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The Case For Coal (1984) National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) - coal strike
A Campaign Video made for the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the wider Trade Union and Labour movement. Coal Not Dole. Produced by South Wales Miners' Video Project. and The Community Video Workshop, Cardiff. The miners' strike of 1984/1985 was major industrial action affecting the British coal industry. It was a defining moment in British industrial relations, and its defeat significantly weakened the British trades union movement. It was also seen as a major political and ideological victory for Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party. Coal was a nationalised industry and, as in most of Europe, was heavily subsidised. A number of mines ("pits") in the United Kingdom were profitable and remained open after the strike, including some operating as of 2007[1]. There were also a number of mines that were unprofitable and the government wanted to close. The viability of many of these mines was called into question but the government - in a hurry to avoid any further losses - closed many before reports were collated, instead of using temporary offers of increased redundancy pay to encourage miners into voting in favour of pit closures. In addition, all the mines required efficiency improvements in order to attain or increase their profitability, which was to be done by means of increased mechanisation. Many unions resisted this as it would necessarily result in job cuts. The strike became a symbolic struggle, since the miners' union was one of the strongest in the country. The strike ended with the defeat of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) by the Conservative government, which then proceeded to consolidate its free market programme. The political power of the NUM was broken permanently. The dispute exposed deep divisions in British society and caused considerable bitterness, especially in Northern England and in South Wales. Ten deaths resulted from events around the strike, which is exceptional in the history of British industrial relations.
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The trade union history of coal in the USA
Coal mining in the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountaintop_removal_mining
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One Global Village: Workers union strikes as Turkey mine death toll rises [May 15, 2014]
NewsLife - One Global Village: Workers union strikes as Turkey mine death toll rises [May 15, 2014] (Reported By: Ysabella Cantu) For more news, visit: ►http://www.ptvnews.ph Subscribe to our youtube account: ►http://www.youtube.com/ptvphilippines Like our facebook page: ►PTV: http://facebook.com/PTVph ►Good Morning Boss: https://www.facebook.com/GMorningBoss ►[email protected]: http://facebook.com/PTVnewsat1 ►[email protected]: http://facebook.com/PTVnewsat6 ►NEWSLIFE: http://facebook.com/PTVnewslife ►PTV SPORTS: http://facebook.com/PTV4SPORTS Follow us at Twitter: ►http://twitter.com/PTVph Follow our livestream at ►http://ptvnews.ph/index.php/livestreammenu Ustream: ►http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ptv-livestream Watch our News Programs, every Monday to Friday Balitaan - 5:30 am - 7:00 am Good Morning Boss - 7:00 am - 9:00 am [email protected] - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PTV Sports - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm [email protected] - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm NewsLife - 9:15 pm - 10:30 pm Also tune in to our PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOWS: Sunday: - [email protected] Junior Edition - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - PTV Weekend News - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - [email protected] (Replay) 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Monday: - BizNews 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday: - S.M.E. GO Negosyo 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday: - PTV Special Forum 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Thursday: - Personage with Carla Lizardo 7:00 PM Friday: - GSIS Member's Hour 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - [email protected] 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday: - [email protected] The Week That Was - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - PTV Special Forum (Replay) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM - The Doctor Is In 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - PTV Weekend News - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - GSIS Member's Hour (Replay) 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Leader addresses striking miners as talks with management continue
Several thousand striking miners from the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana, South Africa, converged on a nearby stadium on Thursday to listen to the demands put forward by their union leaders to mine bosses. Miners affiliated to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) sang and danced their way to the Wonderkop stadium, passing in front of the Lonmin platinum mine where many of them work. Razor wire and a heavy security presence had been set up outside the entrance to the mine to prevent any repeat of the 2012 violence that saw 34 striking miners gunned down by police. South Africa is the world's leading producer of platinum, which is used in medical, electronic and other industries. The miners are demanding a monthly entry-level wage for underground workers of the equivalent of 1,140 US dollars. That was still less than mine bosses spent on their pets, AMCU president Joseph Mathunjwa told the strikers at Wonderkop stadium. One mining company, Impala Platinum, has offered to increase the minimum wage for underground workers from about 800 to one-thousand dollars over a three-year period. It said the amount excluded benefits, including medical aid and overtime payments. The company said its offer was fair in a tough environment of rising costs and depressed global markets. Government officials have appealed for dialogue and say they will act decisively to enforce the law. There were no reports of violence as the strike began. In 2012, police shot and killed several dozen miners during labour unrest. An inquiry into the shootings is still under way. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/dd0e3a8c67bf5b00c1c16dea0ddaff50 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Ukraine: Child Labour in Mining
(July 2005) In Ukraine, most legally-operated coal mines closed down following the break-up of the Soviet Union. Yet many families still dig for coal in illegal mines and children are expected to work, too. The International Labour Organization is working together with trade unions and the government to put an end to child labour and create new jobs. ** UKRAINE: LE TRAVAIL DES ENFANTS DANS LES MINES (Juillet 2005) En Ukraine, la plupart des mines de charbon exploitées légalement ont fermé après l'éclatement de l'Union soviétique. Pourtant, de nombreuses familles continuent d'exploiter illégalement le charbon dans des mines artisanales où le travail des enfants est considéré comme normal. L'Organisation internationale du Travail collabore avec les syndicats et le gouvernement pour éliminer le travail des enfants dans ces mines familiales et créer d'autres types d'emplois.
