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Workers at Petrobras Brazil condemn union busting

8 April, 2021In the face of union busting, Brazilian oil workers' union FUP is striking to protect workers' rights and is demanding safe and decent working conditions.

Haiti: unions demand return to democracy

12 March, 2021Unions in Haiti, the most unequal country in Latin America, are demanding a return to democracy and an end to human rights violations and union repression.

Sintracarbón fights for 450 jobs at Cerrejón, Colombia

4 March, 2021Sintracarbón continues to fight for decent jobs and working conditions at Cerrejón, Colombia, while the company is putting pressure on 450 workers to accept voluntary retirement. If they don’t, the workers will be dismissed without just cause.

Pulp and paper workers in Latin America fight for collective bargaining

2 March, 2021Unions and federations from Latin America's pulp and paper industry have agreed to fight together to safeguard their rights to collective bargaining and health and safety in the workplace, and to strengthen company-wide union networks.

IndustriALL demands justice for the victims of the Pasta de Conchos disaster

23 February, 2021Friday 19 February marked the 15th anniversary of the Pasta de Conchos tragedy in which 65 workers were killed at the Grupo Mexico mine. IndustriALL is demanding justice for the victims. It is also calling for the bodies of 63 workers still buried underground to be recovered.

Ford workers in Brazil seek alternative ways to protect jobs

22 February, 2021Ford workers are looking for alternative ways to protect their jobs and have agreed to begin talks with the US carmaker’s global management team. They are also looking into the possibility of introducing a bill to nationalize Ford’s operations in Brazil.

Victims of Brumadinho disaster call for settlement with Vale to be overturned

16 February, 2021Mining company Vale and the Minas Gerais state government have reached a settlement over the tragedy that took place two years ago in Brumadinho, Brazil. But affected communities say they were left out of the negotiations and are petitioning the Federal Supreme Court to overturn the agreement.

Chemical workers in Latin America highlight the importance of union networks

9 February, 2021Workers in the chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceutical and plastics sector in Latin America and the Caribbean highlighted the importance of strengthening union networks to ensure that companies respect the rights of workers in all countries where they operate.

Two years after Brumadinho disaster, safety concerns persist at Vale

26 January, 2021Two years after Brazil’s worst environmental and industrial disaster, subcontractors at mining company Vale are still raising concerns over health and safety and bullying by management.

Unions in Peru take action for a fair and sustainable textile industry

20 January, 2021In December, the Federation of textile workers of Peru (FNTTP) delivered a document called "Platform for a claim for a fair and sustainable textile and clothing industry” to the Labor and social security commission.