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Social Class "A"

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Verenice Barneond

on 31 January 2014

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International Trade Union leaders and the Union of banana workers of Izabal (Sitrabi) came to the conclusion that the country labor rights are violated, and denounced the persecution and murder of peers, in an analysis carried out during the Forum "Corporate social responsibility".

Manuela Chavez, of the Department of human rights and Trade Union in the Conference Trade Union International of Brussels, Belgium, said that they have discovered that two farms producing coffee of the South Coast do not comply with the right to adequate conditions of health and safety of their workers.

She also noted that in these estates some bosses hired children in an illegally way. The payment for men is Q40 daily and paymeny for women is Q20, much less than the stipulated minimum wage.
Labor Situation
Social Class "D"
Social Class "BC"
Social Class "B"
Social Class "AB"
Social Class "A"
She added that coffee is one of the best products of exportation that has the best income in the country, but it cant intervene to improve the status of workers because no one knows who are the owners of the listed farms.

She anounced that this alerted of this situation has already been informed to the Coordinating Committee of Agricultural Associations, Commercial industrial and financial and to the National Coffee Association.

Chavez explained that from 2011 to date Guatemala is one of the Latin America countries where most labor rights are violated as well as Colombia.
Labor Situation
1964 1973 1981 1944 2002

High Social Class:
8.0% 5.5% 5.9% 10.0% 10.5%
4.6% 2.7% 2.5% 3.4% 6.2%
Managers and Principals
3.4% 2.8% 2.8% 6.0% 4.3%

Clase media

17.3% 20.5% 24.7% 23.3% 27.7%
1.5% 2.4% 2.4% 2.3% 4.3%
15.8% 18.1% 22.3% 21.0% 23.4%
Technical Professionals
7.0% 8.7% 11.6% 12.1% 13.8%
Office Workers
8.8% 9.4% 10.7% 8.9% 9.6%

Clase trabajadora
74.7% 74.1% 69.4% 66.7% 61.8%
Workers Classified:
29.0% 24.8% 24.2% 24.3% 19.2%
Artisians and workers.
Workers not classified
45.7% 49.3% 45.2% 42.4% 42.6%
3.0% 2.4% 1.7% 3.0% 1.0%
8.7% 12.3% 12.4% 12.7% 15.8%
Service Workers
34.0% 34.6% 31.1%

26.7% 25.9%
People who do not had an education and they have not the opportunity to have astable work. They always make some "personal" corn plantations or they become "not classified sellers" to have an income and survive.
People in extreme poverty
Sugar cane cutters
Domestic workers
Types of jobs
People who doesn't have their own business and they work to other people. they do have a income but it only covers their basic needs: food/cloth/home/ and some times school
Farmers/ Artesians
Domestic workers
Types of jobs
This is the biggest group of the population. The core of this class consists of workers, including both civilian and military, public servers and large number of unemployed people who until a few months ago were part of the laborant society in the country.
Public Workers
Office workers
Types of Jobs
Types of Jobs
People who had recieved a complete education. They created their own business.
Billionaire/Millionaire People
Guatemalan Labor Situation
types of jobs:
International Worker
Companies' Owners
Smaller Business' Owners
People who have stable works based on their professions and they also have a good/excellent income to support all their needs.
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