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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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Indonesia: solidarity with the 3,000 dismissed Freeport miners

Dear Mine-Workers,

dear friends,

we are a German mineworkers movement and we declare you our full solidarity. We stand at your side in the fight for workers rights, against dismssision, for the rigth to strike.

We will organize international solidarity in Germany against the capitalist-monopol Freeport.

Separated we are defeated- united we will win!

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India: Adverse effects of open cast mining

Coal mining in India began in 1774. John Sumner and Suetonius Grant Heatly of East India Company commenced commercial exploitation in the Ranigunj coalfield in West Bengal state. India has estimated coal reserves of 306.6 billion metric tons (338.0 billion short tons), the fifth largest coal reserves in the world. India is the fourth largest producer of coal in the world, producing 591.4 million tons in 2014.

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India: IFTU Press Statement, more than 50 workers buried alive

National Committee
President:Aparna, General Secretary: Pradeep

The Indian Federation of Trade Unions strongly condemns the criminal negligence on the part of the unholy alliance of Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (ECL) management, the local outsourcing company Mahalaxmi and the officials of the Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) which has resulted in the cave-in in the open cast mine of Lalmatia colliery in Godda district of Jharkhand on 29th Dec causing more than 50 workers to be buried alive. It was no accident but a man-made tragedy waiting to happen.

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Iran: Chadoremlu mine

More than 2,000 mine workers of Chadoremlu mine protest against the bill on amending the labor law imposed by the administration of both Ahmadinejad and Rohani

2,100 mine workers of this mine operation signed a petition and demanded from the parliament members that due to the obvious shortcoming with regard to labor law reform bill, to waver its review in the House and return it to the government.

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Declaration of solidarity to the Indian miners on the occasion of their general strike on 2 September 2016

Dear miners and dear mining families in India,

on behalf of the miners of the world, the members of the Coordinating Group of the International Miners' Coordination conveys our solidarity with your general strike on 2 September.
In many countries, we are having the same disputes as you, partially even facing the same international corporations.
We believe that we, the miners of the world, must jointly act against that. Thus, the 2nd International Miners' Conference will take place in Ramagundam/Godavarikhani in India from 3 to 5 February 2017. We intend to decide on a joint Practical Program then.
Joint the International Miners' Movement and come to the 2nd International Miners' Conference.

We wish you a lot of success and are with you with all our heart.
We are making the struggle known worldwide.

Glück AUF („good luck", Geman miners' saying)
International Coordinating Group of the International Miners' Coordination

Andreas Tadysiak