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Anti-inequality protests intensify in Chile

31 October, 2019More than a million people took part in the biggest demonstration in Chile since democracy was restored. The protestors are calling for an end to the country’s widespread social inequality, and have been out on the streets every day to make their demands heard.

Thai workers demand to increase minimum wage

20 August, 2019Some 20 union activists of the Chemical Workers Union Alliance (CWUA), an IndustriALL Thai affiliate, marched outside the government house demanding an increase of national daily minimum wage to 425 THB (US$14) and an increase of monthly social benefit for aging people to 3000 THB (US$97).

#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.

Trade unions in Brazil campaign against pension reforms

19 February, 2019On 20 February, trade unions in Brazil will hold a national day to support universal, public social security and condemn plans to destroy the country's pension system.

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.

Trade union centres in Brazil lead protests against Temer

6 July, 2017Workers in Brazil held a national day of action and strikes on 30 June to protest against reforms promoted by Michel Temer’s government. 

Brazilian trade unions and social movements hold day of action against pensions reform

20 March, 2017More than one million workers from all sectors joined forces on 15 March to strike or protest at labour and pensions reforms that threaten their rights.

Brazilian unions defend their rights and national industry

29 November, 2016On 25 November, trade union centres in Brazil again took to the streets in a national day of action in defence of labour and social rights. Protests were held at company gates and factory workers stopped work for at least one hour.

Brazil's trade union centres take action against Temer reforms

27 October, 2016IndustriALL's affiliated unions held a day of protest against Temer reform proposals that will freeze public spending for 20 years.

Chile – thousands march against unfair pension system

21 October, 2016On 16 October, 75,000 people took to the streets in Chile to manifest against the country’s pension system run by private companies, known as AFP. It is the third time since August that thousands of Chileans protest against the low pensions paid out, compared to the high corporate profits.