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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. 

Uruguayan metalworkers reach agreement with CIMSA after strike and protest action

26 June, 2017Uruguayan metalworkers have reached agreement with CIMSA after going on strike in support of demands for the company to comply with collective agreements and payment of wages.

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.

Another mining accident in Chile shows need to ratify ILO C176

1 November, 2016Another fatal mining accident in Chile stresses the need for the government to ratify ILO Convention 176, on health and safety in mines.

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.

Congress resolutions on peace in Colombia and against the coup in Brazil

20 October, 2016IndustriALL Global Union’s 2nd World Congress approved resolutions to support peace in Colombia and oppose the coup in Brazil.

Metalworkers in Brazil launch campaign for jobs and rights

14 September, 201615,000 members from the Curitiba Metalworkers’ Union (SMC) in Brazil demonstrated at Volvo, CNH, Bosch, WHB Correo and Renault factories on 5 September, launching a national campaign to defend their rights and call for more jobs and economic recovery.

200,000 Argentinean workers march against dismissals and price hikes

7 September, 2016Expressing their opposition to dismissals and huge price rises during three days of protests, 200,000 workers took to the streets in a nationwide march on 2 September.

FUP Brazil takes action to defend Petrobras

23 June, 201614 June was a day of struggle for Brazil’s oil industry workers defending the state oil company Petrobras and the Pre-Salt oilfields. Workers have called on the general public to unite to resist and win the battle.