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Strengthening young workers and women in Mexican unions

7 November, 2014The fourth seminar of the IndustriALL LAC Regional Education and Strengthening of Trade Unions Project for Young Workers was held in Mexico City on 20 – 21 October 2014. Delegates discussed the violence suffered by young workers and the degree of state repression against all those who try to organise themselves to demand their rights.

Global May Day celebrations

2 May, 2014On May Day, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates around the world celebrated the international workers' day.

Unions want justice at Grupo Mexico

26 September, 2012On 18 September unions took action in Mexico, Peru and the USA demanding that Grupo Mexico respect workers and unions at all of it’s operations.

Trinidad & Tobago trade unionists meet Mexican ambassador

21 February, 2013IndustriALL's proud affiliate from Trinidad and Tobago, the Oilfields Workers' Trade Union (OWTU) stood in solidarity with Mexican workers during the global action.

Norwegian action on Mexico

28 February, 2013Mexico has no embassy in Norway, so Fellesforbundet has led other kinds of activities in connection with the Mexico Days of Action:

Japan's unions add their weight to Mexico action

28 February, 2013On 22 February, a delegation from IndustriALL affiliates of Japan (JCM, IndustriALL・JAF, UA Zensen) handed over a letter to Mexican embassy, calling on the below demands and discussed the labor situation in Mexico.

Global health and safety initiative delivering results

11 March, 2013IndustriALL Global Union witnesses a huge transformation after returning to the ArcelorMittal Lázaro Cárdenas steel plant on 4 to 7 March, previously visited by the ArcelorMittal Joint Global Health and Safety Committee (JGHSC) in 2009.

Mexican mine workers denied fair union election

10 July, 2012IndustriALL pledges support for Los Mineros in its efforts to defend the interests of workers at the La Platosa mine in Mexico after it lost by one vote a ballot conducted in extremely intimidating circumstances. Last week’s union election at the La Platosa mine in Durango shows how employers in Mexico hold all the cards when workers try to organize to defend their interests.

Los Mineros challenge election results at PKC Mexico

25 October, 2012Los Mineros of Mexico achieved an impressive proportion of the workers’ ballot at Finnish auto parts multinational PKC, narrowly losing to protection union CTM after three months of vicious intimidation and threats in complicity with PKC management.

Violent eviction at La Platosa mine in Mexico

1 November, 2012Workers and community landowners supporting the Section 309 of the National Miners’ Union had set up a protest camp for the last three months outside the La Platosa mine entrance to demand freedom of association. The union is demanding an end to company violence and a solution to the dispute.