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A tale of two factories: union representation in Mexico’s tyre industry

14 May, 2018Two factories in San Luis de Potosi, one of Mexico’s main industrial centres, produce tyres for major multinational companies, Continental Tire and Goodyear. Only a few kilometres separate the two plants, but the way they operate couldn’t be further apart. Much of that comes down to a question of union representation. 

Democratic unions in Mexico declare new alliance

26 April, 2018Six independent trade unions representing workers in automotive, auto parts, logistics, rubber and aerospace in Mexico will form an alliance to build democratic unions in the country and ensure workers have the right to join genuine unions of their choice.

IndustriALL mobilizes against grotesque labour law reform in Mexico

18 April, 2018With a vote looming in the Mexican Senate on labour reform proposals, the next two weeks will be crucial in the decades-long struggle to secure labour justice for Mexican workers. Affiliates in Latin America and the Caribbean have been called upon to urge the Senate to reject the controversial proposals.

IndustriALL rejects Mexico's labour reform proposal

25 January, 2018IndustriALL Global Union is calling on Mexican senators to vote against proposed labour reforms that will increase outsourcing in the country and endanger the safety of workers. 

Mexican labour reform proposals respond to employers' interests

18 December, 2017Two new labour reform proposals have been recently presented to the Senate in Mexico. Both seek to amend the constitutional labour reform approved in February and introduce rules that respond to the interests of employers and business unions.

CTM thugs kill two brothers at Mexico's Media Luna mine

21 November, 2017Two miners employed by Torex Gold Resources of Mexico were killed during a peaceful strike by armed thugs hired by the Confederación de Trabajadores Mexicanos (CTM).

North American workers mobilize for a NAFTA agreement taking their needs into account

2 October, 2017Canadian union Unifor is continuing its efforts to ensure that Mexico improves labour standards and that, together with Canada and the United States, it manages to negotiate a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ensuring equal conditions for workers.

Grupo Mexico attacks Cananea workers during protest

25 August, 2017Grupo Mexico has again used private security forces to evict a group of workers and former workers from the Cananea mine. The workers were protesting to demand benefits owed to them by the company. 

Mexican trade unions and social organizations march against renegotiation of NAFTA

22 August, 2017Trade unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union in Mexico, together with education workers and small farmers’ organizations, staged a march on 16 August against the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 

14 clothing brands express support for reform of Mexico’s labour justice system

16 August, 201714 international clothing brands have written to the Mexican government declaring their support for constitutional reform of the labour justice system and for secondary legislation to fully reflect the constitutional changes.