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Labour news from South America


Argentina

Inequality grows as economy sputters and poverty rises 2017-01-15 [IN news]
Government Offers Workers Incentives to Join Formal Labor Market 2017-01-15 [PanAm Post]
Oil Companies and Unions in Argentina Reach Fracking Agreement 2017-01-13 [The Star]


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

Police and Prison Guards on Strike in Rio de Janeiro Over Non-Pay 2017-01-18 [The Times]
Unions demand lower interest rates 2017-01-15 [Latin American Herald Tribune]
Education, democracy and resistance 2017-01-14 [Education International]


Chile

Strike ends at Yamana Gold's El Peñón mine, union says 2017-01-18 [Reuters]
Wage talks accelerate at BHP's Chilean copper mine 2017-01-13 [Fairfax Media]
Strike at Yamana Gold mine enters ninth day, shares fall 2017-01-12 [Mining Weekly]


Colombia

Trade union leader Ballesteros freed 2017-01-17 [The Morning Star]
How Colmbia musr raise Labor standards under FTA agreement with USA 2017-01-12 [DOL]
Gas Natural Fenosa plans on keeping its Colombian subsidiary Electricaribe 2016-12-22 [IndustriALL]


Ecuador

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]
Ecuador: UN summit turns the spotlight on Quito’s land struggle 2016-10-13 [Equal Times]


French Guiana


Guyana

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]
Brace for more blackouts as GPL workers go on strike for increased salaries 2016-12-19 [Demerara Waves]


Paraguay

Paraguay’s university students are protesting against corruption 2016-10-25 [Equal Times]
Campesinos March Against Conservative President 2016-09-21 [TeleSUR]
National mobilisation for decent wages 2016-09-02 [IFJ]


Peru

Workers At Peru's Camisea Gas Fields Call Off Strike 2016-12-29 [Reuters]
Natural gas workers plan strike 2016-12-19 [LNG Industry]
Natgas workers plan strike that could disrupt LNG exports 2016-12-16 [Reuters]


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

Two Venezuelan oil workers die in fire -PDVSA 2016-12-21 [Reuters]
A brief guide to (trying to) understand the Venezuela crisis 2016-12-21 [Equal Times]
Strike at steel plant ends 2016-12-07 [Steel Orbis]
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