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Take Action for striking Colombian oil workers

4 October, 2012IndustriALL Global Union calls on its members to express their support for affiliated Unión Sindical Obrera (USO) and the 1,100 striking contract workers in conflict with an oilfield services company in the central Colombian municipality of Puerto Gaitán, as mass work stoppages were met with police aggression yesterday.

COLOMBIA ACTIONS

3 October, 2012IndustriALL affiliate actions to STOP Precarious Work

Tenaris claims low production to fire workers

27 September, 2012Tenaris claims that there is low production in order to justify firing workers with high seniority and suffering illnesses.

Gerdau continues firing workers in Colombia

27 September, 2012Sintrametal and the Gerdau Workers’ World Council met with ministers and members of the government last week.

Gerdau Diaco Muña workers create Sintrametal committee at Sibaté plant

13 September, 2012In response to the dismissal of almost 300 workers at the end of August from two of Brazilian multinational Gerdau’s Colombian steel plants, a group of workers at Muña has decided to get organised and link up with the Sintrametal metalworkers’ union.

Gerdau sacks a total of 270 workers at two of its plants in Colombia

13 September, 2012Gerdau has dismissed 180 workers from its Tocancipá plant and 90 from its Muña plant. Sintrametal is calling on the government to support the country’s workers. The company has blamed the economic crisis for the dismissals.

Colombia: Cepcolsa and Termotécnica refuse to negotiate with USO

12 September, 2012The Colombian oil industry workers’ union, which is negotiating on behalf of contract workers who provide services to Cepcolsa, says it will take action against two companies that refuse to negotiate and that have been ill-treating the workers for a long time.

GM Colmotores workers suspend hunger strike

30 August, 2012The dispute over the dismissal of workers with occupational diseases still continues but the workers have decided to suspend their hunger strike after an agreement on mediation.

Carbones de la Jagua and Fenoco suspend employment contracts

15 August, 2012Sintramienergetica is calling on the Colombian government to stop abuses by union-busting multinationals like Glencore, Drummond and Vale. After nearly one month on strike in defence of the terms of their collective agreement, directly and indirectly employed workers at Carbones de la Jagua and Fenoco have been sacked.

Colombian workers sacked by GM go on hunger strike

10 August, 2012This long-running dispute has intensified in recent weeks. GM withdrew from a meeting with government, ILO and trade union representatives when sacked workers raised the issue of their occupational diseases.