The Tragedy Of Mount Isa - 1965
Mount Isa, today very much a ghost town rather than Australia's largest copper producer and major source of lead and zinc. The industrial dispute stretching into months of deadlock has caused a complete shutdown of underground mining, and the resultant economic repercussion are little short of disastrous. Every working day this huge plant lies idle costs Australia a loss in export income of 135,000. Obviously, millions of pounds are involved. Intervening, the Queensland Govenment issued emergency orders in Council, principally aimed at preventing Labour Council President, McMahon, and unofficials miner's leader, Pat Mackie from returning to Mount Isa, after Trade union-Fund Raising discussions in Sydney. This is a memorial to Campbell Miles, who first discovered mineral in the Mount Isa area in 1923. In those days isa was a cattle town and transit point for the wide-spread stations throughout the channel country. It was, and still is, a hard, rugged expanse which could perhaps best enjoy the typical description of a "thirsty brown land". The hill country on the outskirts of Mount Isa, where prospectors search for the bonanza, and which, when it was found, turned out to be a virtual mountain of copper. Active mining commenced in 1932, and the first signs of a vast industry began to show. Isolated from civilization, the attraction of big money brought miners to work, and then to stay, with their families to work, as the town continued its growth. Preparing for compulsory conferences aimed at settlement, representatives of unions involved. JACK DEVERAUX, HARRY PEEBLES and COL. EMERY. Another official involved, the President of the Queensland Trades and Labour Council JACK EGERTON seen here with PAT MACKIE. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2ca9f70be8134b618d7062aeff0fd328 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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S Africa trade union alliance faces tough election
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Miners in South Africa are continuing their strike and while many have blamed union rivalry and the main union's disconnect from its members, its parent union federation, the Congress of South Africa's Trade Unions (Cosatu) is about to begin its national conference. Cosatu represents more than two million workers, from various sectors, and was formed during the fight against apartheid. It is also a cornerstone alliance partner to the country's ruling African National Congress, which also faces its tightly contested party elections later this year. In an exclusive report, Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reporting from Johannesburg, speaks to a founding member of the organisation, Jay Naidoo. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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OceanaGold Protest
OceanaGold Protest - Trade union officials are calling on all unionists, environmentalists and anyone with a social conscience to support the people of El Salvador in their sovereign right to dictate land use in their Central American country. The nation is being sued in a World Bank tribunal by Canadian miner, Pacific Rim (a wholly owned subsidiary of Australian-based Oceana Gold), after the Government did not grant the company a mining permit. Maritime Union of Australia Victoria Branch Secretary Kevin Bracken has been raising awareness on the campaign – Water Not Gold – after he visited El Salvador on a fact-finding mission last year. Bracken said it was unconscionable and imperialistic that an Australian resources company would bully a developing nation into granting them a mining license. “The Salvadorian people have spoken and they have chosen clean water for their children over the short-term and limited benefits of a gold mine,” he said. “Oceana Gold should respect that choice and immediately drop the law suit.” The Salvadorian Government is being sued under a little known Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clause. Australia is also at risk under ISDS clauses that are written into the recently signed Korea Australia free Trade Agreement and are likely to be included in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). These agreements are negotiated in secret and their contents cannot be disclosed until they have been signed off by the Trade Minister. “They circumvent the democratic process in this country and are no more than a corporate takeover,” Bracken said. MUA Sydney Branch Secretary Paul McAleer said the TPP and ISDS was something that all Australians should oppose as it impinges on sovereignty. “What if, one day, Australia decided to nationalise mining?” McAleer asked. “Surely, we as a nation should have the ability to make that choice. But then we risk getting sued into bankruptcy by some multi-billion dollar corporation.” “It just shows that under this capitalist system corporations have more rights than governments and even more worryingly, people.” Produced by Jamie McMechan Maritime Union of Australia - Film Unit.
World's best union song....
A gutsy, rousing union song!!!! 'Union Thru and Thru' by the Eureka's- Rob Mitchell and Ken Walther (c) Walther Music- downloads available in the links section at www.cfmeuwa.com or email [email protected]
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English/Nat Searchers have now retrieved 56 bodies from the wreckage of a gold mine accident in Orkney, South Africa. The mine's owners, Anglo American, said no-one had survived the disaster and the country's most powerful union has accused them of gross negligence. By late Friday, searchers working 2,300 metres (1.4 miles) underground had pulled more than 56 bodies from a gold mine elevator that plunged down a shaft late on Wednesday night. The mine confirmed that there were no survivors among at least 100 gold miners in the two-floor elevator carriage that fell 500 yards (meters) after a locomotive dropped on it. The bodies of the miners had been recovered by rescue teams that cut into the smashed carriage. Almost 50 more were believed to still be in the wreckage. Workers wearing face masks and rubber gloves carried blanket-wrapped bodies on stretchers from a shaft elevator to waiting ambulances. Many workers at the mine came from neighboring countries or far away regions of South Africa, and the company said the switchboard was jammed with calls from relatives inquiring about their loved ones. Only a few of the 56 bodies recovered so far have been identified. The accident occurred when a mine locomotive went into a tunnel closed to locomotive traffic, broke through safety barriers and plunged down the shaft. It landed on an elevator carriage full of workers finishing the night shift, snapping the cable to send the carriage crashing to the bottom of the shaft. Officials said government investigators had questioned the driver of the locomotive, who was not in the vehicle when it fell into the shaft. President Nelson Mandela declared a day of mourning next week and promised speedy action on an upcoming government report on mine safety. Addressing a press conference later on Friday the most powerful trade union federation in South Africa slammed the mine's owners. SOUNDBITE: 'The blame should be placed before the mine bosses. And secondly we are saying that we don't believe that it was the first time that there has been a breach of health and safety. It's only that this time the result was tragic.' SUPER CAPTION: Sam Shilowa, General Secretary C.O.S.A.T.U. (Congress of South Africa Trade Union) South Africa is the world's leading gold producer and has some of the deepest mines. Accidents occur frequently and usually cause fatalities. SOUNDBITE: 'The key focus is that the sort of things were supposed to have been in place were not there and I think the mine bosses should be able to explain to us how come this sort of thing has been happening. SUPER CAPTION: Sam Shilowa, General Secretary C.O.S.A.T.U. (Congress of South Africa Trade Union) However, Anglo American has remained mum on possible causes of the tragedy. The driver of the deadly locomotive was apparently heavily sedated in hospital and the press were not allowed to speak to him. Anglo American regional manager Dick Fischer did speak to the press however - updating the progress being made with the rescue operation. SOUNDBITE: 'There is certainly no chance of any survivors. As we said yesterday, the bottom deck was most badly damaged. We have taken all of the remains of the people out of the top deck - it is completely empty and we have made the first cut into the bottom deck. We have taken four stretchers out of the bottom deck. ' SUPERCAPTION: Dick Fischer, Regional Manager, Anglo- American It is clear that the bodies in the lower deck of the cage have been mangled beyond recognition as grisly parcels not resembling any human form were brought to the surface. The nation's worst mining disaster occurred in 1960, when 437 workers were killed when trapped underground in a coal mine south of Johannesburg. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/99577a3eff8900a450910173bbc78f24 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Trade Unions and Resistance to the Great War
