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Labour news from South America


Argentina

Teachers carry out nation-wide strike 2016-08-25 [Education International]
Teachers Strike for Public Education, Against Macri 2016-08-25 [TeleSUR]
CGT trio elected amid more internal quarrels 2016-08-24 [Buenos Aires Herald]


Bolivia

Bolivian minister beaten to death by striking miners 2016-08-26 [The Journal]
Why Workers Are Marching Against Evo Morales 2016-07-06 [NACLA]
Dialogue to End Textile Workers Protest 2016-07-03 [TeleSUR]


Brazil

Interim Government set to Privatise Key Assets and Cut Social Spending 2016-08-27 [ITUC]
Fourth journalist killed in 2016 2016-08-24 [IFJ]
Ceremony to remember the lives lost for the Rio Olympics 2016-08-24 [BWI Global Union]


Chile

Over 500,000 Protest Pinochet's Private Pension System 2016-08-22 [TeleSUR]
Agreement ends strike at salmon plant Multiexport 2016-08-02 [FIS]
200,000 March Against For-Profit Pensions 2016-07-26 [TeleSUR]


Colombia

Unions support peace process 2016-08-27 [Education International]
Peace deal brings hope to trade unionists 2016-08-17 [Stronger Unions]
IndustriALL condemns death threats made to Colombian union leader 2016-08-10 [IndustriALL]


Ecuador

Time is pressing to halt the imposed dissolution of the teacher union UNE 2016-08-12 [Education International]
Union resists government threat of dissolution ActNOW! 2016-08-03 [EI]
Union resists government fire that threatens its dissolution 2016-07-27 [Education International]


French Guiana


Guyana

Nagamootoo urges worker training for oil sector; CCWU concerned about insufficient govt funding for Critchlow Labour College 2016-08-22 [Wave]
Bosai workers protest sloth in wage negotiations 2016-08-20 [The Stabroek News]
GUYSUCO accuses union of trying to shut down sugar industry 2016-08-16 [The Observer]


Paraguay

EXPLOITATION OF CHILD DOMESTIC LABOUR IN PARAGUAY, A HIDDEN, DEEP-ROOTED CUSTOM 2016-08-12 [Equal Times]
Massacre involving land rights dispute calls Paraguay justice system into question 2016-07-22 [Equal Times]
Juvenile detention centres, a very real Dante’s Inferno in Paraguay 2016-05-10 [Equal Times]


Peru

Workers at Chinalco's copper mine in Peru start strike – union 2016-06-01 [Mining Weekly]
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]


Suriname


Uruguay

Paper union seeks to negotiate the rehiring of 270 workers 2016-08-24 [IndustriALL]
Massive numbers of Uruguayans join strike for better pay 2016-07-21 [IndustriALL]
Port workers walking out 2016-07-13 [Trade Winds]


Venezuela

Worker Occupied Kimberly-Clark Factory Produces 2 Million Sanitary Pads 2016-08-20 [Venezuelanalysis]
Unions call for war on bullying bosses 2016-08-20 [The Morning Star]
Maduro Commits Funds to Seized Factory 2016-07-29 [Venezuelanalysis]
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