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Joint press statement on the constructive working relationship established in Latin America between the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), UNI Global Union and Deutsche Post DHL Group

17 Dec 2019
Press Release
From left: Esteban Barboza (SNTT), Claudia Pinilla (SNTT), Edgar Díaz (ITF), Manuel Marín (SNTT), Luiz Velázquez (ITF), Gordon Simpson (DPDHL), Eduardo Mock (DGF), Deysi Silva (DSC), Paola Hernández (DHL Express) and Vanessa Ospina (DGF).

At a recent meeting in Bogota, Colombia in November 2019 representatives from the parties reaffirmed their commitment to collaboration and continued dialogue.

The DHL/ITF LATAM Network’s primary aim is to foster cooperation and dialogue between DHL and the ITF and its affiliates across the region. After an initial meeting between ITF and DHL representatives in Panama in October 2016, it was formally established in April 2018. Since then, it has provided a platform for regular discussions on various topics of interest between the parties, helping to build mutual trust and fostering overall positive relationships across the whole region.

The recent announcements on labour legislation changes in Brazil and Mexico will now provide opportunities for a continuous constructive engagement between the parties based on experiences in the other countries in the region.

ITF general secretary Steve Cotton discusses the successful renewal of the DHL Protocol:


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Osman Ibrahim
3 years 1 month ago

We in Ghana are very happy with thus move as it will go a long way to impact on our operations here.
My union(GTPCWU Of Ghana TUC) was able to unionized DHL both supply chain and GF and it is this sort of protocols that will help us deal with local management of DHL here about the workers issues.
So kodos, we are surely watching keenly