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Emcocables refuses to negotiate a collective agreement

21 February, 2013SINTRAEMCOCABLES, the union representing workers at the Colombian steel cables company, Emcocables S.A., is demanding a 5.75% pay rise. The company is offering 4.5%.

ITUC-TUCA protest at Mexican consulate in São Paulo

21 February, 2013On 20 February, national and international trade unions demonstrated together at the Mexican Consulate in São Paulo.

Meeting with Mexican ambassador in Bangkok

20 February, 2013On 20 February Thai unionists rallied outside the Mexican Embassy in Bangkok.

South Africans mark Mexico days of action

20 February, 2013See here the letter sent by IndustriALL-affiliated CEPPWAWU to the Me

Finnish Metalworkers write to Peña Nieto

20 February, 2013See here the l

Meaningful commitments at Geneva Mexican Embassy meeting

19 February, 2013International trade union leaders held constructive talks with senior Labour Ministry officials at the Mexican Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, on 19 February. The meeting achieved the opening of a new channel of dialogue with the international trade unions, dealing with labour issues.

Turkish unions in Mexico days of action

18 February, 2013IndustriALL-affiliated union Petrol-Is wrote to Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto marking the global days of action.

Trade unions rise to fight violence against women

18 February, 2013Trade unions from Fiji to the United States signed up to the action known as One Billion Rising organized worldwide on 14 February. Women (and men) were called upon to walk out, dance and rise up to demand an end to violence.

Eight coal miners killed in Pakistan

18 February, 2013Eight coal miners were killed on 28 January in a methane gas explosion at mine No. 23 owned by the Akbar Nasir Coal Company and located in tehsil Duki area of Balochistan’s Loralai district in Pakistan.

Take action in solidarity with Mexican Bata workers

18 February, 2013Send letters of solidarity to a group of workers in Mexico at Calzado Sandak, a subsidiary of the Bata Shoe Company, which attempted eighteen months ago to close its unionized plant illegally and shift production to homeworkers or small workshops.