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Labour news from South America


Argentina

Court Demands Telam Reinstate Axed Journalists 2018-07-14 [TeleSUR]
National Women’s Network launched in Argentina by FOECYT 2018-07-04 [UNI Global Union]
Teachers March To Demand Wages Above Poverty Level 2018-07-04 [TeleSUR]


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

Volkswagen to furlough 1,000 workers in Brazil as sales slow - union 2018-07-20 [Euronews]
Trade union’s resistance to attacks on education 2018-07-16 [Education International]
PSI holds two seminars on tax and trade in São Paulo 2018-07-13 [PSI]


Chile

Union at Chile's Escondida mine sees little hope for contract deal 2018-07-22 [Reuters]
Strike looms after breakdown in talks at Chile´s Caserones copper mine 2018-07-20 [Reuters]
Government wants conflict at Escondida to be over 2018-07-16 [Mining]


Colombia

Stop the wave of violence and harassment targeting education unionists! 2018-07-11 [Education International]
Hunger strike at Tenaris Colombia called off but struggle continues 2018-07-05 [IndustriALL]
Labour Rights Repression by Tenaris Leads to Hunger Strike: Steelworkers 2018-06-27 [USW]


Ecuador

Ministry of Labour denies trade union registration 2018-06-12 [BWI]
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]


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

GAWU’s move to court over severance pay was approved by the Union’s General Council 2018-07-04 [The Stabroek News]
'Teachers picket union over pay hike' 2018-07-04 [Guyana Chronicle]
GuySuCo sets up coordinating body for alternative livelihoods Programme 2018-06-24 [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

Foreign firms offer to help ex-Peruvian copper workers buy smelter 2018-07-14 [Reuters]
As new teacher protests rise, government says striking professors will be replaced 2018-06-19 [Reports]
'25 Kilos... No More!' – Workers demand reduced weight of cement bags before the Pan American Games in Lima 2019 2018-06-12 [BWI]


Suriname


Uruguay

Workers Defend Rights in Massive Act 2018-06-29 [Prensa Latina]
Uruguay Commemorates 55 Years of Cuban Medical Collaboration 2018-05-27 [Prensa Latina]
Life Can't Amount to Working and Paying Bills: Uruguay's Mujica 2017-11-20 [TeleSUR]


Venezuela

Nurses’ Strike for Better Salaries and Work Conditions 2018-07-14 [Venezuelanalysis]
Unity of action trade union agreement 2018-05-30 [BWI]
The Venezuelan exodus is already structural: migration agencies are appealing for more funding to assist the receiving countries 2018-05-28 [Equal Times]
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