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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.

Excellon must stop bullying Mexican landowners

12 July, 2012IndustriALL Global Union has today called on the Canadian mining company Excellon Resources Inc. to stop threatening Mexican landowners and to sit down instead with their representatives to resolve a long-standing conflict over land use.

IndustriALL calls for legal and fair elections at PKC Mexico

13 August, 2012Elections at PKC are due to be held in September, when workers will choose which union they want to represent them, the miners’ union or the CTM. The workers have accused the company of threatening them and putting pressure on them to go back to work.

Mexican organizations protest against electoral fraud

2 August, 2012Thousands of Mexicans have taken to the streets to protest at irregularities in the recent presidential election, officially won by the PRI candidate, Peña Nieto.

Victory! Napoleon Gomez taken off Interpol red alert list

11 April, 2013Finally the sham case keeping the head of Mexico’s Los Mineros, Napoleon Gomez, on the Interpol red alert list has been scrapped after years of legal campaigning.

Honda worker killed in Mexico

11 April, 2013On 27 March, IndustriALL Global wrote to management at Honda Mexico's El Salto plant in Jalisco, including the head of its health and safety department, to condemn the death of Armando Arana Torres, a victim of unsafe working conditions.

Seven workers killed at Grupo Modelo plant in Mexico

10 April, 2013On Sunday 7 April, a group of employees of the Mexican brewery, Grupo Modelo, realized that seven workers had not clocked out. They went to the area where they had been working and found their colleagues dead in a 15 to 20 m deep tank.

Mexican electricity workers reach agreement with the government on pensions

10 July, 2013This important victory won by the Mexican Electrical Workers’ Union (SME) means that the government has recognised the pension rights of workers who are in resistance and meet eligibility conditions.