PBI-Honduras accompanies the National Union of Rural Workers (CNTC) at a sit-in and press conference against evictions
On November 1, PBI-Honduras posted:
“Yesterday we accompanied CNTC Progreso to the sit-in and press conference at the National Agrarian Institute (INA). In this instance, several organizations in defense of land and territory protested against a series of evictions that have occurred in the area of Progreso (Yoro) in recent months and that they consider illegal.
PBI is concerned about the criminalization and persecution of defenders of land and territory and the evictions of entire campesino communities. We highlight the work of campesinos in favor of food sovereignty and environmental protection.
Likewise, we applaud the work of CNTC Progreso in the defense of human rights and land and territory.”
The CNTC, created in 1985, is a small-scale farming and trade union organisation, which fights for the distribution of land.
The CNTC is affiliated with the Unified Confederation of Honduran Workers (CUTH) which in turn is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), along with 150+ labour organizations including the Canadian Labour Congress.
PBI-Honduras has been accompanying CNTC since May 2018.