On the morning of 24 October, around 180 hired thugs violently evicted workers and landowners from a protest camp at the entrance to the La Platosa mine, located in La Sierrita, Durango and owned by the Canadian mining company Excellon Resources Inc.
The protest camp had been set up peacefully since July at the entrance to the mining complex in order to put pressure on the company to recognize freedom of association and the workers’ right to join the Miners' union SNTMMSRM. The community landowners were jointly protesting the company’s failure to comply with the terms of its 2008 agreement to lease the land from its peasant owners.
The federal and state governments have so far failed to intervene to ensure the dispute is resolved and human rights upheld. Steelworkers, send your appeal to the local state governor and Interior Minister through this LabourStart campaign. Show your support for these workers in Mexico.
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8 November 2012, IndustriALL Media Release IndustriALL-LabourStart-Amnesty International-PRODESC join forces for Mexican miners