Colombia United Workers Federation (CUT) Letter in Support of the Strike Against Drummond

CUT supports strike by Drummond’s workers¬†Three thousand workers of the coal mine situated in the municipalities of La Loma and Puerto de Ci√©naga, located in the Colombian departments of Cesar and Magdalena respectively, began a work-stoppage at 5:50 PM on Wednesday, July 16, 2008. This is the second largest coal mine in Colombia and is run by the U.S.-based Drummond mining company. Drummond has also been granted a lease to extract natural gas deposits discovered in the same area and to operate the 55,000-acre El Descanso mine, in the municipalities of Becerril and Codazzi, considered the largest coal mine in the world read more