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Peru: Striking teachers block border crossings to Bolivia and in areas of Cusco

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100,000 rally in Guayaquil Ecuador in launch of proposed labor laws

Rally launchs federal government’s proposed reforms to labor laws. telesurtv.net reported a massive rally, attended by a hundred thousand Ecuadoreans, was held in Guayaquil today to commemorate the 92nd anniversary of the 1922 massacre of workers where approximately 1,500 people were killed. The rally was organized by the federal government and also served as a […]

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Ecuador: Labor Unions, Indigenous Groups call for new protests on Nov. 19, 2014

emiliopalacio.com reported the successful outcome of the opposition on September 17 could be repeated. This Saturday, October 18, unions United Workers Front, organizations of the indigenous movement and its various allies met in Guayaquil. After a quick assessment of the 17 S, attendees spoke to convene on Wednesday, November 19 new protests in every city […]

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Ecuador: History of Preventative Resistance and Violent Suppression, Intag Valley

By Ariel Smilowitz, Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations cuslar.org / On the heels of the “largest climate march in history,” where hundreds of thousands of activists, demonstrators, politicians, and environmentalists gathered together to protest in solidarity against climate change; NYC’s sixth annual Climate Week; and the United Nations Climate Summit, the issue of climate change […]

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Santiago Chile: Thousands of Passengers impacted by transportation strike

chilevision.cl reported thousands of users of the public transportation were affected this morning by a stoppage of the operator of the Subus Transantiago, which saw nearly a dozen tours of the southern sector and North of Santiago. The strike, nearly half of the company’s 3,500 employees, left many people without locomotion, so you could see […]

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Ecuador: New Work Law Announced

telesurtv.net reported The initiative will open the door to social security for stay-at-home mothers. The Ecuadorian government has announced a new work law which it will send to the National Assembly to be discussed. Details of the new law proposal were revealed late on Friday by Labor Relations Minister Carlos Marx Carrasco. The new legislation […]

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Puerto Rico: Pension Plan Changes causes feeling of insecurity

ipsnews.net reported a feeling of insecurity has overtaken broad sectors of Puerto Rican society as the economy worsens, public sector debt spirals out of control, and the island’s creditworthiness is put in doubt. To tackle this economic crisis, the administration of governor Alejandro Garcia-Padilla has adopted a number of measures that have been extremely unpopular […]

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Paraguay: Teachers to strike for three-months

hispantv.ir reported Paraguayan teachers have announced Thursday a strike for at least three months, from August 27 to November 27, permanent claim of their demands to the Government of Asuncion. On the 27th and 28th of August, the strike of teachers includes hold demonstrations throughout the South American country, and later, shall remain strike permanent […]

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Tumbes Peru: Nine Children Rescued from labor exploitation in rice fields

elcomercio.pe reported nine children who were exploited in rice fields of Tumbes were rescued by the defender of the people, in coordination with the public prosecutor’s Office and agents of the national police of Peru (PNP). The children and teenagers, aged between 9 and 16 years, developing working hours of more than 11 hours a […]

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Brazil: New Labor Law Requires domestic workers to be registered

bbc.com reported a new law in Brazil has come into force under which employers can be fined if they fail to register their domestic workers. It is part of new measures to provide basic protection for some seven million domestic workers long excluded from Brazil’s stringent labour laws. Employers can now be reported and fined […]

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Brazil: Police threaten strike during World Cup 2014

Mercopress reported that only four weeks away from the World Cup and in a climate of growing social unrest Brazil police unions are threatening the government of President Dilma Rousseff with a national strike. For Rousseff it also means an additional challenge since on February 10 the ruling Workers Party will be launching her re-election […]

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Venezuela: Average of Five Trade Unionists murdered each month in 2013

lahora.com.ec reported that an average of five workers per month, mostly trade unionists, were murdered in Venezuela during 2013, according to a report released Monday by the NGO Venezuelan Observatory of Social conflict (SVCO), which accounted for 59 violent deaths of employees and Union members last year. “In this period were 59 murders of workers […]

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Brazil Ranks 94th in Global Modern Slavery Rankings, Study Finds

On October 16, 2013, Estado de São Paulo reported that Brazil ranked 94th in an inaugural study of modern slavery indicators according to the Walk Free Foundation, a global human rights organization.  The study used numbers such as rates of forced marriage, human trafficking and slave labor as indicators.  A majority of Brazilian cases come […]

