Noé Ramirez Portela, General Secretary of the Izabal Banana Workers’ Union of Guatemala (SITRABI) spoke at the recent Latin America 2015 Conference in London about the challenges and dangers of organising in the "most dangerous country in Latin America for trade unionists".
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A video interview with the Coordinator of the Association of Caribbean Small Farmers (WINFA), Windward Islands, about how consumers can improve the conditions of production of tropical fruits.
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Guatemala is one of the world's top exporters of bananas. The banana industry provides employment for tens of thousands of workers, but labour rights groups say their working conditions are among the worst in the world. Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Guatemala.
In August 2012 Banana Link visited the South West Province of Cameroon to conduct research into the gap between wage levels and actual living costs. Whilst there researchers documented conditions for workers on the plantations and in their communities.
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An investigation into the promotion and use of pesticides in the banana industry produced by 'People and Power'.
In this interview, Noè Ramírez of banana workers’ union SITRABI speaks about the violation of labour rights in Guatemala and the murder of trade union activists. Noè’s brother, Marco Tulio Ramírez, also a SITRABI union leader, was murdered in October 2007. He describes efforts to improve workers’ rights and condition at plantations on the south coast of Guatemala, where they are hoping to replicate SITRABI’s successes in Izabal.