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REPORT: Union leaders against all odds

2 December, 2014Women unionists working in traditionally male-dominated fields face discrimination on many levels. Discrimination for being in the minority at work, discrimination for being a unionist and discrimination within their own union for being a woman. On top of that, women in Latin America live in a predominantly patriarchal society.

ArcelorMittal closes plant in Trinidad & Tobago leaving 600 workers unemployed

30 March, 2016ArcelorMittal has closed down its steel plant in Trinidad and Tobago after adopting a policy of temporary lay-offs during the last four months. More than 600 workers have lost their jobs and are working hard to find a solution.

Victory in Trinidad & Tobago: reinstatement of 68 workers dismissed in 2013

4 April, 2016The Oil Workers Trade Union (OWTU), affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union in Trinidad & Tobago, has won the reinstatement of 68 National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited (NP) employees who were dismissed in 2013. The company has complied with a court order following a three-year campaign by the union.

Workers fired by Goodyear Mexico continue their fight

26 September, 2018Workers fired two months ago by Goodyear for setting up a trade union are still fighting to get their jobs back.

Los Mineros wins right to represent workers at Teksid Mexico after 4-year struggle

5 July, 2018Los Mineros of Mexico won a trade union election giving it the exclusive right to negotiate a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) at the Teksid company after a four-year struggle. This represents a real triumph for all those who defend freedom of association in the country.

Drummond wages anti-union campaign in Colombia

20 May, 2019Drummond Ltd Colombia is waging an anti-union campaign against Asociación Sindical de Empleados de Drummond (ASED), a duly constituted trade union established in accordance with Colombia’s labour laws and regulations.

Young unionists demanding justice for Lula

18 June, 2019Young unionists from Latin America, the Caribbean and Germany participated in a solidarity action with ex-President of Brazil, Lula da Silva, demanding justice and his  release from prison.

Colombia: increasing violence against union leaders

13 June, 2019Colombian trade union leaders Igor Díaz and Dibeth Quintana have again received death threats. Since Iván Duque became president last year, violence against union and social leaders has been on the rise.

IndustriALL makes progress on gender work in Latin America and the Caribbean

27 October, 2017“We want genuine change” was a sentence that was heard many times during the meeting of the working group on gender, in Bogota, Colombia, on 16-17 October.

Copper workers face threats in Chile

3 September, 2018Leaders of the trade unions representing workers at Chile’s state-owned copper company Codelco are receiving threats over their union work.