WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
8 Dec 2014 | Commentary | News

Following Social Security Institute Liquidation, Colombia Must Pay the Pensions it Owes

In a December 1, 2014 letter to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, WOLA expresses concern over Colombia’s apparent refusal to pay its former workers their duly-earned pensions and medical benefits. According to reports from Sintraseguridadsocial, the union representing workers from the former Social Security Institute of Colombia, after the institute’s liquidation, workers were not provided their duly-earned pension, health, and other benefits. The letter comes one year after the union expressed their concern to U.S. Congressmen James P. McGovern and George Miller. WOLA calls on the Colombian government to investigate the situation and ensure that these and all Colombian workers receive the benefits they deserve.

To read the letter (Spanish only), please click here.