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Brazil's seven trade union centres have come together to launch a "Priority Agenda for the Working Class", which includes recommendations on how to further the country's development. They are also organizing a national day against unemployment on 10 August.
Ten organizations representing over 25,000 Mexican workers announced on 13 July the imminent creation of a Federation of Democratic and Independent Unions in the automotive sector. Their hope is to participate in shaping labour and industrial policy in the country.
Goodyear has unfairly dismissed dozens of workers employed at its factory in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, for the sole reason that they wanted to organize themselves in an independent, free and democratic union.
The vice-president of the Tenaris TuboCaribe union in Colombia (Sintratucar), Jairo del Río, has called off his hunger strike after being hospitalized, but the struggle against union persecution continues
On 25 June, unions in Argentina orchestrated a 24-hour national work stoppage for the third time, protesting against the economic policies of Mauricio Macri’s government.
Ten trade unions have denounced the Mexican government's serious and repeated cases of violations to ILO C87 on freedom of association.
90 trade union representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean participated in the Second Regional Conference of IndustriALL in Panama, to redefine its strategic plan and promote the participation of the affiliates in its implementation.
The Supreme Court of Russia overruled the verdict of the Saint Petersburg city court which on 10 January ruled to liquidate IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Interregional Trade Union Workers’ Association (ITUWA).
Eight workers at the Sae A Tecnotex textile factory in Nicaragua have been fired illegally, and the union FESITEX is claiming a serious breach of freedom of association.
The union confederations of Argentina, the two CTAs and the CGT, reject the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) and the European Union (EU).
A new presidential decree in Belarus has ruled that unemployed workers will be subject to additional charges for public services subsidized by the state.
IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Russia issued a joint statement against the dissolution of the Interregional Trade Union "Workers Association" (ITUWA). The Russian trade union centres the Confederation of Labour of Russia (KTR) and the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR), IndustriALL affiliates in the CIS region and global unions strongly oppose the court decision to dissolve ITUWA.
IndustriALL Global Union strongly contests a court verdict to dissolve its Russian affiliate, the Interregional Trade Union Workers’ Association (ITUWA) for their alleged involvement in political activities and international work.
Much of Greece ground to a halt on 14 December as workers took part in a 24-hour general strike demanding the government ends austerity measures.
Two 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 unions in Iraq are celebrating after the country’s parliament approved ratification of core ILO Convention 87 on Freedom of Association.
Two miners employed by Torex Gold Resources of Mexico were killed during a peaceful strike by armed thugs hired by the Confederación de Trabajadores Mexicanos (CTM).
Another worker has died as a result of negligence at Gerdau's Ouro Branco plant in Brazil, bringing the total number of fatalities to ten in less than one year.
Canadian 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.
IndustriALL affiliates in the Dominican Republic have reached an agreement with employers in the free trade zones, establishing a minimum wage increase of 20.33 per cent.
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