Remembering the Chilean miners

We can’t do anything to prevent earthquakes and tsunamis but we can do something to minise the risk of mining accidents.

Immediately following the successful rescue of 33 copper miners in Chile on 13 October 2010, President Sebastián Piñera proclaimed to the world that within 90 days Chile would reform its mine safety laws. But he did nothing of the kind. Nearly five months on, Chilean miners are still waiting.

The International Federation of Chemical, Energy & Mine Workers‚ Federation(ICEM), the global union federation that represents miners around the world, is calling for a massive online campaign to flood the Chilean government with e-mails of protest.  Check out the campaign here.


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