Class cohesion and spurious patriotism: trade union internationalism in the First World War In this talk Kevin Morgan considers the trade union radicals who from the earliest months of the war took up an internationalist and anti-war stance, and who gathered increasing support as the war went on. Their contribution to the anti-war movement has often been overlooked because of the unions’ majority pro-war stance. Nevertheless, this minority tradition was to receive a further stimulus with the Russian revolutions of 1917 and exercised a wide influence in the labour movement in the years following the war. In particular, Kevin will provide examples from the Furnishing Trades’ union, which proudly claimed to have been the one British union to have maintained contact with its German counterpart throughout the conflict. Through officers and activists like Alex Gossip, A.A. Purcell and Fred Bramley it also had a significant influence on the development of labour internationalism in Britain at this time. Kevin Morgan teaches politics and contemporary history at the University of Manchester. He has published widely on the left in twentieth-century Britain including biographies of Harry Pollitt and Ramsay MacDonald and a three-volume study Bolshevism and the British Left. Men on one hand, Coal on the other: The Forest of Dean Miners and the First World War 1910 – 1920 Ian Wright introduces his new book on the Forest of Dean Miners’ Association (FDMA) and WW1. Divergent attitudes to the war led to conflicts within the organisation, particularly over collaboration with the government, who sought to release men from the mines in order to send them to the front. Ian will examine how this practice was resisted by the Forest of Dean miners, some of whom eventually voiced their opposition to the war and how this led to the defeat of the pro-war leaders of the FDMA. This marked the ascendency of a more militant leadership which led the miners into direct struggle with the government in the final months of the war. More info here: http://www.brh.org.uk/site/events/trade-unions-resistance-great-war/
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Urban Mining - Gold in our trash - VPRO documentary - 2015
Our waste is worth money. Recovering it has started up a new global industry worth billions. It is called Urban Mining and it appears to be the solution for many of our environmental problems and our energy needs. And it is hot. A ton of broken mobile phones, computers or other electronic waste contains sixty times the amount of gold a ton of gold ore has. Moreover, it is easier to get at. It is estimated that 30 to 40 percent of total world demand for rare metals can be covered by urban mining and this is only the beginning. Urban Mining has a different, almost hilarious consequence: for years we have dumped our electronic waste in developing countries, with our eyes closed. There, it was to be recycled. But in Africa only one quarter of the gold, platinum and coltan is recovered whereas the newest technology in Belgium recovers almost 99 percent. So somewhere there’s a profit to be made. The NGO ‘Closing the Loop’ is buying up dead mobile phones and computer parts that we have dumped in developing countries making our waste a desirable sales item over there. Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2015. © VPRO Backlight March 2015 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. VPRO Documentary publishes one new subtitled documentary about current affairs, finance, sustainability, climate change or politics every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments. Subscribe to our channel for great, subtitled, recent documentaries. Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast, all international VPRO programs: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO DOK, German only documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBi0VEPANmiT5zOoGvCi8Sg VPRO Metropolis, remarkable stories from all over the world: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis VPRO World Stories, the travel series of VPRO: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra, additional footage and one off's: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A www.VPRObroadcast.com Credits: Director: Frank Wiering Research: Olaf Oudheusden Producer: Jenny Borger Editors: Marije Meerman, Doke Romeijn English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson. French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.
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Copper mines in Zambia - Straight through Africa
Trade is better than aid for Africa. They say. In a journey through copper thieves and mine barons in the north of Zambia, Bram Vermeulen investigates the truth behind that slogan. From a distance they look like ants, the hundreds of men digging holes in the rubble slopes of an old copper mine in Zambia. They are looking for copper ore in the walls of the enormous pit, without wearing helmets and without reinforcing the walls of their caves. Life-threatening, of course. But they find enough to live on. Is it legal, Bram asks. They laugh about it. No of course not. But the Chinese buyer does not really ask where they get their ore from. You just have to leave when the guards of the mine come. How different is it in a huge copper mine in full operation. Huge machines drive off and on. Sirens sound regularly, followed by explosions. Here, 300,000 tons of stone are moved every day, and the copper ore from it yields a profit of hundreds of millions of dollars a year. But it is a foreign company that raises that money. And if the productivity gets too low after about twenty years, the investors will move on. From the air it is easy to see how far-reaching it all is. The mine takes big chores out of the country and turns huge plains into a kind of lunar landscape. But other changes are also visible. Houses, schools, a golf course. Prosperity, therefore, emphasizes a mine boss. Seven years ago this was still a dull provincial town, and now look! A little further on the big changes are about to begin. There is a giant copper mine here, and for that an area of ​​no less than four hundred square kilometers is expropriated. The new owners promise economic prosperity. Did not a city like Johannesburg also start out as a simple mine? Naturally, people living in the area can not stay. They have worked the land for generations, but they can not show ownership documents. They have not been asked anything. They do get compensation for their houses, chickens and fruit trees, but not for the ground. "Everything under the ground is state property," says a representative of the mining company, "and that is what the state can rent out to us." Residents who do not want to leave are squatters who violate the law from that moment on. Even though they were born and lived there all their lives. Those former residents are moved to neat new houses outside the area. With toilet, and bigger than the previous house, but without land to grow food. Some of them seem satisfied with that. Most do not. 'In Africa, land has sentimental value. You are no one without land, 'says one of them. "So you're destroying these people. They will not pass on anything to the next generation. " Episode 6. Copper fever  For Africa, trade is better than aid, or so they say. On a journey to copper thieves and mine bosses, Bram Vermeulen investigates the truth behind the slogan. Director: Doke Romeijn and Stefanie de Brouwer © VPRO October 2014 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. This channel offers some of the best travel series from the Dutch broadcaster VPRO. Our series explore cultures from all over the world. VPRO storytellers have lived abroad for years with an open mind and endless curiosity, allowing them to become one with their new country. Thanks to these qualities, they are the perfect guides to let you experience a place and culture through the eyes of a local. Uncovering the soul of a country, through an intrinsic and honest connection, is what VPRO and its presenters do best. So subscribe to our channel and we will be delighted to share our adventures with you! more information at www.VPRObroadcast.com Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO Metropolis: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis VPRO Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/VPROdocumentary VPRO World Stories: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A VPRO VG (world music): https://www.youtube.com/vrijegeluiden VPRO 3voor12 (alternative music): https://www.youtube.com/3voor12 VPRO 3voor12 extra (music stories): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgVYRLGraeL9rGMiM3rBHA www.VPRObroadcast.com English, French and Spanish subtitles by Ericsson and co-funded by the European Union.
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Platinum Mining Companies are scheduled to hold crucial talks with mining trade union AMCU
CEO's of Platinum Mining Companies are scheduled to hold crucial talks with mining trade union AMCU on Monday. The meeting is being facilitated by the Chamber of Mines and is aimed at trying to convince NUM's bitter rival to join the process of setting up a Centralised Bargaining Forum for the Platinum Mining sector which is seen as key to bringing about labour stability in the sector.
