Strike at Columbia's Cerrajõn mine

Published: 30 Sep 2020

Operations at the Cerrejón coal mine, owned by multinationals Glencore, BHP and Anglo American, came to a halt on 31 August when Sintarcarbón launched a strike, after rejecting a shift change that would add 72 working days per year with no wage increase.

IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Sintracarbón is resisting the shift change that would mean a reduction of 2,500 direct and indirect jobs. According to Igor Díaz, Sintracarbón president, the decision was made without consulting the union and is in violation of Colombian law.