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PSI sends letter of protest to Correa that rights of public workers continue to be violated

PSI(Public Services International) has sent a letter of protest to the President of the Republic of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, calling him to urgently suspend the application of Decree 813 and informing him once again about our willingness to engage in social dialogue in order to strengthen public services and political democracy, economic and social development […]

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Latin America: Age Discrimination Pernicious Labor Problem

Expreso.ec reported that their is a tendency of firms to hire workers depending on the age that these have is, for many lawyers, employment discrimination principle not yet achieved level eradicate Latin America. The difficulty that some people have to get a place of employment that do not meet the age requirement is the most […]

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Brazil: 1.97 Million Children Work in Unsafe Environments

otempo.com.br reported on June 3, 2013, that according to the National Research by Household Sample, between 1.56 million and 1.97 million children and adolescents work in hazardous and unhealthy occupations/environments. Children and adolescents work in the production of tobacco, cotton, sugar cane, coal plants, drug trafficking, and sexual exploitation among other areas. The National Plan […]

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Brazil Eases Work Visa Application To Attract Foreigners

On May 20, 2013, Globo reported that due to the complicated procedure for foreigners to obtain a work visa in Brazil, the government reduced the number of required documents from fifteen to three; forms that can be filled out and sent over the internet. In addition, work visas; which originally took up to three months […]

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Ecuador: Audit of Media companies reveals 50 percent not following salary laws

Andes.info.ec reported that in the complaint of several journalists and media workers, since last October, the Labor Ministry conducted 700 inspections of media, which resulted in that 50% (350) of them meet labor standards set by the State. Not paying the salary sector to reporters, no overtime pay and have no current contract workers are […]

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Central America: Major job losses due to coffee rust fungus epidemic

Laprensa.com.ni reported that the epidemic of coffee rust caused losses amounting to $ 550 million in Central America and the Caribbean and the decline of 441.000 jobs in the 2012-2013 harvest, according to estimates included in the final report of the International Prices Coffee. The Central American countries were the hardest hit, according to the […]

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Mexican Police use tear gas to disperse protesting teachers (Video)

Federal police use tear gas to clear Mexico teachers Hundreds of federal police cleared protesting teachers from the main highway between Mexico City and Acapulco after the demonstrators blocked the roadway for hours, causing a huge traffic backup. The teachers were protesting against an educational reform that will submit them to evaluation and loosen union […]

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Firefighters begin hunger strike in Panama

A total of 16 firefighters Monday Panamanians began a hunger strike on the headquarters “Ricardo Arango” located in downtown Panama City, the dismissal of seven of his companions. The president of the Firefighters Association, Gabriel Gomez, said that “we as an association we present reimbursement resources, we expect a prompt response from the director.” The […]

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Costa Rica: 300,000 youth between 15 and 24 seeking employment

Nearly 300,000 young people aged 15 to 24 who are working or seeking employment in our country, a population that represents about a third of the total number of boys in that age. Among young workers, half working in trade, agriculture or industry, three quarters are single and three-quarters also have one or more children. […]

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Argentina: health workers threaten strike if government does not increase salaries 50 percent

Health workers argued that if the government intends to pursue increased 23.63% by decree, employees return to the streets. So threatened with two strikes, one for next week and another 48 hours for the next 72 hours. “In the hospitals of the province has seen substantial compliance to the extent of unemployment. When operating with […]

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Manta Ecuador: Homeowners sanctioned for employing domestics without contributing to IESS

200 hundred bosses (homeowners) fined over two year period for not affiliating with IESS for domestic and or construction employees. . News eldiario.com.ec Domestic workers and construction workers are hardest hit. “Rosa” protected name, confessed that for more than two years working on a house, and has not been affiliated with the Insurance, reveals that […]

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ILO reports nine million children working in Latin America

The International Labour Organization (ILO) yesterday reported that about nine million children and adolescents work in Latin America, with the most serious cases in Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia. “Brazil has the largest number of working children in Latin America, followed by Peru, Mexico followed, and fourth in Colombia, not to mention to Haiti,” said […]

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Colombia: Coffee Laborers strike, protest blocking roads, some injuries

eltiempo.com reported that the strike called for Monday coffee has blocked some roads in several departments. When the police commander of Risaralda, Colonel Cyrus Cifuentes and Secretary of Government department, Andres Echeverry, trying to reach an agreement on Monday to reopen the road Pereira-La Virginia, there were fighting with rocks, sticks, water and gas tear. […]