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THE MINERS STRIKE  [ dancing on maggies grave ]  Original Song
Ding dong the witch is dead. a song about the 80s miners strike's -- Frances worked undersea coals from its cliff-top location. It was known locally as `The Dubbie¿ because of wet undergound conditions, and was taken over by the Fife Coal Company in 1923 and subsequently equipped with its own washery (for cleaning the coal subsequent to bringing to the surface), built by Simon Carves in 1925. Further redevelopment occurred in the 1930s, and in the 1940s, new headgear and a ground-mounted Robey & Metro Vickers electric 1,600hp winding engine were installed with minimum disruption to production. Underground locomotive haulage (electric Greenbat units) was introduced in 1957. Its washery was closed in 1965, coal being taken to Bowhill for treatment. Linked underground to Seafield by 1981, and drained latterly from unit retained at Michael , previously closed in 1967). Fires caused by spontaneous combustion broke out during the 1984 strike. Retained on care and maintenance basis after 1985, but planned `Frances Project' of 1990 never materialised, and the surface buildings were subsequently demolished with the exception of the headframe , which survives as a monument to the Fife coal industry. Seafield Pit, sunk to the west of Kirkcaldy near the shore to a depth of 1830 ft., was built with similar 'new look' structures to house the winding gear that had characterised the Rothes Colliery, near Thornton. The Seafield pit would take its coal from the vast deposits lying beneath the Firth of Forth. Seafield opened in 1954 and after a number of years of independent existence, it merged with the Frances Colliery, Dysart, in March, 1966. The pit employed close to 2000 miners and the last day of coal production was Friday 22 January, 1988. The colliery officially closed on Friday 17 March, 1988. Like so many Fife collieries, Seafield had its share of tragic events, the disaster on 10 May, 1973, being notable. The UK miners' strike was a major industrial action affecting the British coal industry. It was a defining moment in British industrial relations, and its defeat significantly weakened the British trade union movement. It was also seen as a major political victory for Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party. The strike became a symbolic struggle, since the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was one of the strongest unions in the country, viewed by many, including Conservatives in power, as having brought down the Heath government in the union's 1974 strike. The later strike ended with the miners' defeat and the Thatcher government able to consolidate its fiscally conservative program. The political power of the NUM was broken permanently. Ten deaths resulted from events around the strike: six picketers, three teenagers searching for coal, and a taxi driver taking a non-striking miner to work.
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Spain's Plan to Quit the Coal Industry Explained | NowThis World
Climate change is happening. And one industry in particular will have to undergo a huge transformation and all but disappear by 2050…. The coal industry. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2TVSSsk But what does this mean for that industry and governments around the world? And what about the workers the coal industry employs? We’re taking a look at the steps one country is taking to prepare for a clean energy economy, while trying to make sure no one gets left behind. To avoid the most devastating consequences of climate change, a United Nations panel of scientists has recently warned that drastic action is required around the world. In Spain. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez government's priorities was taking immediate action to address climate change. That meant drastic action to limit Spain’s coal industry. The country had to comply with a European Union directive that said that public funds could no longer be used to keep unprofitable coal mines open. This meant that those mines had to be shut down by the end of 2018. And that is exactly what happened. By December of 2018, roughly three out of four of Spain’s coal miners clocked out of work for the last time. Spain’s socialist government cut a deal with several affiliated miner’s unions, referred to as the ‘Just Transition’ deal.” So we’re taking a look at the innovative steps Spain is taking to prepare for a clean energy economy, while trying to make sure no one gets left behind. Check out the video for the full report. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Exploring the  Mighty  Abandoned Union Mine. Awesome drop to the bottom in this abandoned mine!
Major producer of Gold, Silver Copper, Zinc;Lead and even some Platinum. One of the biggest and longest producing mines in the area. Extensive tunneling on 4 levels huge vertical drops a mine you will want to see! One of my favorites! Join Frank and his dog, come explore this massive abandoned mine.
Bulgaria miners rally in Sofia ahead of COP24 summit
(29 Nov 2018) Bulgarian coal miners and energy workers marched in Sofia on Thursday ahead of next week's Climate Change Conference to demand the government guarantee their jobs. Buses brought protesters from across Bulgaria for the march. The trade union "Podkrepa", which organised the march, said that some 3,000 people took part. Chanting "victory" and carrying slogans labelled "We are against the unbearable European plans", they walked through central Sofia to the headquarters of the EU representation and held a rally there. Union leader Dimitar Manolov said that if the biggest coal mines and energy plants in southeastern Bulgaria were to close, it would be "the end of our energy production." He added that this move could put some 150,000 jobs at risk. Bulgaria's electricity production relies mainly on coal and nuclear generating facilities. Coal provides roughly half of the electricity in the country and nuclear about 35 percent. The rest is covered by hydro, solar and wind generation.   European Union plans to hike funding for tackling climate change are causing concern among Bulgarian miners, who demand it should not come at the expense of the bloc's poorest and most carbon-dependent regions. "The EU deadlines for closing down coal mining and coal extraction are too short. If this happens in the way it is offered by the EU, it means we will be left without electricity or have to produce it at a very high price," said unionist Vladimir Topalov. For the Balkan country, which has one of the lowest GDP-per-capita rates in the EU, the financial burden of reducing carbon emissions already poses a huge challenge and the country is facing a high risk of job losses in sectors that depend on coal. Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/744c10076697b0479d6e14a9a471ad1d
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Miners Shot Down - Marikana Massacre - Full Documentary - 2014
In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days later the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. Using the point of view of the Marikana miners, Miners Shot Down follows the strike from day one, showing the courageous but isolated fight waged by a group of low-paid workers against the combined forces of the mining company Lonmin, the ANC government and their allies in the National Union of Mineworkers. What emerges is collusion at the top, spiralling violence and the country’s first post-apartheid massacre. South Africa will never be the same again.
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Lily mine tragedy  | Today marks 3 years since miners were trapped
Trade union AMCU says the department of Mineral Resources is ultimately to blame for the collapse at the Lily Gold Mine in Mpumalanga in 2016. Today marks three years since the tragedy happened and the bodies of three workers have still not been recovered. Yvonne Mnisi, Pretty Nkambule and Solomon Nyirenda were on duty in a container used as a lamp room when the collapse occurred. AMCU is holding an event at Lily mine to remember the trapped mine workers. Our reporter Siphephile Kunene is at the Lily Gold Mine and she joins us. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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One year after Marikana massacre, gold miners set to strike over pay dispute
The trade unions movements are asking for an increase between 60 and 100 % for mine workers. However, bosses said they will not be able to meet these demands. In the middle of these unreconciliable parties, the government, trying to avoid a second Marikana. Strike is expected to take place at 4. P.M., as the night-shift starts. Duplex with Ayesha Ismail, in Cape Town, South Africa. 09/03/2013 News LATEST NEWS - Watch the latest breaking news and information on the latest top stories, international, business, entertainment, politics, and more. With our correspondents all over the world in the field. FRANCE 24 INTERNATIONAL NEWS 24/7 http://www.france24.com
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Maritime Union Of Australia  - Organise, Unite, Fight!
