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United Mine Workers of America

letters

Workers die due to mine owners' greed

I am writing to express my concern about the coal mine blast in Heilongjiang last Saturday.

More than 100 people reportedly died in the explosion.

Tuesday, 24 November, 2009, 12:00am

Shanxi miners set to fight layoffs

About 200 miners are prepared to take to the streets in Taiyuan today after the mainland's largest coal-mining enterprise told them their contracts would not be renewed.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Crackdown on mines may collapse in the face of bribery

Pressure from powerful political figures, the media and opposition parties in the wake of an accident which killed around 140 miners in an illegal coal mine has forced the Indian government to mount a crackdown on illegal mining in the country's eastern coal belt.

18 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

FROM THE VAULT: 1976

Harlan County, USA

Director: Barbara Kopple

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Five-point plan to boost mine safety

Rules target collusion between officials and coal mine owners, and make local chiefs responsible for workers' welfare

The State Council yesterday ordered local governments to implement five new measures to boost coal mine safety.

1 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Mine owners arrested over 'cover-up'

Two mine owners have been arrested in Hebei for allegedly trying to cover up a deadly accident by cremating the victims and paying their families to keep quiet.

The accident at the Handan coal mine on June 3 killed at least 12 workers, but only one death was reported to authorities, Xinhua reported yesterday.

14 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Miners block railway over bankruptcy

Rail traffic between Beijing and the Inner Mongolian city of Baotou was suspended for nearly a day after more than 5,000 coalminers demonstrated over the bankruptcy of their pit and clashed with anti-riot police, a labour rights group reported yesterday.

16 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Coal miners protest over unpaid wages

Five hundred laid-off coal miners went into a third day of protest in Chengdu yesterday after going without basic living expenses for three months, a human rights group said.

The miners demonstrated in front of the city government offices in Sichuan's provincial capital, the Information Centre of Human Rights and Democratic Movement in China said.

18 Mar 1999 - 12:00am