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Workers in Argentina face lay-offs

8 February, 2016Workers in both the public and private sectors in Argentina are facing lay-offs and dismissals. IndustriALL Global Union rejects these measures and urges President Mauricio Macri’s government to promote social dialogue and respect workers’ rights.

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. 

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.

Vale must be held accountable for Brazilian dam disaster

28 January, 2019Vale must be held accountable, say global unions IndustriALL and Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) as hundreds are feared to have died as a result of a dam collapse at Brumadinho in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais on 25 January. 

Colombian union leaders receive death threats

16 May, 2019Leaders of Colombian mining unions Sintracarbón, which is an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, and Sintramienergética received death threats after they met with Dutch members of parliament and representatives of Glencore, Cerrejon and Drummond.

#14J: massive general strike in Brazil

17 June, 2019At a general strike in Brazil on 14 June, an estimated 45 million workers across the country mobilized in protest of the government's continued attacks on their rights.

Trinidad and Tobago unions unite in opposition to refinery sell off plan

5 September, 2018Unions in Trinidad and Tobago are calling for a national shutdown this Friday against government plans to close the Petrotrin refinery. A government minister has warned that workers who take action could be fined or imprisoned.

Tenaris TuboCaribe workers protest against rights violations

25 October, 2018Workers at Tenaris TuboCaribe in Colombia are holding a series of peaceful demonstrations against the company’s violations of their fundamental rights, and its dismissal and sanctioning of union leaders.

Chilean BHP unions join forces to face challenges

24 May, 2019The National Coordination of Unions for BHP Billiton in Chile will work with IndustriALL to strengthen the global network of BHP unions, aiming to protect workers’ rights in all countries where the company operates.

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.