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Public Information Commission QUICK FACTS ON MINING FOR #MinesUnsafetyWeek

This week, Baguio City is once again set to host the 69th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference, more commonly known before as the Mine Safety Week. Civil-society and peoples' organizations are known to conduct parallel commemorations called Mines "Unsafety" Week in order to combat the claims of mining corporations regarding the impacts of their mining operations.

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Run on copper by automotive and energy corporations with dream profits

With the transfer to renewable energy and electric vehicles, the race is on by multinational corporations to control the mining and processing of copper. The largest copper mine, Olympic Dam in Australia, is owned by multinational corporation BHP which also owns the Escondida Mine in Chile. BHP has recently bought Oz Minerals copper mines, Prominent Hill and Carrapateena in South Australia located south west of Olympic Dam and its town Roxby Downs.

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India: Mine workers in Karnataka today started a 70 KM march (padyatra)

from Sandur to Bellary under the banners of Bellary Zilla Gani Karmika Sangh and AICCTU demanding special rehabilitation package for the workers, re-employment and compensation. Despite passage of over a decade since closure of mines in Bellary, 25000 workers are yet to receive justice. For the next three days (11-13 Oct) there will be a Protest March and Rally from Sandur to Bellary.

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Iran: The striking copper mine workers of Soongoon and zarghan under the brutal action of the security forces

The attack of the security forces on the striking forces of Razghan and soongoon mines. A few minutes ago the Special Forces by attacking the striking mine workers of soogoon tried to arrest some of the workers. In the past two years the mine workers of Soongoon have several times gone on strike to demand their legal wages and the authorities instead of listening to their demand have dispatched the security forces on to them.

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Iran: Protest of the workers of the oil and gas Co. in Arvandan

The protest of the workers of the oil and gas Co. in Arvandan in the southern Azadegan oil region in regard to lack of job position levelling and empty promises.In Wednesday,20th of the month of April,The workers of oil and gas co. of arvandan in the southern oil region protested in regard to lack of job position placement and empty promises.The protesting workers told the reporter that the Sepehr Techno Energy co. (Tesco.) as the contractor of agreement of the oil and gas of Arvandan region in the oil region of Southern Azadegan.

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Pakistan: deadly coal mines

More workers have lost their lives in Pakistan's deadly coal mines. In May alone, 18 miners have died on the job. On 19 May, a miner at the Ghazi mine fell through a roof and died on the job(Ed. note: The roof the hanging and the miner died on the job). Just two days later, on 21 May, a worker was electrocuted in the Duki coal field and a landslide killed another miner in the same field.

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India: Reports on the army massacre of miners in Nagaland

Northeast now 7.12.2021 Police preliminary report said that the firing incident occurred at 4:10 pm on Saturday when eight coal miners of Oting village were returning home in an open Mahindra pick-up truck from their workplace in Tiru valley. Six died on the spot while two others were seriously injured, the police report said. Also read: Nagaland massacre:

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Kyrgyzstan: Strike at Ishtamberdi gold mine

Miners at the Ishtamberdi gold mine in Kyrgyzstan have been on strike for more than three weeks. Their demand is 50 per cent more pay. Previously, they had rejected the offer of a 10 per cent increase. The operator is the Chinese company Full Gold Mining, which in turn is a subsidiary of the state-owned company Lingbao Gold.

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Indonesia: Twelve women killed in landslide at illegal gold mine

According to the police, the victims in the gold mine are all women. At least twelve people have died in a landslide in a mine shaft in Indonesia. According to the police, all of the victims are women. The accident occurred on Thursday in the province of North Sumatra, as the local police chief Reza Akbar announced on Friday.

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The ninth day of the gathering of the security workers of Sangroodmine!

On Thursday April 7, 2022, the security workers of Sangrood Mine, West Alborz Unit continued their gathering for the ninth day in this shut down mine in a mountainous region in Gilan Province. Their protests are regarding the non-payment of their wages andinsurance benefits. The protesting workers told a media reporter: the contract workers’ arrears go back tothree months.

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