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Mexico: 67 percent of businesses have cut staff to reduce costs

In 57% of companies there has been no salary increase, survey reveals Trabajando.com / Mexico City, 67% of Mexican firms has made staff cuts to reduce costs and 74% of Mexicans do not receive benefits “superior” to the law, according to a study trabajando.com, a consultancy specializing in the field. In the research consisted of […]

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Prosecutors in Brazil to Investigate Slave Labor Complaints near São Paulo

On February 19, 2013, O Estado de São Paulo reported that federal prosecutors are investigating a case in São Paulo state involving accusations of slave labor. Police caught five Bolivian laborers that authorities say were subject to slave conditions working in a sewing factory in Americana. The women worked for a children’s clothing company, of […]

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Tapachula Mexico: Sex Workers protest health department, claim of human rights violations

Also, another female called meet the revised schedules as it should be, because they come when they want and leave the same way, in addition to the abuse by managers, being a clear example of the sex workers to be reviewed every 15 days and that they left each month. In turn, asked the State […]

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University Michoacana Mexico: two injured after man fires weapon on protesters demanding higher wages

One person was arrested after firing a gun against strikers of the Union of Employees of the University Michoacana (SUEUM) who kept a guard in University City facility in Morelia, two weeks ago, and managed to slightly injuring two them. According to the police report, on Monday night a person 38 years of age was […]

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Peru: Workers for subsidiary of Monsanto protesting for higher wages

elcomercio.pe reported that more than 100 field workers of the company Seminis, a subsidiary in Peru transnational company Monsanto , march at this time by the kilometer 291 of the Panamericana Sur highway, off Guadalupe Salas District, to the Regional Directorate of Labour of Ica. Protesters occupy one lane of the road hampering vehicular traffic, […]

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Venezuela: Unemployment rate 5.9 percent December 2012

Unemployment rate in Venezuela stood at 5.9% in December, a 0.7% slump below the same term in 2011, based on a report on labor prepared by the National Statistics Institute (INE). In absolute terms, this means 806,496 jobless last month. In December 2011, unemployment rate stood at 6.5%, that is, 885,149 people. Read Article

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Iberia airlines losing 10 million euros daily during strike

The Minister of Development, Ana Pastor , said that each day of strike in Iberia means 10 million lost. Defend connectivity to Latin America and recalls that the Barajas Airport is an investment of the Spanish to be preserved.The Minister of Development, Ana Pastor, said that each day of strike in Iberia mean lost 10 […]

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2012 Mexico: Ministry of Labour Quintana Roo received 16,000 claims of employees fired illegally

The Ministry of Labour and Social in Quintana Roo attended in 2012 more than 16,000 claims of employees who were fired without justification from their workplaces, mainly private companies, was announced, Patricio de la Peña Ruiz de Chavez, head of the agency. In 2012 it was recovered more than 50 million pesos were paid to […]

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Wall Street-owned media group “Clarín” spearheading anti-government drive in Argentina

Wall Street-owned media group “Clarín” spearheading anti-government drive in South America’s Argentina. Wall Street-owned media group “Clarín” spearheading anti-government drive in South America’s Argentina. The US-engineered “Arab Spring” brought us the “April 6 Youth Movement” in Egypt, run by Wall Street-backed Mohammed ElBaradei in coordination with the Muslim Brotherhood, the “February 17 Revolution,” consisting of […]

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Argentina: Unions strike, begins 24 hour strike

Unions oppose the Argentine government on Tuesday blocked roads and streets, paralyzed air and ground transportation and grain exports slowed in the first general strike in nearly 10 years to demand compensation for workers by high inflation in the country. The 24-hour protest called by the main labor union, the Peronist Confederation of Labour (CGT), […]

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Judges and Prosecutors Remain on Strike in Colombia

According to Hispantv.com, judicial sector workers in Colombia to demand a wage leveling, hundreds of strikers launched a protest Friday, after attending the court complex Paloquemao, agency headquarters in Bogota, the capital. Esperanza Medina Luz Guerrero, a prosecutor sectional Bogotá, said that about 300 employees of the National Association of Professional Employees of the Judiciary […]

