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Labour news from South America


Argentina

US dollar closer to the 9-peso mark on second day of banking strike 2015-05-28 [The Herald]
UTA complies with mandatory conciliation, suspends strike 2015-05-28 [The Herald]
UTA Lifts Strike 2015-05-28 [Buenos Aires Herald]


Bolivia

Morales Marks May Day with Worker Salary Increases 2015-05-02 [teleSUR]
Oil Union Laments Death of YPFB CEO 2015-01-26 [Prensa Latina]
Law Seeks to Protect, Promote Small Producers 2014-11-20 [teleSUR]


Brazil

Autoworkers fearful of future amid sales slump 2015-05-24 [AFP]
Autoworkers fearful of future amid sales slump 2015-05-24 [The Pennisula]
Olympic construction workers end strike 2015-05-22 [AFP]


Chile

Union sees no sign of agreement from government 2015-05-28 [Undercurrent News]
Exporters fret as customs strike stretches on 2015-05-28 [Reuters]
Customs strike: UK-based swordfish supplier sees sales losses stack up from strike 2015-05-26 [Undercurrent News]


Colombia

Union leader bringing BP to court over his kidnapping and torture 2015-05-28 [The Post]
Union Leader Takes on Oil Giant BP in Landmark Case 2015-05-23 [Telesur]
ITF urges IFC implementation of ombudsman Avianca recommendations 2015-05-21 [ITF]


Ecuador

ITF Ecuador action week builds pressure for Lopez reinstatement 2015-03-18 [ITF]
International mission’s ‘reinstate Jimena’ call backed by Ecuador government ActNOW! 2015-03-11 [ITF]
International mission’s ‘reinstate Jimena’ call backed by Ecuador government 2015-03-10 [ITF]


French Guiana


Guyana

GAWU Credit Union suspends activities in sugar industry as GuySuCo hasn’t paid up 2015-05-29 [The Stabroek News]
Unions urge gov’t intervention as GuySuCo unable to pay workers 2015-05-26 [The Stabroek News]
GuySuCo says unable to pay senior, junior staffers – unions 2015-05-26 [The Stabroek News]


Paraguay

Trade Unions Study Calling New General Strike 2015-03-25 [Prensa Latina]
Protesters nail themselves to wooden crosses wage dispute 2015-01-07 [Irish Independent]
Country Halted by Rural Workers' Highway Shutdown 2014-12-09 [teleSUR]


Peru

Man shot dead by police during mining protest, says union 2015-05-26 [Euronews]
Declaration of Solidarity with the FNTMMSP 2015-05-24 [USW]
Striking Mineworker Injured, 6 Arrested in Peru 2015-05-22 [Solidarity Center]


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

Construction Workers Go on four-hour Strike 2015-02-04 [Prensa Latina]
WHAT NOW FOR URUGUAY’S DRUG REFORMS? 2015-01-21 [Equal Times]
Next gov't looks to reduce working week 2015-01-12 [The Herald]


Venezuela

Maduro Announces 50% Salary Increase for Teachers 2015-05-26 [Venezuelanalysis]
University Instructors Live It Up on Under $70 per Month 2015-05-08 [PanAmPost]
President: Workers Can Now Take over Economic Policy 2015-05-02 [teleSUR]
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