Mexico: Defend jailed workers – drop the charges now

P1010387_1Once again, we’ve been asked by our fellow trade unionists in Mexico for help.

A few days ago, a number of community activists and trade unionists — members of the mine workers union — were arrested and, in one case, beaten, by security forces.

They were not brought before a judge, or charged, and some were released.

The arrests are connected to the local community’s struggle against Excellon, a Canadian company.

The union is demanding that any charges be dropped, and that the safety of the union members and community activists be guaranteed.

Please take a moment to send your message of protest — and spread the word:

click to see the LabourStart campaign

Thank you.