6 August, 2015Trade union representatives met with copper company Antapaccay S.A management on 24 July in Lima to discuss the company’s anti-trade union practices. The union is demanding Antapaccay to respect union rights and the freedom of association, but the meeting ended without any significant progress.
SITRAMINA, affiliated to FNTMMSRP and IndustriALL Global Union, represents workers employed by Glencore subsidiary Antapaccay. Both sides met on 24 July in Lima to discuss the company’s anti-trade union practices at a hearing convened by the Ministry of Labour’s Dispute Mediation and Collective Bargaining Department.
The meeting made no significant progress, but both sides agreed to continue talks with a view to signing a collective agreement by 17 August.
And although the company did not accept that it has violated trade union rights, it was an important and strategic meeting for the workers. The IndustriALL Glencore global network continues to express solidarity with colleagues at Antapaccay.
IndustriALL Global Union’s Assistant Regional Secretary Marino Vani attended the meeting and said that IndustriALL continues to firmly support the unions affiliated to the mining federation:
IndustriALL will closely follow the negotiations and, along with the global network of Glencore trade unions, we will be ready to take solidarity action in support of SITRAMINA members.