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IndustriALL-Brazil aims to unionise 10,000 workers

11 August, 2022A follow-up workshop was held on 1 August to organise a unionisation campaign in Brazil. The aim is to recruit 10,000 new union members in the industrial sector by the end of 2022.

Brazilian metalworkers sign agreement with TK Elevator

28 July, 2022Metalworkers' unions in Brazil signed a national agreement with TK Elevator that establishes that, employeesof the company, throughout the country will be able to receive Profit Sharing (PLR) fairly distributed.

Workers at Natura Brazil call for better working conditions

7 April, 2022The Químicos Unificados trade union, representing workers at Natura Brazil, brought activities to a standstill to press for better working conditions. Following the action, the company agreed to meet with the union and to improve the situation at the factory.

Three years after Brumadinho tragedy, justice and accountability still elude the victims

24 January, 2022In 2019, 270 people died in the Brumadinho mine collapse, Brazil’s worst environmental and industrial disaster. A study shows that the dam collapse could have been predicted weeks in advance with the right monitoring technology.

O-I Glass worker dies after furnace leaks in Brazil

2 December, 2021Brazilian glass workers’ union Sindicato dos Vidreiros held a two-hour protest on 1 December in São Paulo, Brazil, after O-I Glass worker Antônio Carlos Tola Júnior was killed in a preventable workplace accident.

John Deere global union network discusses future of social dialogue

8 November, 2021On 2 November, 30 trade union representatives from John Deere operations in Europe, Brazil and the US met online to discuss the economic and collective bargaining situation in the company worldwide and develop joint strategies for future social dialog with the company. Participants were eager to hear the latest news regarding the CBA conflict and strike movement in the USA in general, but at Deere in specific.

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.

Paper workers sign agreement with Suzano, Brazil

30 June, 2021Paper workers in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil, are celebrating a union victory after signing an agreement with Suzano, preventing the company from worsening working conditions.

IndustriALL Hyundai/Kia trade union network – a platform for global solidarity

8 June, 2021When the IndustriALL Hyundai/Kia trade union network met on 17-18 May, the question if ILO core labour standards will ultimately lead to transnational social dialogue at the Korean automaker was discussed.

Workers at Petrobras Brazil condemn union busting

8 April, 2021In the face of union busting, Brazilian oil workers' union FUP is striking to protect workers' rights and is demanding safe and decent working conditions.