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General Confederation of Labour (Argentina) plans country wide protest November 20, 2012

Losandes.com.ar reported that the General Confederation of Labour (Argentina)- The head of the CGT opposition and dissident CTA couple announced they will march to Plaza de Mayo. They warned that there will be 100 roadblocks, bridges and roads across the country. The head of the opposition CGT, Hugo Moyano, and his counterpart from the CTA […]

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Colombia: 9000 judicial workers still not working despite labor aggreements

In Colombia, the judicial strike continues despite the agreement reached between the Government and the National Association of Professional Employees of the Judicial Branch. Judicial Asonal president, Francisco Otálvara said Thursday at the 20 Hour program, nine thousand judges and prosecutors still unemployed looking to take advantage of recent negotiations with the Government to achieve […]

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Bolivia, UN condems use of dynamite during demonstrations

The UN office in Bolivia said in a statement his condolences on the death of Hector Shock miner, who was killed by the explosion caused damage to his liver and his lung, after several hours of being in a coma. “Also, UN deplores and appalled by the use of dynamite in a demonstration.’s Life and […]

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Brazil, postal workers stage strike demanding higher wages

Workers of the Brazilian Post and Telegraph (ECT) in 16 states and the Federal District today began a work stoppage indefinitely to demand better pay and replacement of losses. In statement on the strike, the negotiation command of the National Federation of Workers of ECT claims a 43.7 per cent increase in salaries, 200 reais, […]

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Neuquén, Argentina: Protests among union members increases over salaries, threat of coup,

The unions demand wage hikes and threaten to cut off access to the province. Sapag K ally, accusing them of trying to destabilize it. Neuquén crisis adds to the conflict in Santa Cruz and Chubut, among other districts. Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Chubut, Santa Cruz. The list of provinces with fiscal problems, to claim funds and […]

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Ecuador: 2500 may lose their livelihood due to ban on shrimp crawling, Posorja

Vistazo.com reported – Shrimp ointment/ peeling in Posorja revived the economy, and now is marketing its fishing and disappear before the government’s decision to eliminate trawling since October. In this parish of Guayas, capturing not only creates jobs, but also the 25 establishments, including craft and community ointment peeling shrimp and then process it and […]

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Survey Says, Family and Work dominate aspects of lives for Ecuadorians

Eluniverso reported on recent social samplings of what is important to Ecuadorians in a number of cities. Sampling was conducted in 3,960 households in five cities. The most important options in life were: work, family, religion, health, other (knowledge, friends, politics, entertainment) and none. To Hernan Reyes, a graduate in sociology and political science professor […]

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Peru to purchase riot gear

Infodefensa.com reported Peru’s Interior Minister, Wilfredo Pedraza said during a presentation to the Congressional Defense Committee that the tender for the purchase of equipment for riot National Police of Peru (PNP) is in the process of implementation and the first teams will be received in the month of February 2013. The ministry has placed special […]

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Ecuador: import quotas hit four sectors of economy

Elcomercio.com reported that decreased job, falling sales and higher prices are some of the effects that have tended to import restrictions, established about three months ago. On June 15 became effective resolutions 66 and 67 of the Committee of Foreign Trade (Comex), establishing quotas, in volume and dollars, for the purchase of vehicles and cell […]

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21 percent of Chileans prefer to have salary lowered in place of being laid off

Nacion.cl reported that 21% of Chilean workers who are willing to reduce the salary instead of losing their jobs, which outperforms countries such as India (76%), Spain (62%), and Italy (58%), reported quarterly ranking prepared by the international consultant HR, Randstad. According to the study, these figures relate “to the financial problems that the person […]

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Peru: National Police revamping salary schedule, attempt to make career more attractive

The Interior Minister Wilfredo Pedraza said that wage increases for members of the National Police will materialize soon and will be “considerable”. He said the scheme will be implemented wage increases progressively over a period of four years. “The increases will be a reality soon and will be significant and will be implemented in four […]

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Buenaventura Colombia port paralyzed due to work stoppage

Buenaventura port sunrise today paralyzed following a stoppage indefinite decreed that workers also blocked all access barred entry and exit of goods from and to various destinations worldwide. Read Article

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Report: Canadian mining industry Latin America, Indigenous relationships

