Peru, mine workers, worker rights, Solidarity Center

The Solidarity Center assists Peruvian unions in the mining, textile and export-agriculture industries tackle the enormous social and economic inequity challenges in the country. Credit: Solidarity Center/Samantha Tate

  In partnership with Peru’s national labor confederations and mining, garment and agriculture federations, the Solidarity Center provides local unions with hands-on assistance and training in membership building, collective bargaining and women’s representation so they can better represent vulnerable workers who often do not have a voice at the workplace. By concentrating its outreach among vulnerable workers in the mining, textile and export-agriculture industries, the Solidarity Center assists Peruvian unions, the democratic representatives of workers, in tackling the enormous challenge of social and economic inequity and redefine the framework that governs decent economic opportunity.

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Cleaner’s Death Highlights Lack of Safety Protections

At a funeral service in Lima, Peru, dozens of street cleaners yesterday mourned the death of their colleague, Rosa Mamani Apaza, a street cleaner who was killed on the job August 29 by stray gunfire as bullets flew nearby during an apparent late morning robbery....

Peru Unions Protest Retaliation against Striking Miners

Talks between Peruvian mineworkers and the Ministry of Labor over proposed labor law reforms came to a standstill after the government began retaliating against workers who took part in a recent nationwide strike, despite promises not to do so, according to the...

Peru Mine Workers from 56 Unions Wage Nationwide Strike

Mine workers from 56 unions in Peru started an indefinite, nationwide strike yesterday to protest the government’s proposed labor reforms, says Ricardo Juarez, secretary-general of the National Federation of Mining, Metallurgical and Steel Workers of Peru (FNTMMSP)....
Peru Unions & Allies Launch Effort for Export Workers

Peru Unions & Allies Launch Effort for Export Workers

In Peru’s export sector, textile workers and agricultural laborers typically earn low wages and receive few or no benefits, like paid sick leave, work in dangerous and unsafe conditions, and often are fired when they form a union to improve their lives on the job,...

Fruits of Labor: Agricultural Workers Feeding the World

Fruits of Labor: Agricultural Workers Feeding the World

From vegetable farms in South Africa to palm oil plantations in Peru and olive groves in Morocco, agricultural workers, their unions and associations are joining with the Solidarity Center in improving wages and working conditions and bettering the lives of themselves...

Thousands of Peru Mineworkers Struggle for Decent Work

Thousands of Peru Mineworkers Struggle for Decent Work

Oscar Muro, Solidarity Center program officer in Peru, reports on his late February fact-finding journey to the Minera Aurifera Retamas (MARSA) mine, where subcontracted mineworkers, represented by a strong union, won a national labor inspection finding that calls for...

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