Cerrejon coal miners sign 3-year wage deal to end strike
Colombia’s largest coal exporter, Cerrejon, and its striking labor union signed a three-year wage agreement on Monday to end the month-long walkout, the two sides said.
See also Colombian coal miners union, company reach tentative agreement, http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/12/wkrs-m12.html.
Reflections (in Spanish) on the strike from workers’ perspectives at http://www.ens.org.co/index.shtml?apc=a—;1;-;-;&x=20167442.
Sintracarbon’s website is at http://www.sintracarbon.com/.
Giant coal miner Cerrejon bombed in Colombia
A bomb attack last Thursday morning derailed a train used by Colombia’s biggest coal producer Cerrejon to transport goods to Puerto Bolivar on the coast, reports Reuters. Cerrejon said 17 wagons were hit putting the train out of commission for three or four days, however, port and mining operations would continue. The bombing comes a few days after the giant coal miner — a joint venture between Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Xstrata — resumed operations following a month-long labour strike that impeded exports.
See also http://www.mineweb.com/mineweb/content/en/mineweb-fast-news?oid=182147&sn=Detail.