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Mexico to ratify ILO Convention 98 on Collective Bargaining

16 March, 2015International and regional trade union groups have welcomed a commitment by Mexican Secretary for Labour and Social Welfare, Alfonso Navarrete Prida, to ratify ILO Convention 98 and promote genuine collective bargaining. This is a first step to end the use of ‘protection contracts’.

Symbolic Napoleón Gómez victory moves IndustriALL

6 December, 2013In both opening and closing this week’s Executive Committee, to resounding applause from the EC members, President Huber welcomed Napoleón Gómez Urrutia to address the EC in person. This was Napoleón's his first trip outside Canada since he was forced into exile in 2005.

No going back! SUTEIVP's six years of struggle for the reinstatement of workers at Vidriera del Potosí

29 January, 2014On 26 January, the Mexican trade union SUTIEVP, and IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, commemorated six years of struggle by 33 workers who are demanding their jobs back at Industria Vidriera del Potosí, a subsidiary of Grupo Modelo - AB InBev. The workers were dismissed by the company in 2008, in complicity with the corrupt labour authorities in order to weaken the independent trade union.

Negligence and a lack of security at the La Platosa mine leaves two workers dead

23 January, 2014On Thursday 9 January, a cable in a pool of water caused a short circuit inside the La Platosa mine owned by Excellon Resources in Mexico. This negligence left two workers dead and three with serious injuries from the burns they received.

Los Mineros win clear victory in Zacatecas

26 February, 2014Miners at the El Coronel mine, Zacatecas, will now be represented by the National Miner’s Union (SNTMMSRM), led by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, in their relations with the authorities and for collective bargaining purposes with the Minera Frisco mining company.

Global May Day celebrations

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

Support for SME in Mexico

22 November, 2012IndustriALL demands compliance with court protection order granted to the Mexican Union of Electricity Workers.

Unions prepare for Mexico Days of Action

17 January, 2013Preparations are continuing for actions around the world marking the 2013 Mexico Days of Action, 18-24 February.

60,000 workers march through Mexico City

7 February, 2013The 31 January mass demonstration brought together working people and activists from many sectors including mining, energy, aviation, teaching, telephone and agriculture calling for a new economic and political direction for Mexico.

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.