Social Dialogue and Tercerizados in Colombia’s Palm Oil Industry

By November 20, 2020Colombia, Social dialogue


Workers in Colombia Palm Oil industry are predominantly sub-contracted, and, as such, are seen as employed by the government but are denied access to unions and basic labour rights. Social dialogue with employers and the government in this sector has historically been tumultuous and, at times, violent. To move forward in the industry, new land developments processes, the elimination of illegal sub-contracting, allying direct and indirect workers’ alliances and convincing the employers of the benefits of development are necessary.

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