Press release from Colombian National Coal Workers’ Union, SINTRACARBON
Saturday 8 January 2011 was the eleventh day of alloted time to reach a direct settlement in the collective labour dispute between SINTRACARBON and the Cerrejon company, the property in equal parts of the multinational companies BHP Billiton, Anglo American and Xstrata. This means that only nine days are left to complete the negotiations, and some of these have to discounted because our Negotiating Commission must fulfill some commitments to union members, among them the march planned for 11 January and the holding of the National Delegates Assembly in the city of Riohacha on 16 of this month, the penultimate day of negotiations.
See also ‘The roads are leading to a strike’,