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Chilean trade union leader shot dead

28 February, 2013Chilean workers and trade unions have protested at the murder of a trade union leader and demanded truth and the punishment of those responsible.

Creation of a single industrial union in Chile - a "dream come true”

4 December, 2014“Four years ago, we began to build our union with a lot of hope in our hearts. We took an important step to strengthen and end the fragmentation of the trade union movement. After much effort and a lot of support from IndustriALL Global Union, we can say we are on the right path”, said Horacio Fuentes, in his opening speech at the founding congress of Industrial Chile.

Industrial Chile and the gender challenges of labour reform

8 March, 2017On the eve of the introduction of a labour reform aiming to increase the number of women in trade union leadership roles, 8 March has a special significance for IndustriALL’s affiliate, IndustriALL Chile-Constramet, in its fight for gender equity.

42-day strike in Chile ends with extended agreement

29 March, 2017Union nº1 at the Escondida mine in Chile has ended a 42-day strike, using an article in the law allowing them to extend the current collective agreement for another 18 months.

Latin American chemical sector workers prioritize networks

3 August, 2016The second meeting of Latin American chemical sector workers took place in Montevideo, Uruguay on 28-29 July. The meeting stressed the importance of strengthening regional networks in order to achieve change and improvements for workers in the industry.

Chilean BHP unions join forces to face challenges

24 May, 2019The National Coordination of Unions for BHP Billiton in Chile will work with IndustriALL to strengthen the global network of BHP unions, aiming to protect workers’ rights in all countries where the company operates.

IndustriALL’s new issue of Global Worker out now

19 May, 2015IndustriALL’s fifth edition of Global Worker is out now with a fresh new look. The magazine includes a new set of features, interviews and profiles on a range of different topics from a workers’ perspective.

Chilean workers discuss new trade union structure

8 November, 2012A further step is made towards building a new unifying trade union structure for stronger collective bargaining in Chile.

Workers at Fresenius Kabi in Chile call off strike after reaching agreement

5 April, 2018The Fresenius Kabi Chilean Workers Union at Plant Sanderson achieved an important victory after securing a pay rise on 22 March. As a result of this development, it called off its official strike which began on 14 March.

Subcontracting in Chilean industry

24 April, 201371 per cent of Codelco employees and 65 per cent of Anglo American employees are contract workers. In the chemical sector, 62 per cent of SQM workers are contract workers. This data, included in a new IndustriALL report on subcontracting in Chile, reflects the extent of subcontracting in Chilean industry