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Argentina

Labour bill makes its way through Senate 2016-04-28 [The Herald]
Unions Confirm March against Government 2016-04-26 [Prensa Latina]
Victory for Argentine Workers: Bank Staff Win 33% Pay Increase 2016-04-23 [TeleSUR]


Bolivia

Social Movements Seek to Preserve Changes 2016-04-03 [Prensa Latina]
6 Dead in Bolivia After Workers Locked Inside During Protest 2016-02-19 [teleSUR]
6 dead of asphyxiation in Bolivia protest 2016-02-19 [Associated Press]


Brazil

11 workers killed in Rio Olympics projects – BWI calls for independent investigation 2016-04-29 [BWI Global Union]
Fight against modern day slavery continues 2016-04-26 [Equal Times]
ITUC Call for Respect for Democracy and the Rule of Law 2016-04-21 [ITUC]


Chile

Chile court tosses key provisions of labor law 2016-04-28 [NY Times]
Statutes, Case Law Strengthen Unions 2016-04-19 [Bloomberg]
Strike grounds Sky Airlines 2016-04-08 [La Prensa]


Colombia

Drummond to start talks with its biggest coal workers' union 2016-04-22 [Reuters]
Government reaches deal with striking child welfare workers 2016-04-17 [Reports]
Drummond starts labor talks with coal workers 2016-04-15 [Reuters]


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

General strike provoked by anti-worker policies 2015-12-24 [The Morning Star]
Thousands Join Paraguay General Strike 2015-12-22 [teleSUR]
Strikes, marches to protest right-wing policies 2015-11-04 [teleSUR]


Peru

Global unions protest Peru’s expulsion of union adviser 2016-04-19 [ITF]
Workers at Freeport’s copper mine to down tools 2016-04-08 [Mining Weekly]
Workers at Cerro Verde copper mine in Peru plan strike next week 2016-04-01 [Reuters]


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

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]
Unions Get Ready Before New Political Situation 2015-12-30 [Prensa Latina]
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