Maritime Union Of Australia We are the mighty MUA We Organise, we unite, WE FIGHT! Posted by Jamie McMechan - Maritime Union of Australia Film Unit Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) http://www.amwu.asn.au/ Australian Services Union (ASU) http://www.asu.asn.au/ Australian Workers Union (AWU) http://www.awu.net.au/ Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union (CFMEU) http://www.cfmeu.asn.au/ Electrical Trades Union (ETU) http://www.etunational.asn.au/ Maritime Union Of Australia (MUA) http://www.mua.org.au/ Public Service Association of NSW (PSA) http://www.psa.labor.net.au/ Unions NSW (Unions NSW) http://www.unionsnsw.org.au/ Australian Council Of Trade Union (ACTU) http://www.actu.org.au/ International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) http://www.itfglobal.org/ International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) http://www.ituc-csi.org/
Turkish mine explosion Anger on streets over deaths
Trade unions in Turkey have announced a one-day strike in protest at the country's worst ever mine disaster which has claimed at least 301 lives. Union officials said the recent privatisation of the mining sector had made working conditions more dangerous, sparking protests in several cities. Rescue efforts are continuing at the pit to try and find around 150 miners who are still missing.
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Trade Union Movement-Part Two, 1960s - Film 16921
Demobilised soldiers after World War One, step off ships. Injured and crippled soldiers, many on crutches, march by. A funfair in 1918. Car workers on the factory floor. A London street during the depression of the early-1920s, with men standing around on street corners. Queues of unemployed men line a shopping street. A miner underground. Coal strike. Downing street. Union officials from the TUC White-collar workers dress up in overalls and to go work on the railways. Hyde Park Corner filled with milk churns. Meat being carted off a train. General strike. A deserted mining town. A packed labour exchange. Unemployed men standing in shop doorways. Photograph of Ernest Bevin, head of the transport workers. Walter Citrine?, the general secretary. The two men together. The Labour Government. The Cabinet under Ramsay Macdonald. Shells fly though the air. Bombing of a town at night. Firemen attempt to put out a blaze in an office block. Bevin shakes hands with George VI. A meeting of Labour politicians in the World War Two wartime coalition government.
President Zuma tells unions that the miners' strike has cost SA dearly
(17 Sep 2012) 1. Wide pan of delegates at the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) annual general meeting 2. Wide of union delegates singing and dancing in front of the stage 3. Close of South African president Jacob Zuma smiling on stage 4. Close two women wearing COSATU t-shirts reading (English) "Strengthen COSATU for total emancipation" 5. Wide of Zuma at the speakers podium 6. Wide union delegates singing and clapping in support of Zuma 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa: "Given the levels of violence and intimidation in Marikana, government deployed law-enforcement agencies to stabilise the situation. This does not take away the rights of miners and residents to protest peacefully and unarmed as provided for, in the laws of the land. The agencies have been told to be firm but to respect the rights of residents and strikers." 8. Cutaway delegate falling asleep 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa: "The National Treasury estimates that through its indirect impact on the economy, the strike actions in addition to other stoppages, have subtracted close to 3.1 (b) billion rand (388 (m) million US dollars) already from the national fiscus." 10. Wide Zuma singing from the stage 11. Close Zuma singing 12. Mid delegates singing and clapping STORYLINE South African President Jacob Zuma called on Monday for a speedy resolution to the mining strikes which have cost his country billions of rand in lost gold and platinum production this year. Zuma, speaking to a trade union congress in Johannesburg, said that this year's work stoppages have subtracted nearly 3.1 (b) billion rand (388 million US dollars) from the national treasury. He blamed poor living and working conditions of miners on the apartheid past and the failures of mining companies to honour a charter to improve the lives of miners. Zuma also said that heavy-handed police tactics on striking miners should not prevent the miners' right to protest. "Government deployed law-enforcement agencies to stabilise the situation. This does not take away the rights of miners and residents to protest peacefully and unarmed as provided for, in the laws of the land. The agencies have been told to be firm but to respect the rights of residents and strikers," Zuma said. Union rivalries and demands for better pay have stopped work at one gold and seven platinum mines. Aquarius Platinum said work resumed at its mine on Monday, and Anglo American Platinum said it would restart operations on Tuesday at its four mines under police security. London-registered Lonmin PLC told The Associated Press the company is losing production of 2,500 ounces each day the strike continues. Lonmin said Monday it is halting work on a new shaft and will not require 1,200 contract workers, among some 10,000 contract workers employed at the mine along with 28,000 employees. It is unclear how many miners are on strike in the different stoppages. Mining companies claim it is a minority with tens of thousands of workers not reporting for duty because of violent threats and intimidation. Previous marches by strikers brandishing machetes, spears and clubs have numbered several thousand. Lonmin said negotiations would continue on Monday after strikers last week rejected an offer of 16 to 21 percent pay increases that fell far short of the demands of striking rock drill operators for a minimum monthly take-home pay of 12,500 rand (1,560 US dollars). On Saturday, police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at a shantytown neighbouring Lonmin mine, where officers killed 34 miners on August 16 in attacks that shocked the nation of 48 (m) million. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3c5f107b43eb28e1efd7f1596d1c8296 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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There is now hope for a wage deal in the gold sector
There's now hope that a wage deal between gold mining companies and trade unions may be imminent. This after the National Union of Mineworkers signed a wage agreement with one of the parties at the negotiating table - marginal gold producer Village Main Reef yesterday afternoon. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
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Industrial relations in the British mining industry in the interwar period part one of three
Industrial relations in the British mining industry in the interwar period with interviews with miners, managers and representatives of the coal owners. I no longer possess either the beginning or the end of this film which was recorded from the television in the late 1980s. We may not know how it started but we know how it ended! I do not know if this is copyright material as I was unable to contact the possible owner to ask permission to publish it.
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Durham Miners Gala - a taster
Saturday the 8 July 2017 will be the 133rd Durham Miners Gala. The Gala is now one of the biggest and most colourful celebrations of trade union solidarity and community spirit.
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Freeport Mining + Indonesia  = Modern Slavery.
A global trade union is in Jakarta to lobby the Indonesian Government to help solve the ongoing dispute between Freeport and an estimated 4,000 workers from the Grasberg mine in West Papua. The unions say the workers have been sacked for taking part in legal strike action and the company is now withholding basic rights. Thousands of workers went on strike after their conditions were reduced as Freeport battled with the Indonesian Government over a new mining permit. Freeport said the workers were deemed to have resigned as they breached their contracts at the world's second largest copper mine. http://fpif.org/during-genocide-trump-intervenes-for-himself-and-friends/
NUM says one of its members was stabbed to death at AMPLATS
The National Union of Mineworkers says one of its members was stabbed to death at AMPLATS' platinum mine in Rustenberg while going to work . Its the fifth such killing in the past two weeks. This comes as the world's top platinum producers and trade union AMCU are continuing with Labour Court-mediated wage talks. They're aimed at ending the longest and costliest mining strike in South African history.
