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America: Judge extends order against striking Alabama miners, citing violence

Members of the United Mine Workers of America are marching in New York City Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, in support of the ongoing strike against Warrior Met Coal in Alabama. Citing “unlawful, violent and prohibited” behavior by some picketers, a Tuscaloosa County circuit judge has extended a temporary restraining order against the United Mine Workers of America through Nov. 15 in their continued strike against Warrior Met Coal.

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Chile: Strike in copper mine

Workers at the Andina copper mine of the Chilean state-owned company Codelco are on strike against the announcement of the cancellation of health rights and compensation for years of work. The strike call is backed by the three unions Suplant, SIIL and SUT. The mine produced more than 184000 tonnes of copper last year.

Letter of solidarity to the striking miners of Alabama/USA

Dear colleagues We have heard that you have been on strike since Thursday. Despite the Corona crisis, you are waging a courageous struggle for your wages, workers' rights, life, dignity and health. You have our fullest solidarity in your strike. We miners stand with you internationally and wish your struggle every success! At the 2nd International Miners' Conference in February 2017 in Ramagundam/India, we adopted a joint International Struggle Program. It states,

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Strike Continues for UMWA members at Warrior Met Mines

The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced today that its members working at Warrior Met in Bessemer, AL did not ratify a tentative agreement that had been negotiated with the company and will remain on their unfair labor practice strike. “Our members made it clear that the tentative agreement was not sufficient enough to make up for the sacrifices made in 2016,” said International President Cecil E. Roberts.

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As Alabama coal miners strike, Warrior Met has ‘continuity plans’

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Striking mine workers began picketing Warrior Met Coal last night after weeks of negotiations.
According to the United Mine Workers of America, the strike began at 10 p.m. The UMWA issued a strike notice Wednesday, covering more than 1,100 workers at all of the company’s operations, including the No. 4 mine, the No. 5 preparation plant, the No. 7 mine and its central shop. Solidarity statements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Colombia: Sintracarbón fights for 450 jobs at Cerrejón

Sintracarbón continues to fight for decent jobs and working conditions at Cerrejón, Colombia, while the company is putting pressure on 450 workers to accept voluntary retirement. If they don’t, the workers will be dismissed without just cause. According to IndustriALL Colombian affiliate Sintracarbón, on 23 February, Cerrejón threatened 450 workers with dismissal if they didn’t accept retirement.

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Bolivia, Canada, Peru, South Korea: Coronavirus stops mines

Bolivia's San Cristobal mine in Potosi, which has one of the largest zinc, lead and silver deposits in the world, has ceased production. The mine is a subsidiary of the Japanese Sumitomo Group. The Canadian mining group Cameco has shut down the Cigar Lake Mine. Here 13 percent of the world's uranium was mined.

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Peru: Declaration of solidarity to the striking miners

Dear Colleagues,

We have heard of the courageous strike of the miners, steelworkers and metalworkers of Peru.
We support your struggle for the preservation of the right to strike and the expansion of workers' democratic rights and the important economic demands of the workers.

We commit ourselves to make this strike known in the continents and spread your struggle on our homepage worldwide, as well as to organize the solidarity.

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Chile: talks with union after 30 days strike

Santiago – Chile's Escondida copper mine, the largest in the world, has invited its union to resume talks as a first step towards ending a month-long strike, it said Friday.

The strike, which began February 9 and has lasted for 30 days, is the longest in Escondida's history. With stoppages also in place at other important copper mines worldwide, global copper prices have risen on tighter supply expectations.

"The company is insistent in its call to the union to restart talks, in order to arrive at a deal that will allow the strike to end as soon as possible," Escondida said in a statement late Friday.

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Peru: strike at Cerro Verde

Strike halts output at top Peru copper mine Cerro Verde – union
Lima – Workers at Peru's top copper mine, Freeport-McMoRan's Cerro Verde, started an indefinite strike on Friday that halted 95% of production of about 40 000 tonnes per month, the union said.

But a dispute over worker demands might be solved at a scheduled meeting between union officials and the mine's management on Monday, said Zenon Mujica, the secretary general of the union.

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