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Swedes mark Mexico days of action

28 February, 2013IndustriALL Global Union’s Swedish-based affiliate IF Metall, representing 370,000 blue collar workers in mining, metal, chemical and textile sectors, marked the international days of action for trade union rights in Mexico with a comprehensive meeting with the Mexican Ambassador to Sweden, Jorge Lomónaco, and a strong letter to President Peña Nieto, putting forward demands in line with the international campaign.

ITUC and Belgian trade union centres at Mexican Embassy

28 February, 2013Representatives of the Belgian trade union centres and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) met on 22 February with Hermann Aschentrupp, head of chancery at the Mexican embassy in Belgium.

CTM goons viciously assault Mexican miners’ organizer

11 March, 2015A union activist of the IndustriALL Mexican affiliate National Miners’ Union SNTMMSRM, also known as Los Mineros, has been severely beaten at the Gunderson railcar plant owned by the Greenbrier companies in Monclova, Coahuila state of Mexico.

Hard won victory for workers at Vidriera de San Potosí in Mexico

10 April, 2014Thirty-three workers have won an important victory in their fight for reinstatement at Vidriera de San Luis Potosí. The company, which dismissed hundreds of workers in 2008 for forming an independent trade union, makes bottles for the export beer brand Corona Extra and is a subsidiary of Grupo Modelo-AB InBev.

Disastrous labour reform passed in Mexico

20 November, 2012The anti-worker labour legislation reform in Mexico was passed on 13 November under the neoliberal lie that greater flexibility for employers to sack workers will create jobs and improve the economy.

Mexican union leader, Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, sworn in as senator

30 August, 2018IndustriALL Global Union marked a historic moment as Mexican union leader, Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, returned to his country after 12 years in exile to be sworn in as senator, in a ceremony in Mexico City on 29 August. 

Victory at last for Bata workers in Mexico

28 July, 2016IndustriALL Global Union is celebrating the end of a five-year conflict as the Sandak-Bata workers’ union has finally reached an acceptable agreement with Calzado Sandak, a Mexican subsidiary of the Swiss-headquartered multinational shoe company, Bata. 

Bata assaults independent union in Mexico

5 September, 2012IndustriALL Global Union has intervened in support of workers at the Bata footwear plant in Mexico who are finding themselves on the sharp end of the collusion between the company and labour authorities.

Mexico campaign materials 2013

5 February, 2013Download posters, background information and model letters here.

US unions take action on Mexico

6 February, 2013Unions and worker rights supporters took action across the US as part of the Mexico Days of Action 18 to 24 February 2013.