Canada is seen as a friendly nation but many indigenous communities say they have a dirty secret. Canada’s mining industry, the largest in the world, controls a majority of Latin American mining. Activists say they pollute and violate human rights without accountability from the Canadian government. Mining companies argue they build schools, health centres, roads […]

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Numbers of undocumented deported from U.S. at Juarez border increases

The number of Mexican immigrants deported by this border, grew this year, according to figures from the National Migration Institute (INM), which alerted the Bureau of the Todos Somos Juarez program and human rights organizations. Unemployment in the United States, is an important factor to be generated this situation, he said, Olga Rosa Ortiz, UACJ […]

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Argentina: Grain inspector strike paralyzes shipments at ports

Exports of grains and oils from Argentina remained paralyzed on Wednesday in their ports, due to a three-day strike that began health inspectors in the country, a key supplier of food in the world, said managers of business associations. Agro-export firms in Argentina, the second international supplier of corn and soy-third require issuing certificates inspectors […]

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Workers go on 24 hour strike at hotel in Manzanillo Mexico, report irregular payments

A dozen employees of Hotel Plaza Tucanes Manzanillo are on strike for 24 hours from their paychecks irregular payments and lack of fixed labor contracts for 6 years, so the authorities require the intervention of this problem as claim not be supported by the authorities. Fearing retaliation, disgruntled workers do not want to give out […]

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Latin America: gap between rich and poor growing

The gap is widening between the rich and poor in much of Latin America which is the world’s most economically unequal and its most urbanized region, the UN said Tuesday. The richest 20% of the population now earn on average nearly 20 times more than the 20% poorest, a study by the UN Human Settlements […]

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Southern Cone: Labour exploitation of domestic workers and illegal migration

A complaint about alleged exploitation of domestic workers in Montevideo Bolivia alerted authorities about the vulnerability of these immigrants and the possible existence of human trafficking in Uruguay, despite its pioneering legislation in the world in this sector. “Today we have a concern for intraregional migration, which occurs in the corridors of Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, […]

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Seven Guatemalans and five Ecuadorians arrested after cocaine found on jet

Seven Guatemalans and five Ecuadorians were arrested after officials discovered 405 kilos of cocaine inside a private jet. The five Ecuadorians were crew members on the plane, Siglo 21 reports. The other suspects claimed to be unemployed, and that they had travelled to Ecuador for work training. The suspects and the drugs were found inside […]

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Transportation Strike Lima Peru

elojo.pe reported concerning a major transportation strike in Lima….The truth is that the strike was felt in several parts of the capital and even the train did not supply power to move people, who struggled to travel. Similar picture was in the service of the Metropolitan. Many people complained about the arrest and was handing […]

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Heredia Costa Rica: at least 100 children working informally on streets

101 children, aged between 14 and 17 years working in public spaces in the Central district of Heredia, workshops, shops and markets-and in the National Distribution Center Fund (CENADA) in Barreal.This was revealed by a study on child labor conducted by the National University (UNA). The analysis notes that the causes that lead young people […]

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Bolivian domestic workers claim labor exploitation in Uruguay

The Daily Women’s Collective in Montevideo, Uruguay, reported that the situation is alarming labor exploitation in which domestic workers are doing their work at a residence in Carrasco. We have documented situations of rights violations experienced by dozens of women migrants in our country. In recent months detected a pattern of behavior to the detriment […]

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Eloy Alfaro Ecuador: Workers take over facilities demanding payment from S.S. payments

About 200 employees of the Municipality trabajares and the canton Eloy Alfaro, in northern province of Esmeraldas, took council facilities, at 06:30 today. Demanding payment of contributions to Social Security, the administration of Mayor Richard Mina, there would be canceled from 2005 to 2012. The debt amounts to USD 1.6 million. The strike is indefinite. […]

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Argentina: labor claims basic food basket prices higher than government statistics

Argentine organized labour CGT, announced that based on their own analysis of the products that make up the basic food basket, on average they are 52% more expensive than those analyzed by the official statistics office, Indec“However the definitive figures will be released later” said the CGT spokesperson who responds to Hugo Moyano, recently elected […]

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Peru: Doctors stage massive strike

Doctors in the Peruvian Social Security (Essalud) today began an indefinite strike will disregard a thousand surgeries and 70,000 outpatient visits on a daily basis, as quantified by the local press union’s general secretary of the institution, Santiago Renteria Vinces. This union called a national strike in Peruvian public health to claim a permanent increase […]

