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Labour news from South America


Argentina

UTA transport union ratifies March 31 strike 2015-03-26 [The Herald]
Transport unions ratify strike after negotiations with gov't fail 2015-03-12 [The Herald]
LAN Argentina resumes service after flights halted by strike 2015-03-12 [Reuters]


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

Workers at Chery plant to strike Friday 2015-03-27 [Steel Orbis]
Thousands of Brazilians attend union-organized pro-Dilma march 2015-03-14 [The Herald]
Victory for 5,000 General Motors strikers in Brazil 2015-03-04 [IndustriALL Global Union]


Chile

UN: Persistent Inequalities Exist in Chile 2015-03-25 [teleSUR]
Escondida mine offers layoff program to cut costs 2015-02-05 [MineWeb]
Union takes legal action against anti-union SQM 2015-02-03 [IndustriALL Global Union]


Colombia

Main oil union suspends planned strike 2015-03-26 [Reuters]
Declaration of indefinite strike in oil sector 2015-03-19 [IndustriALL Global Union]
A Photo Report: Prosegur Colombia Manager Sought by Police 2015-03-19 [UNI Global Union]


Ecuador

ITF Ecuador action week builds pressure for Lopez reinstatement 2015-03-18 [ITF]
International mission’s ‘reinstate Jimena’ call backed by Ecuador government ActNOW! 2015-03-11 [ITF]
International mission’s ‘reinstate Jimena’ call backed by Ecuador government 2015-03-10 [ITF]


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

UG workers stay plans for industrial action after payout of salaries 2015-03-21 [The Stabroek News]
Student leadership calls on UG admin, unions to honour resumption pact 2015-03-17 [The Stabroek News]
UG workers union threatens industrial action if salaries not paid by Thursday 2015-03-14 [The Stabroek News]


Paraguay

Trade Unions Study Calling New General Strike 2015-03-25 [Prensa Latina]
Protesters nail themselves to wooden crosses wage dispute 2015-01-07 [Irish Independent]
Country Halted by Rural Workers' Highway Shutdown 2014-12-09 [teleSUR]


Peru

Government eyes pulling Petroperu's 25 pct stake in two oil blocks -union 2015-03-26 [Reuters]
THE INDIGENOUS WOMEN OF AMERICA WANT TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED 2015-03-06 [Equal Times]
Young Workers Shake up Peru, Stop Discriminatory Law 2015-02-28 [Solidarity Center]


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

Construction Workers Go on four-hour Strike 2015-02-04 [Prensa Latina]
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]


Venezuela

ITUC Criticises US 'National Security' Decision 2015-03-14 [ITUC]
SHORTAGES AND SMUGGLING RULE IN VENEZUELA 2015-02-23 [Equal Times]
FMO iron ore operations halted due to strikes 2015-02-12 [Platts]
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