Alledged labour violation in Honduras
27 Honduran civil society and worker organizations and the American AFL-CIO submitted a formal complaint to US OTLA alleging violations of the Labour Chapter (Chapter 16) of the CAFTA-DR and demanding actions from the Honduran government or failure to take act. The sectors affected are apparel and automotive parts suppliers, plantations in the agricultural sector and enterprises at the Port of Cortez denying some guaranteed rights such as to organize, to bargain collectively, forbidden child labour and decent and acceptable conditions of work. The petitioners claim that the Honduran government is violating the CAFTA-DR due to recently passed legislation weakening workers rights and on-going deficiencies in its laws and legal system. There is a review of these deposition in order to allow OTLA to better understand the allegations and publicly report on the governments views on these depositions and if the Honduran government actions are consistent with its obligations under the Labor Chapter of the CAFTA-DR allowing Honduras favourable conditions on exports to the U.S.