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Labour news from South America


Argentina

Port workers in Argentine grains hub to hold wage protests 2017-04-21 [Reuters]
Rising tension as teachers’ protest repressed by police 2017-04-19 [Education International]
Public Sector workers stage 1 day strike 2017-04-13 [LAHT]


Bolivia

School or work: the dilemma facing children in Bolivia 2016-11-14 [Equal Times]
Bolivian minister beaten to death by striking miners 2016-08-26 [The Journal]
Why Workers Are Marching Against Evo Morales 2016-07-06 [NACLA]


Brazil

ITUC Solidarity with General Strike 2017-04-28 [ITUC]
Why Brazil Is Striking on Friday 2017-04-27 [Jacobin]
GENERAL STRIKE : April 28 we will stop Brazil ! 2017-04-26 [laboursolidarity,org]


Chile

Labor action threatens Chuquicamata copper mine 2017-04-13 [NASDAQ]
Escondida shadow looms over other mine talks 2017-03-31 [Reuters]
42-day strike in Chile ends with extended agreement 2017-03-29 [IndustriALL]


Colombia

Colombia’s coca growers are trapped between forced eradication and a lack of alternatives 2017-04-26 [Equal Times]
Colombia’s community mothers’ fight for a decent life in their old age 2017-04-10 [Equal Times]
Community mothers’ fight for a decent life in their old age 2017-04-10 [Equal Times]


Ecuador

Women Blaze Trail in Scoring Labor Rights for Domestic Workers 2017-03-08 [TeleSUR ]
Schools in Ecuador to preserve ancestral languages 2017-01-04 [Equal Times]
Brutal persecution of teacher unionists is worsening ActNOW! 2016-11-04 [Education International]


French Guiana

Strikes lifted after aid package agreed with Paris 2017-04-23 [The Guardian]
French Guiana Workers Extend Strike, Set Up More Barricades 2017-04-19 [TeleSUR]
Part of South America facing a total shutdown 2017-04-11 [BBC]


Guyana

Workers Revolt in France’s South American Colony 2017-03-27 [Telesurch TV]
Proposals floated to sell off several sugar estates, shed non-core operations 2017-01-01 [The Stabroek News]
GPL puts contracted workers, managers on standby , in wake of industrial unrest 2016-12-20 [Demerara Waves]


Paraguay

The battle to end unbridled discrimination in Paraguay 2017-02-22 [Equal Times]
Paraguay’s university students are protesting against corruption 2016-10-25 [Equal Times]
Campesinos March Against Conservative President 2016-09-21 [TeleSUR]


Peru

Copeinca workers threaten to deepen strike 2017-04-27 [FIS]
Southern Copper workers back at work after two-week strike 2017-04-25 [Reuters]
Cajamarquilla zinc refinery workers planning to down tools May 3 2017-04-22 [BNA]


Suriname


Uruguay

Transport Co-Ops Block Road in Uruguayan Capital to Protest Ride-Hailing Apps 2016-11-11 [LAHT]
Paper union seeks to negotiate the rehiring of 270 workers 2016-08-24 [IndustriALL]
Massive numbers of Uruguayans join strike for better pay 2016-07-21 [IndustriALL]


Venezuela

Labor Leader Rules Out National Strike 2017-04-19 [Prensa Latina]
Prosecutor Vows ‘No Impunity’ in Union Leader Killing 2017-04-03 [venezuelanalysis]
Transportation Strike Called by Right-Wing 2017-03-07 [Prensa Latina]
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