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Peru mine workers go on indefinite strike

2016.09.23Workers at Shougang Hierro Peru mining company have begun an indefinite general strike. They are striking for a decent pay increase and against attacks on workers, as well as demanding better health and safety in the mines.

Unions want justice at Grupo Mexico

2012.09.26On 18 September unions took action in Mexico, Peru and the USA demanding that Grupo Mexico respect workers and unions at all of it’s operations.

Labour conflicts deepen at Glencore Xstrata subsidiary

2014.03.25Workers at a Glencore copper mining company in Southern Peru have walked off the job in protest at labour rights’ abuses.

Union protest ends in Peru

2013.11.11Union members at Hialpesa, a Peruvian textile and garment factory, have returned to work after a three-day protest over temporary contracts.

Glencore Xstrata urged to halt anti-union practices in Peru

2014.01.23Mining giant Glencore Xstrata has been asked to intervene ensure the reinstatement of workers fired for forming at union at its subsidiary in Peru as well as to take steps to mitigate the chilling effect caused by the dismissals.

Another fatal accident at Toquepala - Southern Peru

2012.08.31A worker has died at work after a metal sheet fell on him. The union says that health and safety managers are responsible, and that this is the fourth fatal accident in just over two years.

IndustriALL in solidarity with SITRAMINA members in Peru

2015.08.06Trade 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.

Peru: Manufacturing unions facing up to the challenge

2019.01.08Peru is a bastion of orthodox neoliberalism, where institutions are weak and economic growth is all that matters. But IndustriALL Global Union affiliates (FENAIP, FETRIMAP and FNTTP) are fighting back. They recently agreed to form a national council in order to work closely together, and have planned a series of joint activities as part of a project funded by Union to Union. The two unions in the manufacturing industry are making gains for workers’ rights.

Leading apparel brands urge Peru to repeal harmful law

2013.03.05Leading US apparel companies sourcing from Peru have urged the government to demonstrate its support for decent work by supporting the repeal of legislation allowing suppliers to employ workers on short-term contracts.

Peru textile unions step up campaign against short-term contracts

2012.07.20Two Peruvian textile workers’ federations are launching an ‘adopt a Congress person’ campaign as part of their efforts to end a law which has condemned workers to a lifetime of short-term contracts in appalling working conditions.