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Brazil: general strike on 15 April

9 April, 2015Trade unions in Brazil and their social movement partners are calling for a general strike on 15 April, after the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to adopt a bill favouring the liberalization of outsourcing. 

Historic victory for CUT metalworkers in Brazil

23 April, 2014The CNM/CUT, an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, has signed a unique agreement on profit sharing with ThyssenKrupp Elevadores. The company will pay a profit sharing bonus to 2,000 members of 27 metalworkers’ unions affiliated to the CUT in nine states. This is the first such national company agreement to apply only to members of unions affiliated to the same Brazilian trade union central.

Brazilian metalworkers’ prepare for industry challenges

22 January, 2016IndustriALL Global Union Brazilian affiliate, CNM/CUT, is addressing the challenges facing industry with a workshop and book launch on 22 January in Porto Alegre, Brazil. 

Nissan – Not fit to be an Olympic sponsor

18 February, 2016Nissan is under fire from trade unions that say the car company is breaking Olympic guidelines for sponsors of the Rio 2016 Games. 

IndustriALL backs Lula against right wing attacks

11 March, 2016IndustriALL joins unions across the world in voicing support for former Brazilian president President Luis Inácio Lula Da Silva.  

Gerdau workers in Brazil face anti-trade union practices

26 November, 2015The Brazilian company Gerdau’s anti-trade union practices are violating the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. IndustriALL calls on the company to respect workers’ rights in Brazil and expresses its total support and solidarity for the workers.

International Paper trade union network meets in Brazil

30 November, 2015US-owned International Paper (IP) is the largest paper producing company in the world, employing 65,000 people in 34 countries. Despite year-on-year growth in revenue and production, workers’ conditions remain the same and in some plants are falling. So what’s going wrong?

Brazil unions show solidarity with Mercedes Benz workers

30 June, 2015The strike at the Mercedes Benz plant in Brazil in protest at 500 dismissals continues and support is growing for the striking workers. Leaders of the chemicals and other sectors showed their solidarity by attending the workers’ camp on 25 June.

Bridgestone workers still on strike in Bahia, Brazil

20 July, 2012The workers have been on strike for 20 days and have received support from the USW in the United States, which has promised to seek channels of mediation with the company.

Brazil Actions

9 October, 2013About 1,500 workers marched down Avenida Paulista on 7 October in an event organized by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and joined by the trade union centrals, including CUT and Força Sindical, to which IndustriALL affiliates belong.