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Labour news from South America


Argentina

National strike over ailing economy 2014-08-29 [Al Jazeera]
Unions stage general strike as economy deteriorates 2014-08-29 [Reuters]
Government says it won't yield to unions; controversy over success of the national strike 2014-08-29 [MercoPress]


Bolivia

In Bolivia, with the world’s youngest legal workers 2014-08-13 [Equal Times]
Country on verge of legalizing work by children as young as 10 2014-07-18 [The Telegram]
Work stoppage at Pan American Silver's San Vicente mine 2014-07-17 [Insurance News Net]


Brazil

CONTAG, IUF demand urgent action to halt violence against rural workers and trade unions 2014-08-29 [IUF]
Petrobras REDUC refinery has leak in key boiler unit -union 2014-08-26 [Reuters]
Expanded labour rights for domestic workers 2014-08-21 [The Times-Union]


Chile

Trade Unions Call for Strike Next Week 2014-08-28 [Prensa Latina]
Copper mine contract workers announce one day strike 2014-08-27 [Metal Guru]
Copper mine contract workers announce one-day strike 2014-08-27 [Reuters]


Colombia

Desperate fight for recognition of workplace accident 2014-08-29 [IndustriALL Global Union]
330K teachers to gather in capitals for nationwide strike 2014-08-27 [Colombia Reports]
Mine machinery workers end strike 2014-08-26 [Argus]


Ecuador

mprisonment of trade union leader Dr. Carlos Figueroa 2014-08-21 [TUC]
Tell Ecuador’s President: Stop the persecution of social and labour activists ActNOW! 2014-04-23 [PSI]
Public workers' rights continue to be violated in Ecuador 2013-10-03 [PSI]


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

The GTUC’s interest is in the nation knowing the truth 2014-08-13 [The News]
Ronald Todd was a fearless working-class fighter for social and economic freedom 2014-08-06 [The Stabroek News]
Hotel Tower reneges on promised wages to laid-off workers – union 2014-07-04 [The Stabroek News]


Paraguay

Teachers Begin Strike 2014-08-28 [telesur]
Chirico ends hunger strike but the fight goes on 2014-08-05 [IndustriALL Global Union ]
Hugo Gonzalez Chirico, Paraguayan trade unionist on hunger strike 2014-06-06 [IndustriALL Global Union]


Peru

Shougang Hierro Perú workers threaten to step up protests 2014-08-30 [BN Americas]
Workers at Shougang's iron mine in Peru to strike August 18 2014-08-09 [Reuters]
LAN Argentina se prepara para la huelga; Asamblea de los técnicos de LAN Perú aprueba la propuesta por unanimidad 2014-08-06 [ITF]


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

Fishing industry in trouble 2014-08-06 [Fish Update]
Resisting neoliberalism: a lesson from Uruguay 2014-07-01 [Equal Times]
Uruguay and Denmark top the list of ITUC Global Rights Index 2014-05-30 [MercoPress]


Venezuela

Amid Confusion over Announced Sidor Collective Contract Agreement, Workers Continue Protests 2014-08-18 [Venezuelanalysis]
14 Arrested and Two Injured in Confrontations between Sidor Workers and Venezuelan National Guard 2014-08-18 [Venezuelanalysis]
First Bolivarian Workers’ Congress Begins 2014-08-18 [Venezuelanalysis]
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