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Chile: workers of Pascua Lama mining project protest by occupying church

A group of contract workers and leaders of the Pascua Lama mining project, being conducted by Canada’s Barrick Gold in Chile and Argentina, were taken today a Catholic Church in the northern town of Vallenar in protest labor demands of health and safety. Vice President of the Association of Workers and Contractors of the project, […]

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Tapachula Chiapas Mexico: 58 percent of women engaged in prostitution are from Guatemala, many are underaged

In Tapachula 58 percent of women engaged in prostitution are Guatemalan and 95 percent of them are between 15 and 19 years old, announced Miriam Gonzalez, a member of the Institute for Women in Migration. Regarding the high number of underage prostitutes, the specialist said that this is also an issue related to human trafficking […]

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Mexican cartels coerce undocumented laborers to cultivate marijuana plantations

Cartels in Mexico have discovered that using undocumented laborers to cultivate marijuana plantations helps them avoid detection and arrest. By monitoring plantations in forested areas along the border, especially in California, cartel members working in areas such as Los Angeles, Sinaloa, and Tijuana are able to evade capture. According to Univision Noticias, many undocumented individuals […]

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Bolivian 16 year old female escapes from Brazil, victim of labor sexual exploitation

A Bolivian teenager 16 years appeared yesterday in the Special Force to Fight Crime to report that for two years was the victim of sexual and labor exploitation in Brazil and who escaped with the help of her family. According to them, have other children in the same condition. The child was carried to the […]

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Mexico: numbers of individuals working informal market increases

The unemployment rate in the country decreased 0.61 percentage points to stand at 4.81% unemployment-mexico Mexico City. The occupancy rate in the informal sector scored a record in the country by providing a rate of 29.72% compared to the population in June 2012, reported the National Survey of Occupation and Employment (ENOE) developed by the […]

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Guyana: 13 Chinese found to be working illegally in gold mine

Government said that 13 Chinese working illegally at Imbaimadai, Region Seven, at a gold mining operation, have been ordered to return to the city to secure their documents. Questions about the Chinese presence in the area were raised by residents recently during a media visit organized by Guyana Women Miners Organization earlier this week. Read […]

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Argentina: Armored truck strike to impact funds availablity at ATMs

Assistant Secretary of Teamsters, Pablo Moyano, had warned that came unannounced strikes by the lack of agreement on the joint. Employers told Radio 10 that are affected companies around the country. The negotiations for the wage increase remains at odds with the Teamsters with representatives of employers. And in the hours can be inconvenient for […]

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Interprovincial bus drivers Peru threaten strike over gas prices

The heavy load carriers of the National Land Transport macro southern region, composed of interprovincial carriers threaten to launch protest actions in rejection of the constant rise in fuel prices and the excessive costs of fines, including its main sources demandas.Fernando Peralta, Secretary General of heavy freight of Arequipa, said the fighting platform, which includes […]

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Argentina: Child laborer seriously injured in bakery accident

A serious accident suffered a 12 year old boy, identified as Alvaro Tolaba, who manipulated a kneading machine inside a bakery in San Antonio de los Cobres, owned by a teacher, which was already at work for three months said one of his brothers. Read Article

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Estimated one million children and adolescents working in Bolivia

The project coordinator’s Work Grow MLAL Progettomondo Bolivia, Marco De Gaetano, reported that according to the United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF for its acronym in English) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) The country has around one million child laborers. “An estimated one million children and adolescents at the Bolivian workers and global estimates […]

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Buenos Aires: next week subways to have work stoppage three days

Yesterday ended the 36-hour strike in the subway and both Underground Workers Association and Premetro (ATSyP) and Union (UTA) announced new measures of force that will be held between Tuesday and Thursday, so that three days more than a million people can not use the service. There were further crossings between Nation and City by […]

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Workers block plant José León Suárez , threatens trash pickup in Buenos Aires

Workers block a plant in José León Suárez CEAMSE The measure, which takes place from this morning, threatening garbage collection in the City of Buenos Aires. This morning the group of protesters had cut cut Camino del Buen Ayre between Pan and Route 8, but were forced to clear the path for the infantry action. […]

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Survey says: What 38 percent of Peruvians want to tell their boss

jefe, váyase a la punta del cerro y déjeme hacer mi trabajo – Boss, go to the top of the hill, and let me do my job. The employee maintains a relationship with your boss is more important than it seems at first glance. But this, in general, is always subject to conflict and discussions. […]

