By  on June 17, 2013

GENEVA — Labor union leaders and workers, including in the textiles and apparel sector in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Haiti, Sri Lanka and Guatemala, were among last year’s victims of killings, assaults, arrests and dismissals for seeking to defend core rights, a global survey said.

In 2012, there were 34 labor union activists killed in South Africa, 18 in Colombia, down from 29 in 2011, and a trade union organizer was murdered in Bangladesh, according to an annual survey of violations of trade union rights in 87 countries by the International Trade Union Confederation.

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