero. The murders happened just as NAFTA negotiations were resuming in Mexico City.

MSN joins call for action on 5th anniversary of Tazreen factory fire (November 2017)

Canadian union delegation to Bangladesh with Kalpona Akter from the Bangladesh Centre for Worker Solidarity (BCWS) looking up at the remains of the Tazreen building (2016)

On the 5th anniversary of the Tazreen factory fire, MSN joins with our colleagues in the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) in calling for a bridging solution until Employment Injury Insurance is available to all workers in the Bangladesh garment industry.

Assessing Childcare Needs of Maquila Workers

Over the past year, MSN has been working with coalitions of women’s and trade union organizations in El Salvador and Honduras on the right of working parents in the maquila sector to access quality affordable childcare for.

As part of that effort, MSN has been facilitating dialogue on the issue between the local organizations and international brands that are part of the multi-stakeholder Americas Group and whose products are made in one or both countries.

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