From Global Research:
The investor-state dispute system, whereby foreign investors can sue the host-country government in an [...]
Becoming home to the Pacific Northwest’s largest oil-handling terminal isn’t the only goal on the Port of Vancouver’s to-do list. The port also wants to land a potash export facility, but its hope in that regard is running into global market headwinds.
Analysts have said BHP would struggle to justify investing in the proposed Jansen [...]
Shares of major North American potash producers fell sharply Tuesday on word that a Russian company is pulling out of a marketing group and is expected to undercut competitors’ prices for the fertilizer.
OAO Uralkali announced Tuesday it was withdrawing from a joint venture with another company from Belarus that set the price for about [...]
About 80 workers at Newcastle’s main coal loader will strike for eight hours tonight after this week’s negotiations failed to see a resolution to outstanding issues.
The Maritime Union of Australia held talks with Port Waratah Coal Services again yesterday.
It is the latest round of industrial action in a month of disputes involving PWCS.
BHP’s not-yet-final plan for a mine near Jansen, Saskatchewan, that would produce 8 million tonnes annually, would change the global supply and demand picture so dramatically that Russia-based Uralkali would rein in its own expansion plans if BHP goes ahead, Chief Executive Vladislav Baumgertner said in an email exchange with Reuters this week.
Uralkali is [...]
The Port of Vancouver agreed Tuesday to continue a preliminary lease agreement with a global company in hopes of eventually reaching a final deal to build a potash export facility at the port’s Terminal 5.
The port’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to extend the preliminary lease with Australian mining giant BHP Billiton. Forcing the [...]
Excerpts from a David Bacon article called “Displaced, Unequal and Criminalized – Fighting for the Rights of Migrants in the United States:”
The Department of Homeland Security workplace enforcement wave is focusing, not on low-wage employers, but on high-wage, and often unionized ones. There is a long history of anti-union animus among immigration authorities. Agents [...]
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