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Honduras: Protect the life of union leader Victor Crespo 


Armed assailants have tried to batter their way into the home of a Honduran trade union leader. Victor Crespo, general secretary of the Sindicato Gremial de Trabajadores del Muelle (SGTM), has received a series of anonymous death threats since his union requested a collective bargaining agreement with the new operators of Puerto Cortes, ICTSI (International Container Terminal Services, Inc). Following the attack the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) has moved to ensure Crespo's safety. He is now being kept in a safe place and the Honduran police, president, the ILO (International Labour Organization) and ICTSI have all been contacted and alerted. The ITF is calling on the President to secure Crespo's safety with police protection and to give assurances over workers being able to exercise their legal right to collectively bargain...