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IndustriALL-LabourStart-Amnesty International-PRODESC join forces for Mexican miners

8 November, 2012Under a joint banner of IndustriALL, LabourStart, Amnesty International, and Mexican NGO PRODESC, an online petition was launched yesterday decrying the forceful demolition of a workers’ protest camp at Excellon’s La Platosa mine, Mexico.

During his visit to Uruguay, unions call on the Mexican president to respect freedom of association

31 January, 2013Representatives of the Uruguayan union central, PIT-CNT, IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Americas delivered a letter addressed to the Mexican president at the Mexican Embassy in Uruguay, anticipating the president’s official visit to Uruguay, and calling on him to intervene to settle labour disputes in Mexico.

Mexican Corona beer bottlers’ mobilization attacked

7 February, 2013The 26 January demonstration by IndustriALL Global Union’s Mexican glass worker affiliate SUTEIVP, in front of the Corona beer bottle manufacturing plant that sacked them for union activities five years ago, was physically attacked by representatives of the local yellow union.

Tell PKC to reinstate workers in Mexico

11 February, 2013Join the global campaign for union rights in Mexico and send a message via LabourStart now to PKC, a Finnish auto-parts supplier, calling for the reinstatement of sacked workers and a free and fair election.

Independent unions in Mexico demand rights

7 February, 2013In Mexico City, IndustriALL Global Union is joining with the independent trade union movement and with representatives from labour organizations from the United States, Canada and several Global Unions in a series of mass actions.

Take action in solidarity with Mexican Bata workers

18 February, 2013Send letters of solidarity to a group of workers in Mexico at Calzado Sandak, a subsidiary of the Bata Shoe Company, which attempted eighteen months ago to close its unionized plant illegally and shift production to homeworkers or small workshops.

Meaningful commitments at Geneva Mexican Embassy meeting

19 February, 2013International trade union leaders held constructive talks with senior Labour Ministry officials at the Mexican Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, on 19 February. The meeting achieved the opening of a new channel of dialogue with the international trade unions, dealing with labour issues.

Swedes mark Mexico days of action

28 February, 2013IndustriALL Global Union’s Swedish-based affiliate IF Metall, representing 370,000 blue collar workers in mining, metal, chemical and textile sectors, marked the international days of action for trade union rights in Mexico with a comprehensive meeting with the Mexican Ambassador to Sweden, Jorge Lomónaco, and a strong letter to President Peña Nieto, putting forward demands in line with the international campaign.

ITUC and Belgian trade union centres at Mexican Embassy

28 February, 2013Representatives of the Belgian trade union centres and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) met on 22 February with Hermann Aschentrupp, head of chancery at the Mexican embassy in Belgium.

Mexican mineworkers' leader blocked from attending Congress

18 June, 2012Napoleon Gomez, the elected leader of the Mexican mineworkers' union (Los Mineros) has been kept on the Interpol list by the Mexican government even though the Mexican courts have declared him innocent.