Workers protested against the lifting of trade union immunity by Smurfit Kappa in Colombia, this is viewed as a prelude to the planned dismissal of union leader Arturo Cajamarca from Sintracarcol and Sintrapulcar. UNI Americas has expressed their full support for Arturo.
Andy Snoddy Head of UNI Global Graphical & Packaging called on Smurfit Kappa to pull back from the brink. He said “We have seen the dismissal of Union leaders in Smurfit Kappa’s Northampton plant in England which has caused a strike in support of the shop stewards, now we see the same thing happening in Colombia. I call on Smurfit Kappa to respect their own code of business conduct, reinstate the sacked workers and to enter into negotiations with the unions in both the UK and Colombia.