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Argentina

Strike threatens top fruit exports 2015-01-29 [Fruit Net]
Union strikes postponed as talks with CAFI continue 2015-01-22 [Fresh Fruit Portal]
YPF Says 3-Day Strike in Mendoza Caused “Huge Losses” 2015-01-18 [The Herald-Tribune]


Bolivia

Oil Union Laments Death of YPFB CEO 2015-01-26 [Prensa Latina]
Law Seeks to Protect, Promote Small Producers 2014-11-20 [teleSUR]
On Bolivia’s new child labour law 2014-11-06 [Open Democracy]


Brazil

Transit strike strands 2 ml people 2015-01-27 [The Weekly]
Pilot Strike Hits Air Traffic 2015-01-23 [Airwise]
Petrobras Brazil refinery blast injures 3, workers protest 2015-01-20 [Reuters]


Chile

KGHM, miners at Sierra Gorda in talks to avoid strike 2015-01-28 [Reuters]
Southern ports end strike 2015-01-13 [Fresh Plaza]
Port workers continue strike 2015-01-09 [Fresh Plaza]


Colombia

Oil workers union victim of ‘series of threats’ and attacks 2015-01-29 [Colombia Reports]
Judge orders investigation into Prosegur lawyer and refers senior manager to authorities 2015-01-24 [UNI Global Union]
Attacks on trade union rights spiraling out of control at Prosegur 2015-01-15 [UNI Global Union]


Ecuador

Technical Mission from the International Labour Organization (ILO) visits Ecuador 2015-01-28 [PSI]
Ecuador’s 20-year-old mining conflict 2015-01-12 [Equal Times]
Dismissal of trade union leader is unconstitutional 2014-12-20 [Scoop]


French Guiana

ICEM, Labour Minister Meet to Air Concerns in Bauxite Mine Dispute 2010-06-28 [ICEM]
Bauxite Union Still Seeking Justice from RusAl, Government 2010-05-31 [ICEM]
Bauxite Workers’ Union Pickets Government, RusAl Offices in Georgetown 2010-02-08 [ICEM]


Guyana

GGMC workers back on the job as new agreement signed 2015-01-29 [The Stabroek News]
Women miners lend support to striking GGMC workers 2015-01-27 [The Stabroek News]
'UG workers go on strike' 2015-01-27 [Kaieteur News]


Paraguay

Protesters nail themselves to wooden crosses wage dispute 2015-01-07 [Irish Independent]
Country Halted by Rural Workers' Highway Shutdown 2014-12-09 [teleSUR]
Airport Workers Go on Strike 2014-11-12 [teleSUR]


Peru

Labour law sparks backlash from enraged youth amid calls for repeal 2015-01-26 [Guardian]
Youth clash with police over cuts in labor rights 2015-01-16 [Times Union]
Fired workers sue the Municipality of Lima 2015-01-09 [This Week]


Suriname

Workers strike at IAMGOLD mine 2011-08-03 [Business Week]
Strike shuts down Canadian owned gold mine 2011-08-03 [AFP]
Strike shuts down gold mine 2011-08-03 [The Star]


Uruguay

WHAT NOW FOR URUGUAY’S DRUG REFORMS? 2015-01-21 [Equal Times]
Next gov't looks to reduce working week 2015-01-12 [The Herald]
Labour union hosts former Guantanamo prisoners strolling streets of Uruguay, dine on kosher beef 2014-12-13 [Associated Press]


Venezuela

Workers Denounce Largest Food Processing Company 2014-12-07 [teleSUR]
Trade Union Congress Proposes Industrial and Economic Strategy 2014-11-18 [Venezuelanalysis]
Coffee Plant Marks 5 Years since Nationalisation 2014-11-18 [Venezuelanalysis]
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