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Ground-breaking victory for independent union at GM plant in Mexico

3 February, 2022Ninety per cent of the 6,232 workers at General Motors’ plant in Silao in Mexico have cast their votes to elect new union representatives. With an overwhelming majority – 76 per cent – SINTTIA won, leading the way for democratic unions in Mexico in the wake of the country’s labour reform.

Workers at General Motors, Mexico, elect new union representatives

1 February, 2022Today and tomorrow, around 7,000 workers at General Motors' Silao plant in Mexico will elect new union representatives, who will then negotiate a fresh collective bargaining agreement with the company.

GM workers in India win interim relief in retrenchment case

13 January, 2022After a seven-month legal battle, General Motors (GM) workers in India were granted interim relief by the Maharashtra Industrial Court on 5 January, when the court held that the retrenchment of workers was unfair labour practice.

Workers at General Motors' Silao plant condemn threats after elections

13 October, 2021The vote to scrap the collective agreement controlled by the Miguel Trujillo López union, affiliated to the business-friendly Confederation of Mexican Workers (CTM), has resulted in threats and harassment of the workers supporting the new, independent union.

GM workers in Brazil continue to strike

8 October, 2021Workers at General Motors’ Chevrolet-producing São Caetano do Sul plant in Brazil are on strike since 1 October after negotiations with the employer have broken down.

Independent union next for workers at General Motors' Silao plant

2 September, 2021Workers at General Motors plant in Silao, Mexico, have formed a new union – the national union of automotive workers, SINTTIA. The union will seek to represent GM workers and negotiate a new collective employment agreement.

Global union support for General Motors workers in Mexico

4 June, 2021Mexican union federation FESIIAAAN held a press conference with representatives of IndustriALL and unions in Brazil, Canada and the US, showing support for General Motors (GM) workers in Mexico, who are fighting for a new collective employment agreement that is not an employer protection contract.

US and Canada autoworkers welcome GM and Fiat Chrysler investments

3 November, 2020As the auto industry is facing plunging sales and factory shutdowns, autoworkers and their unions welcome GM’s and Fiat Chrysler’s decisions to invest in unionized factories to manufacture electric vehicles.

Nearly 50,000 UAW workers strike at General Motors in US

18 September, 2019Almost 50,000 UAW members have stopped work in more than 50 General Motors plants across the US in the largest strike in the country’s auto sector in over a decade.

GM workers in Brazil launch campaign to protect jobs

4 September, 2019Workers at General Motors' São José dos Campos plant have launched a campaign for job security, days after the car giant fired 17 people.