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Mauritian employers use Covid-19 to push back against labour laws

23 July, 2020In October 2019, Mauritian unions won a great victory when new labour law amendments were introduced after years of struggle. But employers have used the pandemic to push back.

New cases of Covid-19 in Peru’s mines

13 May, 2020As operations in Peru’s mines continue despite a state of emergency, the National Miners’ and Metalworkers’ Union (FNTMMSP) says 252 miners have contracted the disease and one has died.

Brazil: collective agreements in response to Covid-19

4 May, 2020In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, unions in Brazil have negotiated agreements that set out alternative solutions protecting workers' lives and rights.

Bárbara Figueroa receives the 2020 Arthur Svensson Prize

23 April, 2020Bárbara Figueroa, president of Chile's Central Union of Workers (CUT), has received the 2020 Arthur Svensson International Prize for Trade Union Rights in recognition of her commitment to fighting for social justice.

Sintracarbón ends collective bargaining dispute with Cerrejón

6 April, 2020IndustriALL Colombian affiliate Sintracarbón has withdrawn its list of demands from Cerrejón, ending the collective bargaining dispute and cancelling the strike approved by union members.

Argentinian union condemns LafargeHolcim for exposing workers to COVID-19

2 April, 2020According to IndustriALL affiliate Asociación Obrera Minera Argentina (AOMA) Holcim (of the LafargeHolcim group) is demanding that employees continue work as normal, in violation of the emergency decrees adopted by the Argentinian government to protect against the corona virus.

Sintracarbón reaches critical step at Cerrejón

25 February, 2020IndustriALL affiliate Sintracarbón and mining company Cerrejón have agreed to extend the collective bargaining period until 6 March. If no agreement is reached by then, the union will vote whether to go on strike.

Union signs historic agreement with Ternium Guatemala

21 February, 2020After an eight-year struggle, Sitraternium signed an collective agreement with Ternium Guatemala on 29 January.

Ukrainian unions oppose anti-worker labour law reform

16 January, 2020Ukrainian unions mobilized their members for a “STOP labour slavery” protest action on 15 January in Kiev against the new draft law On Labour introduced to parliament without prior consultation with unions.

Unions in Colombia march against violence

3 December, 2019IndustriALL's affiliates in Colombia participated in rallies and protests held across the country to condemn the violence and the socio-economic policies of president Iván Duque.