Public Report of Review of Office of Trade and Labor Affairs U.S. submission 2008-01 (Guatemala)

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United States Department of Labor Bureau of International Labor Affairs
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The document reports on allegations that the Government of Guatemala has violated articles of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Labor Chapter. It outlines 5 separate cases in which Guatemala allegedly failed to effectively enforce its domestic labor laws with regard to freedom of association, the right to organize and bargain collectively, and acceptable conditions of work. Recommendations are offered to the Government of Guatemala to resolve the issues outlined.