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Smurfit accused of ‘union bashing’ in Colombia

Valter Sanches, general secretary of giant Switzerland-based union IndustriALL, wrote to Tony Smurfit last month to highlight the plight of workers at one of its subsidiaries, Cartón de Colombia

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
18th November, 2018
Tony Smurfit of Smurfit Kappa

Giant Irish cardboard box maker Smurfit Kappa has been accused by one of the world’s biggest trade unions of “systematic union bashing” of its workers in Colombia.

Valter Sanches, general secretary of giant Switzerland-based union IndustriALL, wrote to Tony Smurfit last month to highlight the plight of workers at one of its subsidiaries, Cartón de Colombia.

In his letter, Sanches wrote that “your company’s actions constitute systematic union bashing...

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