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The fight against outsourcing in Brazil intensifies

16 April, 2015Brazilian workers held a one-day national strike on 15 April in many places across the country to protest at Bill 4330 on outsourcing, which they say threatens workers’ rights and freedom of association.

Mines in Colombia still unsafe

19 May, 2015On 13 May, 15 miners died after being trapped in a flooded gold mine in Riosucio, Colombia. After either an explosion inside the mine or cut-off the electricity supply, the pumps stopped working and the mine was flooded. Mine owner, Leonardo Mejía, said that 15 of the 80 miners working in the mine were killed.

Colombia - Sintracarbón denounces increase in accidents at El Cerrejón

31 August, 2017With 13 accidents in one month, including five in one day, IndustriALL affiliate Sintracarbón is calling for improved health and safety at the El Cerrejón mine in Colombia. Although no fatalities, some workers suffered disabling injuries.

Miners in Peru call national strike against labour reform

24 July, 2017Miners in Peru are taking indefinite national strike action against labour reforms attacking their rights and promoting precarious work.

Haiti textile workers denounce violations of ILO conventions

9 August, 2017Workers employed in the free trade export zones in Haiti have denounced violations of ILO Conventions 87 and 98 by Interamerican Wovens and Sewing International SA

Two workers killed in explosion at Gerdau Brazil

17 August, 2017Two Gerdau workers lost their lives on 15 August after an explosion at the company's steel plant in Ouro Branco, Brazil.

IndustriALL files OECD complaint against steel producer Ternium

14 September, 2017IndustriALL Global Union has lodged an OECD complaint against multinational steel producer Ternium for refusing to recognize and negotiate with a trade union at its operations in Guatemala.

Brazil Supreme Court bans asbestos use and sale

18 December, 2017Workers in Brazil have won a major victory: the Supreme Court of Brazil has banned the use and sale of asbestos.

Mexican labour reform proposals respond to employers' interests

18 December, 2017Two new labour reform proposals have been recently presented to the Senate in Mexico. Both seek to amend the constitutional labour reform approved in February and introduce rules that respond to the interests of employers and business unions.

Peru: union protests violations of labour rights

20 February, 2018Workers at Alfred H Knight in Peru are mobilizing after a deadlock in collective bargaining and continuing violations of labour rights by the company.