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Argentina

Gvt Pushes Back Labor Reform Debate as Opposition Grows 2018-01-18 [VOA ]
Teachers given option to leave their union each time they log in to the Education ministry website. 2018-01-16 [TeleSUR]
Union leaders warn Macri, and forecast he may not end his mandate 2018-01-13 [Merco Press]


Bolivia

President Condemns Doctors' Decision to Maintain Strike 2018-01-10 [TeleSUR]
Govt. and Doctors Reach Pre-Agreement to End Strike 2018-01-03 [TeleSUR]
Government, Doctors Meet To Negotiate End To Strike 2018-01-01 [TeleSUR]


Brazil

Land occupation as a solution to Brazil’s housing crisis 2018-01-08 [Equal Times]
Lula Attends Waste Collector Conference 2017-12-23 [teleSUR]
Workers Reject Sale of Aerospace Firm to Boeing 2017-12-23 [TeleSUR]


Chile

Union at Chile Lomas Bayas mine far from deal with Glencore 2018-01-04 [Reuters]
Workers end strike at Teck’s mine in Chile 2017-12-23 [Mining]
Renault Chile workers in victorious 15-day strike 2017-12-21 [IndustriALL]


Colombia

10 workers die in bridge collapse, officials say 2018-01-16 [The Times-Union]
Workers at Cerrejon coal mine say they could strike over wages 2018-01-10 [Reuters]
This is the Most Dangerous Environment for Trade Unions 2018-01-08 [teleSUR]


Ecuador

Workers Rally to Support Moreno in 'Yes' Campaign 2018-01-07 [TeleSUR]
Educators receive widespread support at ILO 2017-06-12 [Education International]
Women Blaze Trail in Scoring Labor Rights for Domestic Workers 2017-03-08 [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

,Over $2B to be paid to redundant sugar workers : President Granger' 2018-01-11 [Guyana Chronicle]
GAWU skeptical about gov’t statements on severance pay for sugar workers 2017-12-25 [Stabroek News]
GAWU has mounted a strong, consistent struggle against estate closures 2017-12-09 [The Stabroek News]


Paraguay

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]
Sex Workers Demand Better Health Services 2017-09-29 [TeleSUR]


Peru

Teachers strike in Peru for stronger education budget 2017-12-11 [CGTN]
Southern Copper workers in Peru on strike for ninth day 2017-11-30 [Reuters]
Southern Copper workers in Peru on strike for ninth day 2017-11-30 [Reuters]


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

Trade Union Says Venezuela Under President Maduro Lost Almost 4Mln Jobs 2017-12-29 [Sputnik]
Almost 70 media outlets close in Venezuela in 2017, attacks on journalists up: union 2017-12-28 [The Digital Journal]
Teachers' Union in Mexico Defends Venezuela Against Trump 2017-09-06 [teleSUR]
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