The Struggle for Worker Rights in Guatemala (2008)

Guatemala’s laws include unreasonable restrictions and requirements on union membership and the right to strike. Women workers are usually paid less than their male counterparts for work of equal value. Indigenous workers and rural workers, with few legal rights, are particular targets of discrimination. Guatemala’s migrant workers—both internal migrants and workers who migrate to work in other countries—suffer some of the worst abuses. Despite these discouraging conditions, Guatemalan workers and their unions are determined to establish justice at the workplace and in their country.

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