Drummond coal miners go on strike as industrial action spreads across Colombia


Close to 5,000 workers in the second largest coal producing company in Colombia, Drummond, have gone on strike in search of better pay conditions, health provisions, and guarantees for 400 workers facing relocation or redundancy. A key demand is that workers are paid daily and not hourly which has thus far been refused by the Drummond executives. The strike is being organised by the SINTRAMINERGETICA union and includes Drummond’s mine, rail and port workers.


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