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Labour news from South America


Argentina

YPF Says 23,000-Strong Oil Workers Strike Costs $12 Million 2014-07-25 [Bloomberg]
Oil Union Paralyzes Vaca Muerta Amid Energy Bill Talks 2014-07-24 [Bloomberg]
Unions join forces to battle income tax 2014-07-21 [The Herald]


Bolivia

Country on verge of legalizing work by children as young as 10 2014-07-18 [The Telegram]
Work stoppage at Pan American Silver's San Vicente mine 2014-07-17 [Insurance News Net]
Pan American Silver's mine goes on strike 2014-07-16 [BN Americas]


Brazil

Largest bank union seeks 12.5 pct pay rise 2014-07-28 [Reuters]
Yazaki plant closure in Bahia, Brazil will make 1,200 workers redundant 2014-07-15 [IndustriALL Global Union]
São Paulo techies get pay rise following strike 2014-07-04 [ZDNet]


Chile

Collahuasi miner strike after worker dies 2014-07-27 [Metall Guru]
Collahuasi miners down tools for 24 hours after worker dies 2014-07-27 [Reuters]
How Chilean miners survived 69 days trapped underground 2014-07-15 [New Yorker]


Colombia

Is this U.S. coal giant funding violent union intimidation in Colombia? 2014-07-22 [The Centre for Public Integrity]
Mexico and Colombia on IndustriALL’s critical list for severe worker violations 2014-07-15 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Coal mechanics' strike in 6th day 2014-07-15 [Reuters]


Ecuador

Tell Ecuador’s President: Stop the persecution of social and labour activists ActNOW! 2014-04-23 [PSI]
Public workers' rights continue to be violated in Ecuador 2013-10-03 [PSI]
Workshop takes aim at fashion industry exploitation 2012-09-18 [IndustriALL Global Union]


French Guiana

ICEM, Labour Minister Meet to Air Concerns in Bauxite Mine Dispute 2010-06-28 [ICEM]
Bauxite Union Still Seeking Justice from RusAl, Government 2010-05-31 [ICEM]
Bauxite Workers’ Union Pickets Government, RusAl Offices in Georgetown 2010-02-08 [ICEM]


Guyana

Hotel Tower reneges on promised wages to laid-off workers – union 2014-07-04 [The Stabroek News]
From Guyana to the Caribbean, to the World 2014-06-30 [The Stabroek News]
Gov’t disinterest in talks on workers wages ‘disturbing’ – Yarde 2014-06-17 [The Stabroek News]


Paraguay

Hugo Gonzalez Chirico, Paraguayan trade unionist on hunger strike 2014-06-06 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Paraguay: Rights to social protection - Domestic workers are no exception 2014-05-06 [ILO]
Country paralyzed by anti-privatization strike 2014-03-27 [The Star]


Peru

Buenaventura Announces 3-Day Strike at Orcopampa Mine 2014-07-23 [Ad Hoc News]
Shougang Hierro union votes to strike 2014-07-19 [BN Americas]
Unions reject disastrous Peruvian reforms 2014-07-18 [IndustriALL Global Union]


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

Resisting neoliberalism: a lesson from Uruguay 2014-07-01 [Equal Times]
Uruguay and Denmark top the list of ITUC Global Rights Index 2014-05-30 [MercoPress]
Unions win the approval of the new 'Law of Corporate Criminal Liability' in Uruguay. 2014-03-25 [BWI]


Venezuela

Workers in State Companies Demand Improved Pay & Conditions 2014-07-28 [Venezuelanalysis]
Labor militias in the public sector to be mandatory 2014-07-19 [El Universal]
Childcare Workers Hold Vigil Outside National Assembly 2014-06-09 [Venezuelanalysis]
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