Peru, mine workers, worker rights, Solidarity Center

The Solidarity Center assists Peruvian unions in the mining, textile and export-agriculture industries tackle the enormous social and economic inequity challenges in the country. Credit: Solidarity Center/Samantha Tate


In partnership with Peru’s national labor confederations and mining, garment and agriculture federations, the Solidarity Center provides local unions with hands-on assistance and training in membership building, collective bargaining and women’s representation so they can better represent vulnerable workers who often do not have a voice at the workplace.

By concentrating its outreach among vulnerable workers in the mining, textile and export-agriculture industries, the Solidarity Center assists Peruvian unions, the democratic representatives of workers, in tackling the enormous challenge of social and economic inequity and redefine the framework that governs decent economic opportunity.

Media Contact

Kate Conradt
Communications Director
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Cleaner’s Death Highlights Lack of Safety Protections

At a funeral service in Lima, Peru, dozens of street cleaners yesterday mourned the death of their colleague, Rosa Mamani Apaza, a street cleaner who was killed on the job August 29 by stray gunfire as bullets flew nearby during an apparent late morning robbery....

Peru Unions Protest Retaliation against Striking Miners

Talks between Peruvian mineworkers and the Ministry of Labor over proposed labor law reforms came to a standstill after the government began retaliating against workers who took part in a recent nationwide strike, despite promises not to do so, according to the...

Peru Mine Workers from 56 Unions Wage Nationwide Strike

Mine workers from 56 unions in Peru started an indefinite, nationwide strike yesterday to protest the government’s proposed labor reforms, says Ricardo Juarez, secretary-general of the National Federation of Mining, Metallurgical and Steel Workers of Peru (FNTMMSP)....
11 Textile Workers in Peru Dismissed after Forming Union

11 Textile Workers in Peru Dismissed after Forming Union

Peru’s National Federation of Textile Workers is calling for immediate reinstatement of 11 textile workers who were fired less than a month after they formed a factory union in Lima. The factory, which employs more than 1,400 workers, produces high-fashion jeans for...

Peru Construction Workers Win New Pact, Rights

Peru Construction Workers Win New Pact, Rights

Construction workers in Peru are celebrating a new contract that significantly improves wages and benefits, and are hailing a new legislative order, which in part addresses ongoing violence against union members in the building and construction trades. The new...

Peru: Construction Union Leaders Murdered

Peru: Construction Union Leaders Murdered

One construction union leader was killed and another injured as the men left a union organizing meeting in Casma, Peru, this week. Miguel Cotelo Villanueva, a member of the Federación de Trabajadores en Construcción Civil de Perú (Federation of Civil Construction...

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