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Global solidarity on May Day

4 May, 2016IndustriALL affiliates around the world took to the streets to celebrate May Day 2016, calling out for a living wage and a stop to precarious work.

Los Mineros commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Lázaro Cárdenas tragedy

25 April, 201620 April will be the tenth anniversary of the tragedy at the Lázaro Cárdenas steel plant, Mexico. Two workers were killed in a federal and state security forces operation to evict them from the plant.

Lexmark workers dismissed for demanding labour rights

29 March, 2016Workers at Lexmark's factory in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico are suffering poor working conditions with low pay and unsafe workplaces. When they tried to fight for their rights and organize an independent union, they were unfairly dismissed. IndustriALL Global Union calls on the Conciliation and Arbitration Board (JCA) to order their reinstatement.

Great victory for Los Mineros at ArcelorMittal

15 March, 2016The Mexican Miners’ and Metalworkers’ Union (SNTMMSRM), affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union and better known as Los Mineros, has won a major victory. After a week on strike, it has reached an agreement with ArcelorMittal and found a solution to recent dismissals. 

3,500 Mexican workers strike against Arcelor Mittal

10 March, 2016IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Mexican Miners’ and Metalworkers’ Union also known as ‘Los Mineros’, has launched a strike against Arcelor Mittal at its steel plant in Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán in western Mexico. 

Workers assaulted and threatened at Fresnillo PLC after winning labour court case

7 March, 2016Three members of IndustriALL affiliate Mexican Miners and Metalworkers’ Union (SNTMMSRM), were physically assaulted when returning to work after winning a court case against the mining company Fresnillo PLC.

Still no justice, ten years after the Pasta de Conchos homicide

18 February, 2016Ten years after the mining homicide at Pasta de Conchos, Mexico, the government has still not conducted a thorough investigation into the real causes of the disaster, brought those responsible to justice, recovered the bodies or compensated the families of the victims.

Miners' union and companies want to improve industrial relations

28 January, 2016The Mexican miners’ union and more than 40 companies share the same objective: tackle the problems caused by the global economy for both workers and companies. This was on the agenda when they met on 21-23 January to discuss how to improve industrial relations.

Grupo Mexico to pay 318 million pesos to los Mineros

4 November, 2015After eight years of campaigning, Mexican union los Mineros has won a major victory in court over Grupo Mexico. In an important outcome for workers in Cananea, Sonora and their families, the Federal Board of Conciliation and Arbitration has ordered the mining corporation to pay the workers’ their share of the profits for 2007.

SME victory after a six-year campaign

29 October, 2015The Mexican Electrical Workers’ Union (SME) has won an important victory: after six years of struggle, resistance and negotiations, it has signed an agreement with the federal government that gives it control over a number of electricity generating plants. This will mean new jobs for thousands of workers who have been unemployed since 2009.