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Labour news from South America


Argentina

Labor strike shuts in 40pc of YPF production 2016-05-30 [Argus]
Strikes in Tierra del Fuego: The Battle at the ‘End of the World’ 2016-05-26 [The Independent]
State Workers Launch New Wave of Actions 2016-05-25 [TeleSUR]


Bolivia

Police, workers clash at protest over plant shutdown 2016-05-19 [The Province]
How Children Are Being Exploited by a Failing Labor Law 2016-05-13 [Time]
Minimum Wage rises by 9 percent 2016-05-01 [TeleSUR]


Brazil

Oil Workers 'Strongly Reject' New Petrobras President 2016-05-22 [TeleSUR]
Favourable court ruling puts Brazil seafarers’ strike on hold 2016-05-20 [ITF]
Sea strike on hold as Superior Labour Court upholds right to strike 2016-05-19 [The Shipping News]


Chile

Industral Chile sponsors bill to declare lithium a strategic national resource 2016-05-10 [IndustriALL]
Chile court tosses key provisions of labor law 2016-04-28 [NY Times]
Statutes, Case Law Strengthen Unions 2016-04-19 [Bloomberg]


Colombia

Workers Vote to Strike at South32’s Cerro Matoso Nickel Mine 2016-05-30 [Bloomberg]
As peace deal nears, Colombia’s journalists and activists still live in fear 2016-05-19 [Equal Times]
Trade Agreement Faces Worker Rights Tests 2016-05-18 [ITUC]


Ecuador

The ILO demands that government respect public workers’ human and trade union rights 2015-11-18 [Education International]
Opposition Unions Call for National Strike 2015-08-20 [teleSUR]
Protests by 1,000s of Ecuadorians meet with brutal repression 2015-08-20 [The Guardian]


French Guiana


Guyana

Umbrella trade unions to hold joint May Day rally this year 2016-04-15 [Stabroek News]
Gov’t should ensure wage hikes for sugar workers 2016-03-25 [The Stabroek News]
GuySuCo tells sugar unions no wage hike for 2015 2016-03-23 [The Stabroek News]


Paraguay

Juvenile detention centres, a very real Dante’s Inferno in Paraguay 2016-05-10 [Equal Times]
General strike provoked by anti-worker policies 2015-12-24 [The Morning Star]
Thousands Join Paraguay General Strike 2015-12-22 [teleSUR]


Peru

Workers at Toromocho copper mine plan strike May 31 2016-05-26 [The Daily Mail]
Largest labor union backs Pedro Pablo Kuczysnki 2016-05-20 [Reports]
Peru expels UNI advisor from the country ActNOW! 2016-05-16 [UNI]


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

Trump Tower Workers in Uruguay Went on Strike Over a Dozen Missing Sausages 2016-03-11 [The Street]
7th Our Americas Union meet starts March 31 2016-02-20 [Prensa Latina]
Cabbies block training session for Uber drivers 2015-11-17 [Associated Press]


Venezuela

President Threatens Seizure of Factories After Production Halts 2016-05-15 [VoA]
Workers to benefit from stronger unions in Venezuela 2016-04-08 [ITF]
So long to Hugo Chavez posters in Venezuela assembly 2016-01-09 [CNN]
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