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Labour news from South America


Argentina

Telam announces its partial return, trade unions declare it a “fake blog” 2018-09-22 [Reports]
Club employees threaten strike before Superliga Argentina clash 2018-09-20 [Newseg]
General Strike Planned over Government-IMF Austerity Plan 2018-09-18 [ITUC]


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

Votorantim Cement: Unions demand social dialogue and fair negotiations 2018-09-21 [BWI]
Flawed justice undermines hopes of working people in Brazil 2018-09-17 [IndustriALL]
Most recent attack on Brazilian workers will reduce salaries and increase accidents 2018-09-14 [PSI]


Chile

State energy firm's workers threaten strike over pollution claims 2018-09-07 [CNBC]
Copper workers face threats in Chile 2018-09-03 [IndustriALL]
Striking workers at Chile's Andina copper mine reject new offer 2018-08-30 [Mining Weekly]


Colombia

UNI Colombia Women's Network: one year and going strong 2018-09-12 [UNI Global Union]
The truth about the situation in Colombia can no longer be denied 2018-09-09 [UNI Global Union]
Union strike halts rigs at Ecopetrol oilfield, production unaffected 2018-09-07 [Reuters]


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

Teachers and their leaders must be commended for standing their ground 2018-09-11 [The Stabroek News]
'Teachers’ Union, govt open preparatory talks for arbitration; disagreement on some terms of reference' 2018-09-11 [Demerara Waves]
Teachers’ recent strike and workers pursuit of the respect for Collective Bargaining 2018-09-10 [The Stabroek News]


Paraguay

Union leads effort to defend the rights of indigenous teachers 2018-08-10 [Education International]
World Bank leaves door open to slavery 2018-08-02 [ITUC]
6 years of impunity 2018-08-01 [UNI Global Union]


Peru

Workers Vow to Mobilize If Congress Blocks Anti-Corruption Referendum 2018-08-27 [TeleSUR]
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]


Suriname


Uruguay

300 jobs at risk in Uruguay mine 2018-08-09 [IndustriALL]
Workers Defend Rights in Massive Act 2018-06-29 [Prensa Latina]
Uruguay Commemorates 55 Years of Cuban Medical Collaboration 2018-05-27 [Prensa Latina]


Venezuela

Public Sector Workers Protest in Defense of Labor Rights 2018-09-23 [Venezuelanalysis]
Venezuela: where a crisis and a “gold rush” are creating an environmental disaster 2018-09-12 [Equal Times]
Opposition’s call for strike does little against Venezuela President Maduro’s new economic measures 2018-08-22 [The Globe and Mail]
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