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Invitation to the 2nd International Miners' Conference

Dear colleagues,
we are very happy to invite you to the 2nd International Miners' Conference in Ramagundam/Godavarikhani in India from 2-5 February 2017.

In all mining regions of the world the achievements of the miners are being attacked more and more. In many countries miners and their families are fighting against dismissals, against shutdowns and against more and more brutal over-exploitation of their livelihoods, in the end mainly for their very existence. Also the population increasingly stands on their side.

Nowadays, it is not sufficient any more to put up demands in one country only and isolated. The First International Miners' Conference in Peru, 2013, with miners from 25 countries stated: "Today it is less and less possible, isolated from each other and locally limited, to prevail against the international mining monopolies. What we need is the unity of workers worldwide!"

We want a future worth living for the peoples, us and our children!
Join the 2nd International Miners' Conference. It will take place from 2 to 5 February 2017 in India, one of the significant mining countries of the world where alone 500.000 coal miners live and work.

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Proposal for a Practical Program of the International Miners' Coordination


The 1. International Miners' Conference 2013 in Arequipa/ Peru including representatives from 25 countries of four continents was a very significant step towards the unification of miners in the whole world. It was guided by the principle that miners'movement must coordinate and cooperate internationally if we want to become a superior force against the international mining monopolies and their governments. In the founding resolution of the conference it says : „It is less and less possible today, isolated from each other and locally restricted, to assert against the international mining monopolies. What we need is the unity of workers worldwide!"

Only on the basis of precise demands and goals which will also be enforced by the common struggle against the governments and trusts such a coordination can progress.

1. There are more than 22 million miners who convey and extract the treasures of the ground under hard and dangerous conditions but their living conditions are in a bad state. Not only the wages are low to be able to live decently but often stagnate or sink. They are out of all proportion to the work performed by them. Even a nominal wage increase becomes insignificant in view of rising costs of living. For a rise of the miners' wages which correspond with an adequate life.

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