Sergio Mauricio Zamora

Sergio Mauricio Zamora

Member, Board of Directors of EMCALI (Municipal Enterprises of Cali) representing the trade union Sintraemcali

In the past two years our union has successfully resisted the privatisation of the telecommunications unit and has developed alternative proposals to keep EMCALI in public hands.

First, together with TNI, we produced a research report that exposed the corporate interests and amoral practices of MBA Lazard and other investment banks engaged in the implementation of privatisation in Colombia. Then, again with active support from TNI, we developed a public-public partnership between EMCALI and ANTEL, the state-owned telecom company of Uruguay.

This the world’s first public-public alliance in the telecom sector, which gives hopes to many other trade unions searching for alternatives to privatisation in Colombia and other countries of the South.