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Workers call for solutions after DOW announces plant closure in Argentina

13 September, 2021Multinational DOW intends to close its only plant producing polyurethane in Argentina by May 2022. The shutdown will lead to the loss of 120 jobs at the factory and hundreds more indirectly.

Independent union next for workers at General Motors' Silao plant

2 September, 2021Workers at General Motors plant in Silao, Mexico, have formed a new union – the national union of automotive workers, SINTTIA. The union will seek to represent GM workers and negotiate a new collective employment agreement.

Workers at General Motors' Silao plant secure historic win

23 August, 2021On 17 and 18 August, workers at the General Motors (GM) plant in Silao, Mexico, voted against the current collective bargaining agreement, which since 2008 has been controlled by Tereso Medina, general secretary of the Miguel Trujillo López union, affiliated to the business-friendly Confederation of Mexican Workers (CTM).

Uruguay: Yazaki workers file harassment complaint

13 August, 2021IndustriALL’s affiliate in Uruguay, UNTMRA, is accusing Japanese auto component maker Yazaki's quality officer of workplace harassment and violence.

Workers bring Electrolux Chile to a standstill to safeguard collective bargaining

12 August, 2021Chile's CTI unions 1 and 2 have halted production at CTI Tecno Industrial S.A., part of Electrolux Group, as the company is not complying with the collective employment agreement.

Bayer workers in Latin America look to expand and strengthen their network

2 July, 2021Bayer union leaders from across Latin America and the Caribbean have agreed to work together to strengthen their network and bring in workers from other countries in the region.

Paper workers sign agreement with Suzano, Brazil

30 June, 2021Paper workers in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil, are celebrating a union victory after signing an agreement with Suzano, preventing the company from worsening working conditions.

Union win for garment workers in Nicaragua

9 June, 2021Nicaraguan union NUPA has signed an agreement with Tegra Global, granting benefits to the 966 workers who will be out of work as the New Holland Apparel plant closes.

Global union support for General Motors workers in Mexico

4 June, 2021Mexican union federation FESIIAAAN held a press conference with representatives of IndustriALL and unions in Brazil, Canada and the US, showing support for General Motors (GM) workers in Mexico, who are fighting for a new collective employment agreement that is not an employer protection contract.

National strike committee calls for more protests in Colombia

3 June, 2021A month after protests began in Colombia, the national strike comittee is calling for fresh demonstrations after the government refused to sign a preliminary agreement guaranteeing peaceful protests.