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Canadian union blockades GM HQ to protest plant closure

24 January, 2019Members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Unifor formed a blockade outside General Motors’ (GM) headquarters in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada on 23 January 2019 to protest the company’s plan to shut the local assembly plant.

Irresponsible aluminium: Alcoa escalates global attack on workers

2 November, 2018Alcoa has recently escalated its global attack on workers, contradicting the company’s claim that it produces aluminium responsibly.

Unions stand up to BHP at AGM

18 October, 2018IndustriALL Global Union and affiliates representing BHP workers in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Colombia challenged the mining giant’s unsustainable and dangerous business model, at its annual general meeting in London on 17 October. 

North American unions ready to challenge cement multinationals

2 May, 201824 delegates from IndustriALL affiliates International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, International Brotherhood of Teamsters and United Steelworkers both from US and Canada met on 1 May in Washington D.C. to discuss and coordinate efforts to tackle developments and challenges faced by unions in the cement sector.

Workers locked out of Canadian aluminium smelter after negotiations break down

25 January, 2018More than a thousand members of United Steelworkers Local 9700 have been locked out of Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc (ABI), in Bécancour, Quebec, Canada.

Mission accomplished! Canadian Steelworkers stop Glencore attack after nine month strike

28 November, 2017371 members of the United Steelworkers – Syndicat des Métallos in Quebec, Canada, have won a new contract with the Glencore-managed CEZinc refinery after nine months of strike action.

Canadian Steelworkers enter ninth month of strike at Glencore refinery

19 October, 2017371 members of the United Steelworkers – Syndicat des Métallos are entering their ninth month of strike action at the Glencore-managed CEZinc refinery in Quebec, Canada.

IndustriALL statement on Boeing and Bombardier trade dispute

4 October, 2017International trade regulations and disputes should always prioritize the preservation, protection and generation of jobs in all countries.

North American workers mobilize for a NAFTA agreement taking their needs into account

2 October, 2017Canadian union Unifor is continuing its efforts to ensure that Mexico improves labour standards and that, together with Canada and the United States, it manages to negotiate a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ensuring equal conditions for workers.

North America Cement Network meets in Canada for the first time

29 September, 2017Representatives from US and Canadian cement unions met on 26 September 2017 in Toronto, Canada with IndustriALL Global Union, in order to deepen their cooperation in the cement sector in North America.