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Worker dismissed by Gerdau-Diaco chains himself to factory gates in Colombia

17 July, 2013Gerdau-Diaco dismissed one of their employees, Luis Cruz, on 5 July. Cruz has chained himself to the factory gates at the Duitama plant in protest at the company’s action. He is legally protected against dismissal because of a workplace accident he suffered in 1994.

Unions at Gerdau take action on Mexico

10 February, 2013Unions at Gerdau plants will be handing out leaflets on workers' rights in Mexico on the days of action 18 to 24 February 2013.

Workers arrested after a protest at SiderPerú Gerdau

13 June, 2017Police in Peru arrested five workers from SiderPeru Gerdau for participating in a 24-hour strike and a protest against the company’s reluctance to engage in productive collective bargaining

Explosion at Gerdau Brazil claims three lives

18 November, 2016Three workers lost their lives and one was injured after an explosion at Gerdau’s plant in Ouro Branco, Brazil, on 14 November.

Gerdau-Diaco worker who chained himself to factory gates wins a victory

18 July, 2013The action taken by a Gerdau worker in Colombia combined with national and international solidarity have led the company to agree to pay him health insurance for six years.

Gerdau Workers’ Network unites for rights in Colombia

2 November, 2012See the new campaign leaflet of the Gerdau Workers’ World Council, one of the most active worker networks of IndustriALL affiliates, taking united action to defend the rights of Gerdau workers in Colombia.

Police evict striking Gerdau workers in Colombia

9 February, 2017Police in Colombia have evicted 47 workers, all trade union members, from the Gerdau Diaco plant, where they had been protesting peacefully since November last year.

Two workers killed in explosion at Gerdau Brazil

17 August, 2017Two Gerdau workers lost their lives on 15 August after an explosion at the company's steel plant in Ouro Branco, Brazil.

Gerdau sacks a total of 270 workers at two of its plants in Colombia

13 September, 2012Gerdau has dismissed 180 workers from its Tocancipá plant and 90 from its Muña plant. Sintrametal is calling on the government to support the country’s workers. The company has blamed the economic crisis for the dismissals.

Gerdau workers demand safe work

21 February, 2013More than 600 workers stopped production at the Gerdau plant in São Leopoldo for more than 2 hours on 19 February, demanding action after a severe workplace injury occurred on 16 February.