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Subway strike Buenos Aires impacts one million passengers

The strike affects more than 1 million users now had to live through an ordeal to get to work. The union pointed to the city government for not negotiating. Anticipate a return to more complicated. The subway stop one day and met a million daily passengers using the service had to find alternative means of […]

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Unemployment most impact on youth in Latin America

The large conference of corporate responsibility Companies are recognizing that what is good for business can also be for economic inclusion. Today they have social and environmental objectives. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) promotes discussion in Quito materials of corporate responsibility at a major conference to be held from 21 to 23 May. Read Article

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La Paz Bolivia crippled by transportation strike

Drivers of public transport in Bolivia harshly punished visitors and residents of La Paz, a city that has been virtually besieged yesterday and today by the closure of streets and avenues with buses and minibuses. Drivers have called this 48-hour strike to protest against the new Municipal Urban Transport Act, which regulates the sector. The […]

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Venezuela: New Labor Law

The Minister of Information and Communication, Andres Izarra, published via Twitter the full text of the Labour Act that President Hugo Chavez signed on Monday in the Miraflores Palace. “This Act aims to protect the work as a social and guarantee the rights of workers and women workers, creators of socially produced wealth and starring […]

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Honduras: 1.1 million Hondurans earn less then minimum wage

According to business leaders in Honduras, the call centers are the largest employers in 2012. 1.1 million below the minimum Latest figures from the INE-May 2011 – show that 7.8% are unemployed as a whole , ie 143.783 Hondurans. The biggest problem of the labor market in the country remains under-employment. According Felícito Ávila, Minister […]

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Venezuela: Chavez increases mimimum wage 32.5% to $476.00 month

Chavez 32.25% increases the minimum wage to $ 476.00. The president made the announcement one hour before leaving for Cuba. Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, announced today an increase of 32.25 percent of the minimum wage to $ 476 in local currency, applicable in two tranches, the first of 15% percent on May 1, and a […]

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Coalition sends Obama letter urging to keep pressure on Colombia regarding violence against union workers

On Wednesday, the leaders of the largest coalition of American labor unions sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to maintain pressure on the Colombian government to end the rampant violence against union workers in the South American nation. Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the signing of a Labor Action Plan between […]

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Military arrives Gran Roque Venezuela with 70,000 liters of fuel after boaters strike

A ship of the Bolivarian Armed Forces with 70 thousand liters of fuel, 100 gas cylinders and a power plant arrived on Sunday at the island of Gran Roque, the Island Territory Miranda (TIM).The vessel arrived at six o’clock in the framework of the special operation for Easter announced by the Mayor of TIM, Admiral […]

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Sao Paulo Brazil teachers to strike April 2, 2012

The teachers of municipal schools approved by the assembly held on Wednesday (28) which will go on strike from Monday (2). The movement is the Sinpeem (Association of Professionals in Education in Teaching Council of São Paulo). Read Article

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Doctors to enter indefinite strike in protest against government work mandate

The doctors rejected the eight hours of work, because he refuses a job conquest. They demand the repeal of the DS 1126 which was put into effect by the Government. A government decision to enforce the eight hour working day, the doctors responded to the indefinite national strike marks from today. The National Health Committee […]

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Mexico: Employment no guarantee of escape from poverty

In 2012 there will be 60 million poor, 15 million more than at the beginning of the administration of Felipe Calderón. While Mexican labor conditions improve according to figures from INEGI, having a job does not prevent poor remains. T he lack of social security and the continued rise in food prices mean that over […]

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Colombia: Those involved in informal work force as high as 80% in some cities

Informality employmnet more attacks in cities outside the capital axis as Bogota, Cali, Medellin and Bucaramanga. In fact, Medellin has the lowest informality, with 50 percent. In contrast, the worst case is Quibdó whose informality reaches 84.14 percent, followed by Riohacha, with a rate of 81.23 percent. According Farné Stefano, director of the Centre of […]

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Colombian authorities rescue Ecuadorian minor girl from slave labor conditions

The child is a native of Iluman (Imbabura Province) and was taken to Colombia to work under compulsion and without receiving a salary, although before leaving he was offered $ 150 a month. During a routine operation, Colombian police casually entered a store to ask for identification papers and work permits. The Ecuadorian realizing the […]

