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Panama’s listing as union rights violator seen as threat trade accord with the US

Friday, June 10, 2011


Panama’s dealings with trade unions had been a hot potato for the United States and was frequently mentioned in early talks on a free trade agreement.

It then seemed to disappear from the list of issues facing the ratification of  the agreement.

Now Panama’s appearance  on a list of countries that violate the rights of unions has threatened the approval of the agreement, say Panamanian labor officials.

Original source: Newsroom Panama