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South African Trade Union Leaders Compromised, Says Mbeki
Moeletsi Mbeki says that trade unions in South Africa no longer represent the workers but are instead agents of the state and the ruling African National Congress.
Views: 2495 AllAfrica
WRAP Funerals for victims of post-Soviet Ukraine's worst mining disaster
1. Wide of exterior of funeral 2. People carrying coffin 3. Wide of people carrying coffin 4. People near wreath 5. Close up of relatives 6. Close up of women crying 7. Woman crying by open coffin 8. Close up of women crying 9. Coffin being lowered into grave 10. Wide of mine building 11. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Sergei Tulub, Ukraine Coal Industry Minister: "With deep pain we say our last goodbyes to our dear comrades whom we all liked so much. Treacherous and implacable nature has wrestled out the best miners from our ranks." 12. Miners looking down on funeral 13. Pan left from wide of mine building to cemetery 14. Various of mine 15. Writing on wall reading "Glory to Donbass miners" STORYLINE: Workers from a blast-shattered coal mine pitched in with cemetery labourers on Tuesday to dig graves for the victims of post-Soviet Ukraine's worst coal mining disaster, which killed at least 89. Hundreds of people paid their last tributes to the miners, while relatives wept over the bodies on the open coffins. "With deep pain we say our last goodbye to our dear comrades whom we all liked so much. Treacherous and implacable nature has wrestled out the best miners from our ranks," said Ukraine Minister of Coal Industry Sergei Tulub. Flags flew at half-mast nationwide and hope of finding anyone still alive underground has virtually vanished; 11 miners remain unaccounted for after the methane explosion on Sunday at the Zasyadko mine. The blast ripped through the mine at a depth of about 1,000 metres (3,300 feet) below the surface of Donetsk, the heart of Ukraine's coal mining industry. The Zasyadko mine, one of Ukraine's biggest and best-known, has been the site of repeated accidents in the past decade. Ukraine's mines, regarded as among the world's most dangerous, are a key element of the country's economy. Seventeen of the victims were buried on Tuesday morning, as rescue workers in the mine continued to battle fire and fallen rock. The bodies pulled from the area where the remaining miners were believed to be trapped were burnt, indicating that others could not have survived, the head of the Independent Trade Union of Miners, said on Monday. Flags here also flew at half-mast, some of them decorated with black ribbons, with the Donetsk region in the middle of a three-day period of official mourning. Tuesday was declared a day of mourning across the nation of 47 (m) million. President Viktor Yushchenko, who visited Donetsk on Monday, ordered a government commission to investigate the accident and called for an overhaul of the coal mining sector. More than three-quarters of Ukraine's roughly 200 coal mines are classified as dangerous because of high levels of methane, the concentration of which increases with depth. Mines must be ventilated to prevent explosions, but some rely on outdated ventilation equipment. Ukraine's Channel 5 television reported that Zasyadko's director Yukhym Zvyahilsky said he plans to shut down the mine, but the information could not be independently confirmed. There is growing appetite for Ukraine's rich coal reserves, particularly with natural gas prices rising. The government has called for production to increase by one-third to 80 (m) million tons this year. Zasyadko is one of the best-paying mines in the country, and miners say there is high competition to get hired. One mine official said a typical miner at Zasyadko can earn around four times the country's average monthly wage of 258 dollars; maintenance workers bring home about twice the monthly average wage. Since the Soviet collapse, more than 4,700 miners have been killed in Ukraine. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3055f4c2b0e134f33f15556ef53e0561 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Britain's First Paramilitary Police Training Centre, Miners' Strike, World In Action Oct 1984
Looking back thirty years now to this strike it is clear the battle the miners were fighting was in many ways a lost cause. The energy industry, run by the oil men, had decided Britain's mines had to close because the wages were too high and the safety was too good, too expensive. The decent working conditions fought for over decades of toil and solidarity in Britain were too much for the energy barons to stomach and these mines, contrary to what ministers said at the time, were destined to close. Mines were opening in other parts of the world however, particularly South America, where there was no organised labour, education etc. and it was here that the global energy giants' profits were to be made in the future. The Thatcher government, in the thrall ironically of a Labour peer, Victor Rothschild, sold the nation's energy policy down the river and made entire skilled-up communities derelict and purposeless. Smashing the hard work and creativity of generations and condemning their descendents to lives of unemployment. Two decades have passed since the British miners launched a strike to defend their pits from a huge closure programme. The strike turned into one of the most decisive economic and political struggles of the twentieth century. Mark Hoskisson looks back at this contest between the British state and the thousands of working class men and women, whom the Tory prime minister of the time, Margaret Thatcher, famously described as "the enemy within". The miners' strike of 1984-85 was the largest, longest trade union struggle in Britain, and the most far reaching in its consequences, since the 1926 General Strike. For a whole year, some 170,000 miners, plus the women of the mining communities, battled against everything the Tory government and the police threw at them. The majority Tory press witch hunted them as violent and anti-democratic thugs. The Tories tried to starve them back to work by cutting off all forms of state benefits. The police attacked their picket lines in paramilitary fashion. They occupied their villages like an invading army. The judges stole the union's funds, "exiled" militants from their own homes and imprisoned striking miners en masse. The secret services spied on them, infiltrated the movement, tapped their phones, as the ex-head of MI5, Stella Rimington, then in charge of the spying operation on the miners, has revealed in her memoirs. Thatcher famously called them "the enemy within". It was civil war, class war on a grand scale. In the twelve months of the strike 11,312 miners were arrested, over 200 imprisoned and 966 sacked because of their role in the strike. Over 3,000 were injured and two killed on the picket line -- David Jones and Joe Green. The entire strikebreaking operation cost the government more than £3 billion. The Tories' bloody adventure in the Falklands/Malvinas war against Argentina, two years earlier, cost them less. The striking miners, their wives and families met these attacks with courage, humour and an unbreakable will to win. They showed fantastic creativity and imagination in all aspects of the strike. On the home front, they organised survival for twelve months with no wages, no benefits. They organised flying pickets, fought pitched battles with a militarised police force, they addressed meetings of thousands of other trade unionists in the campaign to win solidarity for their action. They traveled the world, spreading their message and winning support. The women of the mining communities built a mass women's movement, almost from scratch. The miners' defeat represented a strategic setback for the whole class. In the years that followed, section after section of workers was defeated, including the strongest remaining sections of the movement like the printers (1986) and the dockers (1989). Union membership figures plummeted. There was widespread union de-recognition in whole industries, especially the print. The right wing triumphed in the Labour Party. The left was systematically purged under Kinnock, a process that culminated with the elevation of Tony Blair to the leadership of the Labour Party. http://www.fifthinternational.org/content/great-miners%E2%80%99-strike-1984-85
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Bolivia: Gov't, Miners Union Negotiating Agreement
Following weeks of protests, some of them violent, Bolivian government officials and leaders of the miners union and social organizations have sat down to negotiate an agreement. The Potosí Civic Committee (Comcipo), an umbrella organization comprised of labor unions and civil society groups, have been on strike since July 6 demanding the government provide more public services and employment opportunities as well as various public works projects. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/bolivia-govt-miners-union-negotiating-agreement/
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South Africa’s Government vs Trade Union
In South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa has a new challenge to face as he tries to rebuild the country’s stuttering economy. VOA’s Hayde Adams Fitzpatrick reports as a dispute between the government and trade unions over the minimum wage is becoming one of the biggest impending issues, highlighting the split in South Africa, today.
