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Proposal for a Practical Program of the International Miners' Coordination

Preamble

The 1. International Miners' Conference 2013 in Arequipa/ Peru including representatives from 25 countries of four continents was a very significant step towards the unification of miners in the whole world. It was guided by the principle that miners'movement must coordinate and cooperate internationally if we want to become a superior force against the international mining monopolies and their governments. In the founding resolution of the conference it says : „It is less and less possible today, isolated from each other and locally restricted, to assert against the international mining monopolies. What we need is the unity of workers worldwide!"

Only on the basis of precise demands and goals which will also be enforced by the common struggle against the governments and trusts such a coordination can progress.

1. There are more than 22 million miners who convey and extract the treasures of the ground under hard and dangerous conditions but their living conditions are in a bad state. Not only the wages are low to be able to live decently but often stagnate or sink. They are out of all proportion to the work performed by them. Even a nominal wage increase becomes insignificant in view of rising costs of living. For a rise of the miners' wages which correspond with an adequate life.

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Invitation to the 2. International Miners' Conference in India 2017

Dear colleagues, dear friends,
with this letter we invite you to participate in the 2. International Miners' Conference. It will take place in India in the region Region Godavari Khani in February, 2017. The International Coordinating Group will give you notice about the venue and exact time promptly. The International Miners' Coordinating Group, which was elected at the 1. International Miners' Conference in Peru in 2013, asks you to participate in the necessary process of preparation and discussion for this future-oriented project of allying the 21 million miners worldwide. The International Miners' Coordinating Group has taken on the responsibility to coordinate the preparation and realization of the 2. International Miners' Conference. It organizes a democratic process of preparation and discussion of all participants on equal terms with a culture of debate in solidarity.

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To all contacts of the International Miners' Coordination Information letter number 6

Date: 20 July 2015

the 3rd meeting of the "International Coordinating Group" (ICG) took place from 23 to 25 April 2015. We would like to inform you on the most important results. The preparation of the 2nd International Miners' Conference in India 2017 was in the center of attention. We are now starting the immediate preparation on the basis of the decisions of the 1st International Miners' Conference. The huge mutual trust and a great unification on important decisions to prepare the 2nd International Miners' Conference was striking. The meeting expressed the huge progress and a positive development of the International Miners' Coordination since the 1st International Miners' Conference.

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