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LafargeHolcim fires workers for organizing union in Mexico

2 April, 2019On 28 and 29 March, LafargeHolcim subsidiary Apasco fired six more workers in Hermosillo, Mexico for joining the miners’ union, Los Mineros, an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union. They were all permanent workers.

Mexico's labour reforms set to bring greater union democracy

2 May, 2019The Mexican Senate has approved a new Labour Bill. While the new legislation will be a step forward for union democracy, it does not cover key issues such as outsourcing.

Mexican lawyer wins top human rights award

9 October, 2014Lawyer Alejandra Ancheita has been awarded the Martin Ennals prize, often dubbed the “Nobel prize” for human rights, for her relentless work defending migrants, mine workers and indigenous communities in her native Mexico.

Unfair dismissals at troubled auto plant

5 December, 2014The dispute over the democratization of the union at Teksid Hierro, part of the Fiat Chrysler group, in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico, began on 16 April this year with a strike in protest at the disgracefully low wages and benefits. More than 600 workers wanted to see the CTM union thrown out and replaced by the National Miners’ Union, the SNTMMSRM.

Unions in Mexico, US and Canada unite in tackling Trump

20 March, 2017Independent unions and allied NGOs came together in Mexico City on 15 March to debate the impact of the Trump agenda on the North American labour movement.

Mexican unions continue fighting against rising petrol prices

23 January, 2017IndustriALL affiliates in Mexico are protesting against rising petrol prices, announced on 1 January. Action started the following day around the country, and unions say they will continue until the government backtracks.

Mexican Honda union loses hard-fought election

19 October, 2015The independent Honda workers union of Mexico (STUHM) was dealt a bitter blow on Thursday after being narrowly defeated in an election marred by serious irregularities.

Honda workers meet in Mexico City

16 October, 2013On 30 September to 3 October an Automotive Industry Meeting was held jointly by IndustriALL Global Union and FES Mexico in Mexico City. After the meeting IndustriALL’s Fernando Lopes, Helmut Lense and Suzanna Miller facilitated a meeting between the high- level representatives from JAW and Honda Unions in Japan, and two representatives from the independent Honda Workers Union (STUHM) from the Jalisco plant in Mexico.

La Sierrita members detained two days before hearing against Excellon

13 November, 2013IndustriALL has called for urgent solidarity action to support members of Local 309 of the National Miners’ Union and members of the La Sierrita community two days before the Canadian mining company Excellon is due to appear before an Agrarian Tribunal.

IndustriALL and Mexican miners’ union condemn deaths of five miners at Grupo Mexico mine

17 February, 2014Just a few days before the anniversary of the industrial homicide at Pasta de Conchos in 2006, when 65 miners lost their life, five more died on Wednesday 12 February at the San Luis de Potosí mine, when the cage carrying the men plunged 750 metres down a lift shaft.