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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.

Renault Chile workers in victorious 15-day strike

21 December, 2017Workers at Cormecanica Renault Chile have won a major pay victory after a 15-day strike and other actions.

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.

Global mining unions demand BHP Billiton resume negotiations at La Escondida mine in Chile

14 March, 2017IndustriALL Global Union and several mining affiliates are calling on the management of La Escondida copper mine in Chile and BHP Billiton, the majority owner, to resume collective agreement negotiations.

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.

Major strike at Escondida mine, Chile

10 February, 20172,500 miners at the Chilean company Minera Escondida, owned by the Australian multinational company BHP Billiton, began a legal strike on 9 February after negotiations with the company broke down.

CMPC pulp and paper workers call for global agreement

9 December, 2016The IndustriALL trade union network at CMPC met on 6-7 December in Concepción, Chile, and met company management to establish regional industrial relations.

Another mining accident in Chile shows need to ratify ILO C176

1 November, 2016Another fatal mining accident in Chile stresses the need for the government to ratify ILO Convention 176, on health and safety in mines.

Chile – thousands march against unfair pension system

21 October, 2016On 16 October, 75,000 people took to the streets in Chile to manifest against the country’s pension system run by private companies, known as AFP. It is the third time since August that thousands of Chileans protest against the low pensions paid out, compared to the high corporate profits.

Trade unions protest one year after Mariana mining disaster

20 October, 2016Trade unions from all over the world are together preparing a protest for 5 November, the first anniversary of the biggest environmental tragedy in Brazil’s history, at the Samarco mine, BHP Billiton.