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Justice for Women - an interview with Latin American trade union leader Iris Munguia

Justice for Women

In this interview, trade union activist Iris Munguia describes how lack of respect for workers' labour rights is widespread in Latin America, especially where there are no unions. Abuses include long working hours, low wages, discrimination and sexual harassment.

After working in the packing depot of one of Chiquita's banana plantations in Honduras for 23 years, Iris Munguia became a trade union leader and a defender of women's rights.

Los Alamos "I don't like unions. I will fight them."

A short film telling the story of what happened to banana workers on the Los Alamos plantation in Ecuador when workers decided to organise and strike to gain basic labour rights. This unique eyewitness account of the strike and the response of the plantation owner, Ecuador's richest man. Running time 9 mins. Available in DVD format. English/Spanish. Also available online here.



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