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Labour news from South America


Argentina

Etex Group: growth solidarity with strike in Argentina 2016-02-12 [BWI]
Aviation strikes in Argentina and Brazil ramp up pressure on LATAM 2016-02-12 [ITF Global Union]
Government Tries to Contain Unions 2016-02-12 [Prensa Latina]


Bolivia

Legitimizing Child Labor 2015-12-20 [NYTimes]
Morales Marks May Day with Worker Salary Increases 2015-05-02 [teleSUR]
Oil Union Laments Death of YPFB CEO 2015-01-26 [Prensa Latina]


Brazil

Airports strike grounds Carnival travelers 2016-02-04 [Yahoo]
Union organising Zika workers demand improved conditions - or strike 2016-02-02 [Associated Press]
São Paulo IT workers struggle to get pay increase 2016-01-23 [ZD Net]


Chile

The Battle to Unionize Starbucks in Chile: an Interview with Andrés Giordano Salazar 2016-01-20 [Counter Punch]
workers begin strike at BHP's Cerro Colorado copper mine 2016-01-12 [Platts]
Union at BHP Billiton's Cerro Colorado copper mine to strike 2016-01-09 [Reuters]


Colombia

Colombia: workers at Havells Sylvania poisoned by mercury 2016-02-11 [IndustriALL]
How the Colombian Government Keeps Afro-Colombians Poor 2016-02-09 [AFL-CIO]
All Workers Must be Protected 2016-02-06 [AFL-CIO]


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

'Workers protest outside Wales Estate' 2016-01-22 [Kaieteur News]
'Union opposes GTT early retirement plan, threatens industrial action' 2016-01-22 [Kaieteur News]
'Union rejects GTT retirement proposal' 2016-01-22 [Guyana Chronicle]


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

VIDEO: Cops clash with workers as labour strike rolls on 2015-11-28 [Reuters]
Workers clash with riot police over wages 2015-11-26 [Reuters]
Workers’ strike was illegal, COPEINCA clarifies 2015-10-30 [FIS]


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

Cabbies block training session for Uber drivers 2015-11-17 [Associated Press]
Union Leader: Mobilizations Not Directed at Gov't 2015-11-13 [TeleSUR]
Unions march for rights and decent pay 2015-11-05 [IndustriALL Global Union]


Venezuela

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]
Pepsi-Cola factory workers arrested over slow production 2015-12-24 [Latin Correspondent]
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