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Labour news from South America


Argentina

Gov’t defends violent eviction of protesters 2015-07-31 [Buenos Aires Herald]
Bus drivers injured during violent protests over workplace issues 2015-07-30 [Buenos Aires Herald]
Border Guards in riot gear violently evict bus driver protesters 2015-07-30 [Buenos Aires Herald]


Bolivia

Morales Marks May Day with Worker Salary Increases 2015-05-02 [teleSUR]
Oil Union Laments Death of YPFB CEO 2015-01-26 [Prensa Latina]
Law Seeks to Protect, Promote Small Producers 2014-11-20 [teleSUR]


Brazil

FUP prepares September strike in defence of Petrobras 2015-07-30 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Possible national strike at Prosegur in Brazil 2015-07-30 [UNI Global Union]
Taxi drivers block streets of Rio in protest against Uber 2015-07-29 [Yahoo]


Chile

Copper Miner Shot Dead During Ongoing Labor Strike 2015-07-28 [Democracy Now]
Strike of Security and Decent Work on CHEC from China 2015-07-25 [BWI]
Contract worker shot dead after clashes in Chile mining strike 2015-07-25 [Associated Press]


Colombia

Members take to streets to secure DHL workers’ rights 2015-07-29 [ITF Global Union]
Oil Workers: “In spite of the profits, they have taken drastic measures against the workers.” 2015-07-25 [teleSUR]
TUC condemns arrest of human rights defenders in Colombia 2015-07-22 [TUC]


Ecuador

Labor Groups Oppose National Strike 2015-07-28 [teleSUR]
Galapagos paralyzed as islanders protest losing subsidies 2015-06-14 [Associated Press]
Galapagos briefly paralyzed as islanders strike over losing subsidies; troops fire tear gas 2015-06-14 [Associated Press]


French Guiana


Guyana

The UGSSA is not a recognized union 2015-07-02 [Stabroek News]
Some workers at Oldendorff only on short-term contracts 2015-06-27 [The Stabroek News]
GAWU credit union asks GuySuCo to resume deductions 2015-06-26 [The Stabroek News]


Paraguay

Union Stresses Bad Workers Conditions in Pope's Visit 2015-07-12 [teleSUR]
IFJ backs affiliate SPP from Paraguay in condemning unfair dismissal in La Nación newspaper 2015-06-23 [IFJ]
Dockworkers at Peru's top port reach deal to end strike -union 2015-06-06 [Reuters]


Peru

Construction Union Leaders Murdered 2015-07-25 [Solidarity Center]
Minimum Wage Frozen for Last 3 Years 2015-07-25 [teleSUR]
Unions in Peru File Complaint for Violation of Labor Rights in U.S.-Peru Trade Agreement 2015-07-24 [AFL-CIO]


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

Protests staged in Uruguay as lead-up to general strike 2015-07-29 [Fox News Latino]
Protests Staged as Lead-Up to General Strike 2015-07-29 [The Herald-Tribune]
Public Transport to Join National Strike 2015-07-29 [Prensa Latina]


Venezuela

Labour Ministry orders Polar beer workers to lift strike 2015-07-16 [Reuters]
Country May Run Out of Beer 2015-07-11 [Breitbart]
Strike threatens to leave Venezuela with a beer shortage 2015-07-06 [El Pais]
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