Strike At Us Coal Multinational Drummond In ColmbiaPublished by MAC on 2006-05-24
Source: CUT Human Rights department
STRIKE AT US COAL MULTINATIONAL DRUMMOND
CUT Human Rights department, Bogota
24th May 2006
As from 22 May 2006 a strike has commenced at the coal mine and loading port of the US multinational Drummond that works the 'La Loma' concession in Cesar department.
3,500 workers affiliated to SINTRAMIENERGÉTICA stopped work to demand a reponse to their petition of demands. Drummond has refused to accept extending the Collective Agreement to 2,000 comrades working in contracted and sub-contracted activities at the mine and the port. The incidence of work related illnesses and accidents is extremely high. [The workers demand] an improvement in working conditions.
This strike has a similar motivation to the one already started on 17 May by the comrades at Carbones La Jagua, both of which have fulfilled legal requirements.
We demand that the National Government and the corporation respect this just protest and that a solution is found through dialogue.
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