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Miners and Police clash in Spain
Six people were injured and one detained in Spain today as miners protesting against austerity cuts clashed dramatically with riot police in Madrid. Thousands of miners, and supporters chanting and throwing firecrackers at the police , marched through the centre of the Spanish capital in protest against government austerity measures. Joined by trade unionists in the capital, the miners rallied noisily at the climax of a 44-day protest against a 60% cut in coal subsidies which they say will force mines to close and put many out of work. Some of the miners who have marched through northern Spain since June come from the Asturias, a traditional centre of leftist militancy and centre of Spain's mining industry. This protest march is in response to the Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy further austerity measures in parliament, which includes including a hike in VAT, budget cuts for government ministries and the privatisation of airport, rail and port assets. According to Spain's trade union confederation the government will slash also cut aid to the mining sector by 63 % to 111 million euros, which it fears will result in job losses. Written and Presented by Ann Salter
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Digging deeper into AMCU and NUM Standoff
As AMCU’s strike at Sibanye Stillwater gold operations enters its ninth week, CNBC Africa sat down with two of the biggest unions at the mines, NUM and AMCU to discuss the losses to striking members, violence associated with it and also if AMCU’s platinum strike intentions will tilt the balance in anyway. We also hear from Sibanye Stillwater and how long their shareholders can bear the brunt.
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Mineworkers at Sibanye Stillwater will have no joy this Christmas
Mineworkers at Sibanye Stillwater will have no joy this Christmas. That's if the three week strike at the mine, is not resolved. Union AMCU accuses the mine company of flouting procedures, when it instructed thousands of workers to report for duty on Saturday. Sibanye recently declared the strike unprotected. eNCA’s Aviwe Mtila has more details. Courtesy #DStv403
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Workers retrieve victims of mining disaster
1. Wide shot Zasyadko Mine administrative building 2. Ukrainian flag 3. Set up shot of Sergei Storchak 4. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Sergei Storchak, commission of inquiry member: "We had 78 bodies of miners, and we have just found another ten bodies. Another twelve people still haven't been found." 5. Various of officials at emergency meeting 6. Miners leaving office 7. Lists with names of victims on the wall 8. Various of sketches illustrating where mine disaster happened 9. Set up shot of James Pettit 10. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) James Pettit, Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy in Kiev: "Our government will give financial aid. As far as I know, it's 50,000 - 100,000 US dollars in aid to the families of the miners who have died." 11. Wide shot Zasyadko mine administrative building 12. People gathered near entrance 13. Relatives walking with flowers 14. Various of mine 15. Writing on wall reading "Glory to Donbass miners" 16. Wide shot police near mine 17. Mid shot police STORYLINE Flags flew at half-staff nationwide on Tuesday, as hopes virtually vanished to find any more people involved in post-Soviet Ukraine's worst coal mining disaster alive. Hundreds of relatives and colleagues earlier paid their last tributes to the miners at the funerals of 17 of dozens of victims. The head of the Independent Trade Union of Miners, said on Monday that the bodies pulled from the area where the remaining miners were believed to be trapped were burnt, indicating that others could not have survived. "We had 78 bodies of miners, and we have just found another ten bodies. Another twelve people still haven't been found," Sergei Storchak, a member of the commission of inquiry into the accident, told media. There have been conflicting reports as to how many people remain unaccounted for after the methane explosion Sunday at the Zasyadko mine. The blast ripped through the mine at a depth of about 1,000 metres (3,300 feet) below the surface of Donetsk, killing at least 90 people and rending hearts throughout the city at the centre of Ukraine's vital but troubled coal industry. The Zasyadko mine, one of Ukraine's biggest and best-known, has been the site of repeated accidents in the past decade. Ukraine's mines, regarded as among the world's most dangerous, are a key element of the country's economy. The Donetsk region in the middle of a three-day period of official mourning, and Tuesday was declared a day of mourning across the nation of 47 (m) million. James Pettit, the Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy in Kiev said 50,000 to 100,000 US dollars would be given "in aid to families of the miners who have died." President Viktor Yushchenko, who visited Donetsk on Monday, ordered a government commission to investigate the accident and called for an overhaul of the coal mining sector. More than three-quarters of Ukraine's roughly 200 coal mines are classified as dangerous because of high levels of methane, the concentration of which increases with depth. Mines must be ventilated to prevent explosions, but some rely on outdated ventilation equipment. Ukraine's Channel 5 television reported that Zasyadko's director Yukhym Zvyahilsky said he plans to shut down the mine, but the information could not be independently confirmed. There is growing appetite for Ukraine's rich coal reserves, particularly with natural gas prices rising. The government has called for production to increase by one-third to 80 (m) million tons this year. Zasyadko is one of the best-paying mines in the country, and miners say there is high competition to get hired. Since the Soviet collapse, more than 4,700 miners have been killed in Ukraine. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b79ad99f995beab58f73904fb58d78f5 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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AMCU asks public for funds to sustain mining strike
Trade union AMCU is sticking to it's wage demands despite threats of possible mine closures on the platinum belt. The union came out fighting today in the wake of remarks by Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani that the company should consider taking a step back from Rustenburg. Anglo American owns Amplats - one of the companies badly impacted by the 3-month old strike.
