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Latin American chemical sector workers prioritize networks

3 August, 2016The second meeting of Latin American chemical sector workers took place in Montevideo, Uruguay on 28-29 July. The meeting stressed the importance of strengthening regional networks in order to achieve change and improvements for workers in the industry.

Industrial Chile and the gender challenges of labour reform

8 March, 2017On the eve of the introduction of a labour reform aiming to increase the number of women in trade union leadership roles, 8 March has a special significance for IndustriALL’s affiliate, IndustriALL Chile-Constramet, in its fight for gender equity.

42-day strike in Chile ends with extended agreement

29 March, 2017Union nº1 at the Escondida mine in Chile has ended a 42-day strike, using an article in the law allowing them to extend the current collective agreement for another 18 months.

IndustriALL shows solidarity with FESITEX workers

11 May, 2017IndustriALL Global Union expresses its solidarity with the Esfuerzo Democrático (Democratic Effort) union of SAE Tecnotex, which belongs to its affiliate in Nicaragua, the National Federation of Unions of the Textile, Garment, Leather and Footwear Industries (FESITEX), in its fight to reverse the sentences of 12 workers of that textile enterprise.   

Argentina textile unions unite to campaign against precarious work

24 August, 2015Five textile industry unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union have agreed to join forces to campaign against precarious work in the sector, following a meeting in Buenos Aires on 11 August. 

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. 

Gerdau workers in Brazil face anti-trade union practices

26 November, 2015The Brazilian company Gerdau’s anti-trade union practices are violating the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. IndustriALL calls on the company to respect workers’ rights in Brazil and expresses its total support and solidarity for the workers.

Colombia: IndustriALL backs Sintracarbon’s fight for a fair deal

3 March, 2016A sector in crisis should promote dialogue and cooperation instead of using the crisis as a pretext to get rid of acquired rights. This is IndustriALL Global Union’s message to Cerrejon, on the eve of a strike vote provoked by the company’s refusal to negotiate a collective agreement.

Brazilian metalworkers’ prepare for industry challenges

22 January, 2016IndustriALL Global Union Brazilian affiliate, CNM/CUT, is addressing the challenges facing industry with a workshop and book launch on 22 January in Porto Alegre, Brazil. 

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.