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Mine deaths lead to protest rally in Pakistan

This January was another bloody month for coal workers with 6 workers killed [2] in three separate accidents. Unfortunately, the coal mining industry in Pakistan has a terrible industrial record [3] where workers have few rights and work long hours in unsafe conditions. Following on from the most recent deaths, mining unions held a protest rally in Quetta demanding better health and safety for all mine workers.

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Indonesia: To the families of the dismissed miners of Grasbergmine

Dear families and miners we miners' wives and girlfriends from mining miners AG in the Women's Association Courage have learned that Freeport has fired 4,220 miners after the strike in May. It makes us angry that Freeport has at the same time given access to education and other services for the miners and their families. We mourn the families of the seven Freeport miners who were ill and died as a result of their health insurance cut by Freeport.

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Kazakhstan: strike on 8 coal mines

In the Karaganda region on December 11, a strike of four coal mines began, yesterday 4 more mines joined the strike, in general, at the moment, there are 8 mines on strike! About 200-300 miners are underground.

India: 43 days hunger-strike and demonstrations

Coal Miners from Bhawani Mine have agitated for 43 days by way of Hunger Strike, demonstration etc 
 
Arbitrary and Illegal Mines Closures in Coal India Ltd.

Following the Strike Notice served to the Coal India 's Management by the all the five Unions
- AITUC, BMS, CITU, HMS and INTUC operating in the Coal Industry, the matter was seized by the Deputy CLC (C) - Kolkata.

In both the Conciliation Meetings held on 18/06/17 and on 07/09/17, the Deputy CLC (C) has ordered some directives on the issue of Closures of Mines to be observed by all

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India: Join Sit-In Protest on 9-11 November in Delhi

We are United! We will Fight! Join the Fight to Protect our Rights
Join the Sit-in at Jantar Mantar 9-11 November 2017
Ill motivated economic policies destroying jobs and livelihoods

In the last year the BJP government has come out in the open to attack the working class. Its policies have destroyed jobs, livelihoods and lives. Government data confirms that lakhs of workers lost their jobs because of the government’s ill motivated note ban. Even more are losing their jobs because of the hurried and poorly planned introduction of the Goods and Services Tax.

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India: support for the general strike

Dear Colleagues,

we have heard that the miners and workers in India are going to do a sit in. We support your struggle for the important demands of the workers.

We commit ourselves to make known your demonstration in the continents and spread worldwide through our homepage, as well as to organize the solidarity. You can be sure of the support and solidarity of miners and people in the mining regions around the world. Today, international mining corporations are operating worldwide and, together with them, are exacerbating exploitation and oppression.

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India: Arbitrary and Illegal Mines Closures in Coal India Ltd.

Coal Miners from Bhawani Mine have agitated for 43 days by way of Hunger Strike, demonstration etc 

Following the Strike Notice served to the Coal India 's Management by the all the five Unions
- AITUC, BMS, CITU, HMS and INTUC operating in the Coal Industry, the matter was seized by the Deputy CLC (C) - Kolkata.

In both the Conciliation Meetings held on 18/06/17 and on 07/09/17, the Deputy CLC (C) has ordered some directives on the issue of Closures of Mines to be observed by all
- That, they will maintain the Statuquo that is the Management will not undertake any action amounting to closure and the Unions will defer their Strike till final decision on the  Strike Notice.
- But the Management - WCL of Coal India closed the Ganapati Mine in Pench Area  on 03/08/17 without any Written Notice but only with a Verbal Announcement by the Safety Officer that the Mine is closed from the day.
- Similarly, the Bhawani Mine from Ambadha Colliery in Kanhan Area was closed from the 01/09/17 only with 
a Notice stating that the Mine shall be closed from today due to an Order from Above.

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Iran: Dear Comrades and friends, workers of mining, steel & metal Industry in Peru

We were informed of your great and just resistance to the capitalist’s bosses thru strikes. This is to inform you that our organisation fully supports your just struggle and wish you greater success in current class struggle. You are not alone, the workers of Iran, especially the Mining & Steel workers have arisen against injustice and exploitations, the wave of every day workers strike grows stronger and more in unity and solidarity.

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Indonesia: Draft Solidarity Declaration with the ore and gold mine Grasberg

To the striking miners of the ore and gold mine Grasberg/Indonesia
We declare our full solidarity with your struggle. For month, you have been demanding to stop the permanent short-time work by the international mining enterprise Freeport. Your families hardly have the money to make a living with the low wage. We are outraged to hear that the US mining monopoly now wants to dismiss 3,000 miners, which is about 10 percent of all people working at the mine.

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