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Unions at Gerdau take action on Mexico

10 February, 2013Unions at Gerdau plants will be handing out leaflets on workers' rights in Mexico on the days of action 18 to 24 February 2013.

Young Latin American and German workers attend exchange programme meeting in Brazil

29 November, 2012From 26-30 November, young trade union members from the textile, chemical, mining and metalworking sectors of Latin America and from IG METALL and IGBCE in Germany are attending a training course that forms part of an international trade union exchange programme for young workers who are members of IndustriALL affiliates.

Brazilian march in solidarity with European Workers

15 November, 2012As workers throughout Europe were striking against the neo-liberal austerity agenda the Gerdau Workers’ World Council was supporting them from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“A great worker is behind every major brand”

25 October, 2012As part of its decent work campaign, the CNM/CUT (Brazil) and the UAW (United States, Canada and Puerto Rico) are conducting a survey into decent work from a stand at the International Automobile Trade Show in Brazil. This historic initiative aims to raise awareness among consumers attending this global auto industry event.

Agreement reached at Tenaris in Brazil

3 October, 2012After a 24-hour strike, workers at Tenaris Confab voted to accept the proposal presented by the employer in the evening of 27 September 2012.

Two workers die in explosion at Usiquímica

13 September, 2012The explosion of a tank of hydrofluoric acid has claimed two lives and injured ten workers in Guarulhos, Brazil. The cause of the explosion is still being investigated. The union is demanding that the guilty parties are punished.

Olympic hosts sign communiqué to promote respect for human rights

30 August, 2012A joint human rights communiqué was signed today by the governments of the four countries holding the current and next three summer and winter Olympics (the UK, Russia, Brazil and Korea).

Bridgestone workers in Bahia remain mobilized

24 August, 2012Bridgestone workers have ended one of the longest strikes in the history of Brazilian manufacturing industry but remain mobilised after mediation by the Ministry of Labour leads to further negotiations.

Bridgestone workers in Bahia on strike for more than a month

10 August, 2012Bridgestone workers are fighting for better pay, decent working conditions and an end to bullying.

Bridgestone workers still on strike in Bahia, Brazil

20 July, 2012The workers have been on strike for 20 days and have received support from the USW in the United States, which has promised to seek channels of mediation with the company.