SINDICATO NACIONAL DE TRABAJADORES DE LA INDUSTRIA DEL CARBON

“SINTRACARBON”


National Union of Coal Industry workers



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More Updates

All of the missing comuicados as well as some other documents will soon be online. Comunicados 36,37,38 are now online.

Act of Agreement

Click here to read an english translation of the Act of Agreement.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NEW ARTICLE 16 IS THE ARTICLE THAT REFERS TO COMMUNITIES. ALTHOUGH THIS IS NOT DISCUSSED IN DETAIL BELOW, IT IS LISTED AMONG THE ARTICLES AGREED UPON. WE ARE EAGERLY AWAITING FURTHER DETAILS!

To read the original spanish version please click here.


Comunicado 47:

Agreement between Cerrejón and Sintracarbón through dialogue and concertation • Collective convention will have a duration of two years The representatives of the Negotiating Commission of Cerrejón LLC, and the representatives of the National Union of the Coal Industry, SINTRACARBON reached an agreement on the main issues in the List of Petitions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which will have a duration of two years.

click here to read the main issues of the agreement!


Comunicado for Jose Julio´s trip to europe

This Comunicado was prepared for Jose Juilo to distribute during his recent trip to Switzerland. Click here to read (in spanish)

Comunicado 39 Posted

Read comunicado 39 under comunicados 15-39 on the navegation bar.

Frequently Asked Questions

This document was prepared by the Maicao Section of Sintracarbon, and answers some questions about the collective bargaining process.

Click here to read the FAQ


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Click here to read Sintracarbon's bargaining proposal (in spanish)

Click here to read 3rd Communique from Sintracarbon (in spanish)


background information

The Cerrejon coal complex in northern Colombia, owned by BHP Billiton (based in Australia), Anglo-American (based in London) and Glencore/Xstrata (based in Switzerland) is the largest open-pit coal mine in the world. It exports coal to the eastern United States, Canada, and Europe.The union at the mine, Sintracarbon, entered into contract negotiations in November, 2006. Violence against trade unionists in Colombia is widespread, and often increases during contract negotiations. This time, the union is taking the courageous stand of calling upon the mine to address the rights and needs of the Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities in the region that are slowly being asphyxiated by land loss and contamination from the mining project. An international commission is monitoring the negotiations, and demanding that the Cerrejon company address the communities' demands for collective negotiations with an international and union presence, collective relocation, and reparations, and that the company maintain absolute respect for international human rights and labor norms during the collective bargaining process with the union.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE UNION'S DECLARATION ON EXPANSION OF THE MINE







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