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Labour news from South America


Argentina

Trade Unionist States “There will Be No Working Subway Until all of Our Comrades are Released.” 2018-05-25 [Newsclick]
Grain dock workers to hold 24-hour strike-union 2018-05-24 [The Shipping News]
Grain dock workers to hold 24-hour strike-union 2018-05-23 [Reuters]


Bolivia

An Explosion Leaves Eight Dead and 12 Injured in Bolivian Mine 2018-04-13 [LAHT]
Major Trade Union Pledges Support for Evo Morales 2018-03-02 [TeleSUR]
President Condemns Doctors' Decision to Maintain Strike 2018-01-10 [TeleSUR]


Brazil

Truckers Strike for Fourth Day 2018-05-25 [Bloomberg]
Lula’s legacy of working-class gains at risk in Brazil’s election 2018-05-23 [FT]
Cargo hit by customs delays as Brazil officials stage new walk-out 2018-05-16 [The Loadstar]


Chile

LATAM Airlines crews head back to work after ending strike 2018-04-29 [Reuters]
LATAM Airlines crew union cannot end strike yet: company 2018-04-28 [Reuters]
Union for LATAM Airlines says to unilaterally end strike 2018-04-26 [Reuters]


Colombia

Colombian Palm Workers Gain Long-Sought Recognition 2018-03-28 [Solidarity Center]
Global Pilots Condemn Avianca Airlines Management’s Union Busting Actions 2018-03-03 [IFALPA]
Pizano SA leaves its 600 workers in the street 2018-03-02 [BWU]


Ecuador

Quito: greater recognition of the role of municipal waste workers but their rights remain vulnerable 2018-04-30 [PSI]
Taxi Drivers, Cooperatives Protest Against Cabify, Uber 2018-03-27 [TeleSUR]
Workers dismissed for organising unions 2018-03-06 [BWI]


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

Gays, lesbians must leverage votes for scrapping of buggery, cross-dressing laws- GTUC Chief 2018-05-18 [Demerara Waves]
GPSU says new union not certified to represent GGMC workers 2018-05-18 [The Stabroek News]
GGMC workers break away from GPSU representation 2018-05-13 [The Stabroek News]


Paraguay

Asuncion: municipal workers, waste pickers and the community in strategic alliance for a quality public waste collection service 2018-05-07 [PSI]
Union applauds historic sentencing for mastermind behind assassination of journalist Pablo Medina 2018-01-08 [Paraguayan Journalists' Union]
Union: Government Overestimating Cost of Adding Staff to Paraguay Electric Utility 2017-11-09 [The Herald-Tribune]


Peru

2-day national strike against attacks on trade union rights at AB InBev's Backus 2018-04-19 [IUF]
Yet another one from Prosegur 2018-04-04 [UNI Global Union]
Strike in ETEX for late payments 2018-04-04 [BWI]


Suriname


Uruguay

Life Can't Amount to Working and Paying Bills: Uruguay's Mujica 2017-11-20 [TeleSUR]
Activists Continue Conference Against Neoliberalism 2017-11-18 [teleSUR]
The latent privatisation and commercialisation of education is setting off alarm bells 2017-11-05 [Education International]


Venezuela

Educational Workers Sign New Collective Contract with Government 2018-04-21 [Venezuelanalysis]
Education Workers, Government Sign Agreement for New Salaries, Benefits 2018-04-13 [TeleSUR]
Construction Collective Bargaining Agreement extended 2018-04-11 [BWI]
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