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1000s of mechanics strike at Colombia’s biggest coal mines
Posted by Gabrielle Mentjox on Jul 10, 2014 Leave a comment

1000s of mechanics strike at Colombia’s biggest coal mines

3,500 mechanics at Colombia’s biggest coals mines have reportedly gone on strike to demand better pay, health benefits, and education, reported news wire Reuters on Wednesday.

Colombia security firm continues blockade of coal mine over contract dispute
Posted by Nina Damsgaard on Jun 26, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia security firm continues blockade of coal mine over contract dispute

Workers from a private security firm have blocked the facilities at a coal mine in northeastern Colombia for five consecutive days over a contract dispute, a statement from the mining  Full Article »

New York Yankees send scouts to northern Colombia
Posted by Victoria McKenzie on May 6, 2014 Leave a comment

New York Yankees send scouts to northern Colombia

The Latin America scouts for the New York Yankees have made a visit to the northern Colombian state of La Guajira to seek out young recruits to the big leagues,  Full Article »

Colombian miners offered ‘collective holidays’ to avoid mass layoffs
Posted by Philip Acuña on Mar 19, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombian miners offered ‘collective holidays’ to avoid mass layoffs

Workers at Colombia’s largest open-pit mine, Cerrejon, have been offered “collective holidays” to avoid facing mass layoffs, local media reported on Wednesday.

Posted by Alexandra Jolly on Feb 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Mining industry, Colombia’s ‘motor of the economy’, contracted in 2013

2013 was a bad year for Colombia’s mining industry with the three most important export products recording lower numbers than 2012.

200 jobs slashed at Colombia’s Cerrejon coal mine
Posted by Alexandra Jolly on Feb 11, 2014 Leave a comment

200 jobs slashed at Colombia’s Cerrejon coal mine

Cerrejon Mining announced Monday that 200 workers will soon see their employment terminated as the company temporarily lowers operating rates. 

Colombia’s Cerrejon sees coal output fall by 4.6% in 2013
Posted by Taran Volckhausen on Jan 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia’s Cerrejon sees coal output fall by 4.6% in 2013

Colombia’s Cerrejon mining conglomerate announced Monday that production at its coastal coal site fell to 36.3 million tons in 2013, a 4.6% decrease from 38.1 million tons of the previous  Full Article »

Posted by Olle Ohlsen Pettersson on Mar 14, 2013 Leave a comment

FARC allegedly attacks coal railway in north Colombia

An attack attributed to Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC derailed on Thursday a Cerrejon coal transporter and caused severe damage to the railway in the northern La Guajira department. According  Full Article »

Posted by Parker Crooks on Mar 12, 2013 Leave a comment

President Santos urges Colombians to avoid striking

President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday urged Colombians not to be manipulated and used in strikes that have been occurring throughout the country. “There is a deliberate action to promote  Full Article »

Posted by Olle Ohlsen Pettersson on Mar 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Security remains key issue in Colombia: Santos

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday that the problem of security had yet to be resolved in the country. “There are many problems and the road ahead is very  Full Article »

Posted by Johnny Crisp on Mar 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Cerrejon coal miners sign agreement ending month long strike

Parties representing coal mining company Cerrejon and workers’ union Sintracarbon on Monday signed a three year labour agreement, bringing to an end a 32 day long strike at the largest  Full Article »

Posted by Johnny Crisp on Mar 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Colombia begins week with labor conflicts in multiple sectors

Colombia’s labour sector has begun the week with ongoing strikes at the National University and coal mining company Cerrejon while new protests have been announced in the rice farming and  Full Article »

Posted by Joey O'Gorman on Mar 4, 2013 Leave a comment

End of Colombia’s coal workers’ strike in sight

Union workers and Cerrejon LLC, Colombia’s largest coal miner, on Monday reportedly reached a tenuous agreement. “After arduous negotiations…the Sintracarbon (union) commission and Cerrejon have built agreements to govern the  Full Article »

Posted by Joey O'Gorman on Mar 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Colombia lifts Drummond coal export ban

The export ban on Drummond, Colombia’s second-largest exporter of coal, was lifted Friday. Drummond shipping operations were suspended on February 6 after the Alabama-based company dumped tons of coal into  Full Article »

Posted by Olle Ohlsen Pettersson on Feb 27, 2013 Leave a comment

Colombia govt to blame for coffee strike: FARC

Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, on Wednesday expressed solidarity with the thousands of coffee growers currently on strike while criticizing the government’s neoliberal economic model for exasperating the problem. “Although  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Feb 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Rebels attack Colombia’s largest coal mine; 4 trucks destroyed

Colombia’s largest coal miner, Cerrejon, said Sunday that rebels have broken into the mine’s premises in the north of the country and burned down several of the companies’ trucks. “In  Full Article »