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Paddy Crumlin   Christmas Message To MUA Members
National Secretary Paddy Crumlin wishes all members, staff and officers of the Maritime Union of Australia and their families best wishes and solidarity for the season. 2016 has been one of the most challenging years for maritime workers in Australia, workers nationally, and internationally generally. The attacks on working men and women, trade unionists and other solidarity organisations has continued to grow resulting in continuous abuse, lies and misinformation by some political parties, many corporate organisations and the right-wing media, particularly from the Murdoch press. As part of these attacks on working men and women, and trade unions in particular, the Turnbull Government drew Australia to the fringe of chaos through the double dissolution process. The catalyst for the double dissolution was legislation to introduce the ABCC and Registered Organisations Bill, designed solely to attack effective Union representation in the maritime, construction and transport industries. This followed the Royal Commission into Trade Unions and other abuses of parliamentary power and authority against trade unions. However, the electorate rejected the mandate sought in the double dissolution in the clearest of terms, reducing the Turnbull Government's working majority in the lower house from 23 seats to just one, while electing a dysfunctional mix of representatives who are increasingly making Australia ungovernable. The MUA, CFMEU and other progressive unions in particular led a marginal seats campaign organised by the ACTU that saw many Labor candidates elected and brought the ALP to the brink of victory. The National Council together with our Branches, delegates and members used the election process and afterwards have continued to direct our political and industrial energies and actions to defend our jobs, particularly in shipping, while campaigning for a clear mandate for leadership change within our political communities and institutions. The end of 2016 provides an opportunity for us to reflect on a job well done to date and renew our determination to see that job completed. The future of the Australian economy and Australian industry in supporting Australian working men and women - and in particular maritime workers - is clearly in our hands. The overwhelming support to date to form a new union in 2017 that can fight and defend firstly maritime workers but also workers in construction, mining and manufacturing is one of the most progressive commitments of any workforce in the last 25 years. So again Comrades, in considering the great challenges and threats we have been placed under we should rightly be proud of our determination, unity and willingness to defend our rights in a way that gives us further opportunity to gather the strength and support of our families over the season and New Year in a way that will continue to see us fight from the front for our industrial, political and economic rights and entitlements. At the end of the day, MUA Here to Stay!
Mining workers flex muscles
In what is seen as a show of strength ahead of the April 12 Lok Sabha polls, Goa's mining workers marched the streets of Panjim to showcase their numbers and seemingly send a strong message to the political parties in contention for the two Goa Lok Sabha seats. The protest march was organised under the banner of the All India Trade Union Congress, the trade union wing of the Communist Party of India. Both the CPI candidates Suhas Naik and Raju Mangueshkar addressed the workers alongwith CPI state secretary Christopher Fonseca. Fonseca alleged that managements of Goa's mining firms are waiting in the wings to retrench workers citing the to-be-imposed annual volume cap of 20 million tonnes on mining.
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Goa trade union to support nation-wide call for strike as part of a protest against government's anti-labour policies. PWD, Kadamba, Electricity department, RND ferry service will not operate as part of the strike.
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S Africa plagued by mining crisis
Miners gunned down by police, wildcat strikes as workers demand better treatment, and unions fighting sometimes violent turf wars. Many observers say South Africa's mining industry is in crisis. It's one of the world's most lucrative, with gold, platinum and diamonds among the minerals that bring in some $12bn annually. Our correspondents are standing by: Tania Page at a courthouse near Pretoria, and Haru Mutasa at a gold mine where thousands of workers are on strike. We also talk to Patrick Craven, the spokesman for South Africa's top trade union body in Johannesburg.
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South Africa - Miners March
Thousands of mineworkers marched on the Department of Mineral and Energy Affairs in Johannesburg on Saturday morning (16/7), demanding an improvement in safety conditions at work. At the front of the march, organised by the National Union of Mineworkers, were scores of disabled miners in wheelchairs. They were pushed by colleagues in central Johannesburg, to the department offices in Braamfontein. Most had been paralysed in mining accidents and several had lost one or more limbs. Others hobbled on crutches and walking sticks. The march took place on the eve of a Government-appointed commission of inquiry into the health and safety regulations in the mining industry. According to union figures, black mineworkers who spend 20 years underground face a 1 in 30 chance of being killed in a mining accident, and a 1 in 2 chance of being permanently disabled. Last year, 578 mineworkers died in mine accidents. A total of 8532 were seriously injured last year. Meanwhile, South Africa's largest labour federation demanded on Saturday that President Nelson Mandela's government back workers in disputes with employers acording to a Sunday Times report. Sam Shilowa, leader of the 1.2 million-strong Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), made his plea as the country faces its largest strike since the all-race elections in April. More than 15,000 workers at retail giant Pick 'n Pay will stop work Tuesday following the breakdown of wage negotiations and outbreaks of violence between strikers and police at stores in the Johannesburg region. SHOWS: SOUTH AFRICA 16/7: JOHANNESBURG marchers and zoom-out to reveal a statue of mineworkers wheelchair-bound miners leading the march onlookers and marchers mine officials standing by protesters in a bus with posters reading "the right to refuse dangerous work" miners mine officials advancing to podium accepting memo and signing it mine official addressing the gathered group "as you all know, the question of safety and health in the mines is being addressed by a commission sitting in this building as of monday." cheering shouts of mandela! filling the air 2.55 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0c24efa90949bb502336f9a1afc7bd0b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Prof Nageshwar analysis over Trade Unions Nationwide Strike |  10TV
Prof Nageshwar analysis on Trade workers Unions Nationwide Strike, Reasons for Workers unions strike, Effects of Nationwide strike, Central Government's anti-labour decisions over Nationwide Labour unions and demands of Workers Unions. Good Morning Nageshwar. For More Updates ☛ Subscribe us @ https://bit.ly/2Fc6rhb ☛ Website: http://www.10tv.in ☛ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/10TVNewsTelugu/ ☛ Twitter: https://twitter.com/10TVNewsTelugu ☛ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/10tvnewstelugu/ 10tv News Channel Owned by Spoorthi Communications Private Limited. 10Tv is one of the leading News channels which the delivers National and International And Regional News Streaming 24/7.10Tv has its wings spread all over the world to deliver the trustful news.Channel Dedicated to GeneralNews, LiveReports, Breaking News, Sports News, Weather News, Entertainments, BusinessUpdates, Big Debates,Exclusive Interviews etc. Thank You For Visiting.. Visit Again -Team 10Tv #TeluguNews #10tv #TeluguNewsChannel #BreakingNews #LatestNews #10tvtelugu #TeluguNews #10tv #TeluguNewsChannel #BreakingNews #LatestNews #10tvtelugu
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Efforts made to reopen two Mpumalanga mines
Efforts are being made to re-open the Lily and Barbrook mines in Barberton, Mpumalanga. trade Union, COSATU has informed workers who used to work at the mines that two international investors have shown interest in resuming operations at both mines. Lily Mine suspended operations after the mine caved in last year in February - trapping at least three workers who's bodies are yet to be retrieved. Barbrook was subsequently closed due to financial challenges. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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Plans afoot to re-open Lily Mine
Plans are at an advanced stage to re-open the Lily Gold Mine at Louisville near Barberton in Mpumalanga. Speaking during a commemorative event to mark two years since the Lily Mine disaster, Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa says the mine is likely to be re-opened before the end of 2018. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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