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Peru: Three dead, 38 injured in clash between illegal miners and authorities in Madre de Dios Madre de Dios

A. – The Government of Peru rejects acts of violence carried by illegal miners in the Mother of God and calls upon the authorities of the region and the population at large to support the work of the police force to restore order and tranquility in that jurisdiction. 2. – At the same time, calls […]

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Colombia: Two Coca-Cola unionists charged with terrorism based on statements by paramilitary

Two Coca-Cola unionists who suffer threats from paramilitary groups since 2001 and have been victims of illegal surveillance by the Colombian state are investigated for conspiracy and terrorism. The trial result of the free versions of three commanders – ‘Coca Cola’, ‘Hawk’ and ‘Julian Bolívar’-present at the time of negotiation between the National Union Agri-Food […]

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Human Rights systematically violated of sex workers in Mexico City

Jaime Montejo of the Independent News Agency Noti-Calle, Mexico City, March 6 March 2012. – “This March 8th we have nothing to celebrate sex workers in Mexico,” said Lucia, who engages in prostitution from 17 years ago in Merced. “The authorities consider us victims of trafficking and pimps, but in their operations, the police treat […]

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Guerrero Mexico: 800 literacy teachers fired for not meeting goals

At least 800 were discharged during the first stage of the “Warriors for Literacy”, which got 35 000 adults are no longer illiterate, according to the state coordinator of the program, Ricardo Castillo Barrientos. In turn, the operating state coordinator of this program, Felix Moreno Peralta, said that for various reasons such as migration, death […]

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Argentina: national teachers strike

The strike is linked to the government’s decision to terminate the joint negotiations in the sector, although the teachers unions considered “insufficient” the official proposal. Also, teachers will begin in Buenos Aires that same day a 48-hour strike .Today and tomorrow is made a stop at the national teacher unions. Read Article

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Teachers union ratify strike for March 6, and March 7, 2012

Teachers Trade Union Front ratified this afternoon passed the strike for 48 hours. It is the failure of negotiations with the administration of Daniel Scioli. The meeting of the Technical Commission Salary not possible to reach agreement. Teachers Trade Union Front this afternoon confirmed the strike last announced late last week before a new failure […]

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Unemployment increases in Tijuana and northern Mexico

Unemployment continues to increasein Baja California and northern Mexico entities and according to specialists in economics, the situation may worsen if plans are implemented. Based on a study on employment in the state, conducted by the researcher and professor at the Colegio de la Frontera Norte (Colef), Alejandro Diaz Bautista, the unemployment rate of Baja […]

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Volcano monitoring system in Ecuador facing financial pressures, staff strikes

The hours that remained closed Tungurahua Volcano Observatory (OVT) let it be known economic problem facing the monitoring system in the country.} For Hugo Yepes, director of the Geophysical Institute (IG), not only disadvantages are the need to renew some teams, community and the watchers also scientists require more care and better wages. Although that […]

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Police Strike in Bahia Brazil lacks support of population

Members of the Military Police on strike on Sunday came in a caravan in the coastal cities of southern Brazilian state of Bahia could see that his movement has no popular support and indignation not only by the chaos caused in a tourist area, on the eve of Carnival, local media reported. The wage floor […]

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Brazil: Slave labor persists

The Episcopal Pastoral Council of Brazilian Bishops Conference issued an official statement, signed by General Secretary Archbishop Leonardo Steiner, on the occasion of the celebration of the National Day to Combat Work Slave, held on January 28. The note describes the slave labor as “abhorrent practice.” Brazilian bishops reiterate the note to support all efforts […]

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Uruguay: Significant shortage of skilled workers for near and long term

The Uruguayan government for flexible migration policies to attract foreign and Uruguayan foreign skilled workers, with low unemployment, shortage of trained manpower and the provision of generating over 20,000 jobs this year, said yesterday Labour Minister Eduardo Brenta. “Uruguay this year projected GDP growth at around 4%, this means a generation of 25,000 new jobs […]

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Ecuador: Children and adolescents still at risk

Ecuadorian children and adolescents are still at risk. The figures that manage the agencies responsible for protecting children reflect this (see pg. 11). However, that does not mean there is no progress. The legislation, for example, are guaranteed certain rights, as contained in international treaties and conventions, as well as the Constitution and other specialized […]

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