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Drummond acquitted despite accidents and threats

7 May, 2015A six-year legal battle came to an end when the United States Court of Appeal ruled in favour of US-based coal company Drummond, accused of conspiring with paramilitary groups, involvement in a workplace accident and threatening to dismiss workers in Colombia. 

Mines in Colombia still unsafe

19 May, 2015On 13 May, 15 miners died after being trapped in a flooded gold mine in Riosucio, Colombia. After either an explosion inside the mine or cut-off the electricity supply, the pumps stopped working and the mine was flooded. Mine owner, Leonardo Mejía, said that 15 of the 80 miners working in the mine were killed.

Iraq: building capacity for new labour law

21 December, 2015After a decade-long national and international campaign, the Iraqi parliament earlier this year adopted a new labour code. Unions in the country are now building their capacity to work in accordance with the new law.

National strike committee calls for more protests in Colombia

3 June, 2021A month after protests began in Colombia, the national strike comittee is calling for fresh demonstrations after the government refused to sign a preliminary agreement guaranteeing peaceful protests.

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.

Mauritian trade unions mobilize against anti-worker legislation

4 April, 2013The government of Mauritius last week presented to parliament regressive amendments to the Employment Rights Act and Employment Relations Act. The Bills have been denounced by the CMCTEU as a bolstering of the balance of power in favour of employers.

Russia: IndustriALL affiliate ITUWA celebrates victory against short-term contracts

12 February, 2015An important legal victory for the ITUWA this week set a precedent in the fight against precarious temporary contracts in the region’s auto-industry.

IndustriALL joins mourning for five killed miners in Bosnia

11 September, 2014Yet again this week mining trade unions are forced to mark the avoidable deaths of fellow miners, killed on 4 September by lax and underfunded safety procedures.

Another mining accident in Chile shows need to ratify ILO C176

1 November, 2016Another fatal mining accident in Chile stresses the need for the government to ratify ILO Convention 176, on health and safety in mines.

Two thousand miners at Southern Peru Copper on indefinite strike

13 April, 2017Miners at Southern Copper Corporation in Peru are on indefinite strike in support of demands for a bigger share of profits, improvements in medical services, an end to company spying on workers and the reinstatement of dismissed workers.