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To the striking miners in India

Hello, miners, I have heard from the IFTU, which is a member of the International Miners' Coordination, about your three day strike against the planned privatization of 41 coal mining areas in 5 states. I am the main coordinator of the International Miners Coordination and a former underground miner in the coal industry, you have my fullest solidarity in your struggle.

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Albania: The miners are organizing for another strike

We have received the following report from the organization Organizata Politike from Albania They ask for solidarity for the miners in Albania. Please send your declarations of solidarity in English to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will publish them on our homepage and forward them. 27 miners have died since 2014, 8 of whom while working at the AlbChrome mine-pit. Discontent among miners has been brewing for some time. The chronicles of their deaths barely make it on national television, whereas only recently a main prosecutor was accused of negligence in investigating seven deaths dating from 2006-2011 period.

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Germany CAT: Solidarity helps to win

171009catThe closure of mines in the German hard coal industry also meets the colleagues in the supplier industry. They are also challenged in the struggle for every job. This challenge was accepted at Caterpillar. In this context, there are also repeated oppressive measures by the corporations against which the struggle is taken and the solidarity developed. We document a publication on a process against such a politically motivated dismissal at Caterpillar.

"Along with some supporters and their lawyer Frank Stierlin, Claudia Thylmann yesterday won her case against the politically motivated dismissal by Caterpillar.

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Solidarity to strike at VW Portugal on 30th of August

75% votes by ballot of the employees against the planned introduction of regular work on Saturday at VW location in Palmela (Lissabon) express a determined „No“. Starting with first day of strike on 30th of August, they want to stress their demands. Further days of strike are intended in September, if VW does not cancel the planned tightening of exploitation. Considering the result of voting the Workers Commission resigned. They had given in majority their consent to the agreement, which was dictated by VW in guide of blackmailing.http://www.iaar.de/index.php/en/