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Argentina

Education unions see 'uncertainty' ahead of beginning of classes 2015-02-21 [The Herald]
Protests in Buenos Aires to Demand Explanation of Nisman’s Case 2015-02-06 [The Herald-Tribune]
Strike threatens top fruit exports 2015-01-29 [Fruit Net]


Bolivia

Oil Union Laments Death of YPFB CEO 2015-01-26 [Prensa Latina]
Law Seeks to Protect, Promote Small Producers 2014-11-20 [teleSUR]
On Bolivia’s new child labour law 2014-11-06 [Open Democracy]


Brazil

Strike ends at Brazil GM plant after union flexes muscle 2015-02-27 [Reuters]
Unions File Complaint against McDonald’s 2015-02-26 [The Herald-Tribune]
Unions Sue McDonald's Franchisee 2015-02-26 [teleSUR]


Chile

Escondida mine offers layoff program to cut costs 2015-02-05 [MineWeb]
Union takes legal action against anti-union SQM 2015-02-03 [IndustriALL Global Union]
KGHM, miners at Sierra Gorda in talks to avoid strike 2015-01-28 [Reuters]


Colombia

Threats made against Colombian Prosegur union 2015-02-02 [UNI Global Union]
Oil workers union victim of ‘series of threats’ and attacks 2015-01-29 [Colombia Reports]
Judge orders investigation into Prosegur lawyer and refers senior manager to authorities 2015-01-24 [UNI Global Union]


Ecuador

Technical Mission from the International Labour Organization (ILO) visits Ecuador 2015-01-28 [PSI]
Ecuador’s 20-year-old mining conflict 2015-01-12 [Equal Times]
Dismissal of trade union leader is unconstitutional 2014-12-20 [Scoop]


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

Sugar workers reinstated after fertiliser firings 2015-02-21 [The Stabroek News]
Striking UG staff taking protest to Tain campus 2015-02-19 [The Stabroek News]
Protest march set for tomorrow as UG strike continues 2015-02-15 [The Stabroek News]


Paraguay

Protesters nail themselves to wooden crosses wage dispute 2015-01-07 [Irish Independent]
Country Halted by Rural Workers' Highway Shutdown 2014-12-09 [teleSUR]
Airport Workers Go on Strike 2014-11-12 [teleSUR]


Peru

Mass protests against the controversial new youth labor law 2015-02-08 [Counterpunch]
Peru: controversial labour law scrapped 2015-02-02 [Equal Times]
Labour law sparks backlash from enraged youth amid calls for repeal 2015-01-26 [Guardian]


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

SHORTAGES AND SMUGGLING RULE IN VENEZUELA 2015-02-23 [Equal Times]
FMO iron ore operations halted due to strikes 2015-02-12 [Platts]
Socialist Venezuelan Government Clashes With Independent Labor Unions 2015-02-05 [NPR]
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