ITF Joint Declaration
the yearlong conflict in the CALVO Group El Salvador plant,
triggered by the company’s unjustified layoffs and antiunion actions, and
reinforcing the global campaign of solidarity with SGTIPAC workers in
defense of their human rights, the free exercise of their right to organize and
their freedom of association, the undersigned International Federations hereby
The immediate commencement of negotiations based on the voluntary expression by
the CALVO Group of its willingness to negotiate with SGTIPAC to
reach a Collective Work Agreement.
The immediate signing by CALVO of a Collective Work Agreement acceptable
to the ITF, in every ship flying a flag of convenience owned or operated
by the CALVO company.
The unrestricted observance of Human Rights, including the freedom of
association, in all of its plants and vessels worldwide, and especially in El
Salvador. This demand requires in particular that the company stop promoting
parallel, pro-management unions that do not represent the interests of workers.
That any plan that includes job cuts and/or new plant relocations outside of
Spain be negotiated with the Spanish unions with transparency and in good
We ask the
financial entities, such as COFIDES and IGAPE, which have funded
CALVO operations, and which have emphasized the importance of social
responsibility, to urgently intervene and provide their good offices for the
discussion and achievement of the demands set forth.
government of El Salvador, we demand that it immediately comply with and
enforce ILO Conventions 87 and 98, which is their obligation as a full
member of the ILO.
For our part,
we guarantee the unconditional solidarity and support to SGTIPAC from our
affiliate organizations with a combined membership of 7 million, including
CALVO workers from around the world, both on land and in the sea.
Buenos Aires, November 30