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Los Mineros complete ten years on strike against Grupo Mexico

3 August, 2017Ten years ago, three legal strikes broke out on health and safety issues in Grupo Mexico mines. The fight still continues against a company that is incapable of acknowledging its responsibility for tragedies caused by its negligence.

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.

1,000 miners on strike in Mexico

22 February, 20171,000 workers at the Primero Mining Corporation in Durango, Mexico, are striking after negotiations with management on a new collective agreement failed.

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 Senate approves labour law reforms

24 October, 2016On 13 October 2016 the Mexican Senate unanimously approved an initiative that amends Articles 107 and 123 of the Mexican Constitution, paving the way for a significant advance for workers in the country.

Los Mineros fight against layoffs at PKC and Teksid Mexico

25 August, 2016500 redundancies in Arneses y Accesorios PKC Group, and 100 in Teksid: this is the current situation faced by workers in Mexico. Members of Los Mineros, an affiliate of IndustriALL, are struggling to get reinstated and put end to anti-union practices.

Victory at last for Bata workers in Mexico

28 July, 2016IndustriALL Global Union is celebrating the end of a five-year conflict as the Sandak-Bata workers’ union has finally reached an acceptable agreement with Calzado Sandak, a Mexican subsidiary of the Swiss-headquartered multinational shoe company, Bata. 

Finnish company PKC ignores court ruling and fails to reinstate workers in Mexico

14 July, 2016“We give our complete support to the workers at Arneses y Accesorios,” announced IndustriALL Mexican affiliate Los Mineros in solidarity with workers fired by Finish-based electronics company PKC.

Worker rights violations under spotlight at the ILO

16 June, 2016The ILO Committee on Application of Standards at the 2016 International Labour Conference in Geneva heard testimonies from workers around the world facing increased repression and difficulties in exercising their rights enshrined in ILO Conventions.

Mexican union leader calls for immediate government action

9 June, 2016Mexican trade union leader, Napoleon Gomez, is calling for the Mexican government to take immediate action to stop the grave violations of trade union rights in the country.