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Miners at Glencore Peru demand better working conditions

17 August, 2022Over 1,000 workers at Glencore-controlled mining firm Los Quenuales are taking action to press the company to respect outsourcing limitations and collective bargaining rights, provide better food and to comply with occupational health and safety requirements.

Peru ratifies ILO Convention 190

23 February, 2022Peru has become the fourth country in Latin America to ratify ILO Convention 190, after with Uruguay, Argentina and Ecuador, and the eleventh in the world. 

Farmindustria union in Peru signs first collective bargaining agreement

13 October, 2021After a 30-day strike, workers at Farmaindustria-Abbott International in Peru signed their first collective bargaining agreement on 4 October, achieving economic and social benefits as well as major improvements in working conditions for all.

Farmindustria-Abbott workers in Peru continue their fight

28 September, 2021The union of Farmindustria workers in Peru, part of Peru's federation of manufacturing workers (FETRIMAP), an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, went on strike on 1 September to demand increased wages and better working conditions.

Unions in Peru take action for a fair and sustainable textile industry

20 January, 2021In December, the Federation of textile workers of Peru (FNTTP) delivered a document called "Platform for a claim for a fair and sustainable textile and clothing industry” to the Labor and social security commission.

Glencore workers in Peru stage indefinite strike over labour abuse

16 December, 2020Workers at Empresa Minera Los Quenuales, a subsidiary of Glencore Finance Bermuda Ltd in Peru, launched an indefinite strike on 1 December over labour violations, mainly related to health and safety during the pandemic.

Unique-Yanbal Peru dismisses 600 workers during the pandemic

22 July, 2020In the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, cosmetics and jewelry producer Unique-Yanbal in Peru, has dismissed 600 workers, nearly all women.

Workers in Peru and Chile question BHP's response to Covid-19

29 May, 2020Several unionized BHP workers in Peru and Chile are questioning the company's response to Covid-19. They state that new infections persist in Peru and that in Chile the company recruits only workers who do not have pre-existing health conditions.

New cases of Covid-19 in Peru’s mines

13 May, 2020As operations in Peru’s mines continue despite a state of emergency, the National Miners’ and Metalworkers’ Union (FNTMMSP) says 252 miners have contracted the disease and one has died.

Peru’s government puts economic interests before miners’ safety

23 March, 2020Even though Peru’s government has introduced a curfew and state of emergency, mineworkers still have to go to work without any virus-protection measures.