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Two years after Brumadinho disaster, safety concerns persist at Vale

26 January, 2021Two years after Brazil’s worst environmental and industrial disaster, subcontractors at mining company Vale are still raising concerns over health and safety and bullying by management.

Brazilian unions fight to protect 5,000 jobs at Ford

19 January, 2021Ford has announced its intention to close three plants in Brazil, resulting in 5,000 workers losing their jobs. IndustriALL is calling on Ford to reconsider the decision and to discuss alternative solutions with the unions.

Union federations create IndustriALL Brazil

19 November, 2020Union federations CUT and Força Sindical have joined forces to create IndustriALL Brazil, bringing together 10 million workers from different manufacturing sectors.

Unions approve agreement to save jobs at Volkswagen Brazil

21 September, 2020Unions at the four Volkswagen plants in Brazil have negotiated a collective agreement safeguarding jobs for five years, as well as setting out further investments and a voluntary layoff package.

Union approves agreement to save jobs at Renault Brazil

13 August, 2020Members of the Curitiba metalworkers' union (SMC) voted to approve an agreement with Renault that will save jobs at the carmaker's plant, bringing an end to a 21-day strike.

Finding new ways to fight back

15 May, 2020Even during the best of times, going on strike can be difficult. Even more so after your local area is hit by tornados and the Covid-19 outbreak. But despite all the obstacles, in April, members of UAW Local 1407 stood united and fought for a fair contract at Cummins Filtration in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Brazil: collective agreements in response to Covid-19

4 May, 2020In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, unions in Brazil have negotiated agreements that set out alternative solutions protecting workers' lives and rights.

Brazil closes 47 unsafe mining dams

16 April, 2020Brazil has ordered the immediate closure of 47 tailings dams as their stability could not be certified. More than half of the mines belong to Vale, the company responsible for the country's worst ever environmental and human disaster.

40 Brazilian companies call for a no-layoffs pledge

9 April, 2020In response to the COVID-19 crisis, 40 Brazilian companies are calling on other companies not to lay off workers until at least the end of May.

Union members race to convert factories to produce supplies for Covid-19 patients

26 March, 2020In the wake of the Corona epidemic, workplaces are changing production to join the fight against the virus.