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Trade unions in Brazil campaign against pension reforms

19 February, 2019On 20 February, trade unions in Brazil will hold a national day to support universal, public social security and condemn plans to destroy the country's pension system.

Brazilian metalworkers announce global action against General Motors’ threats

8 February, 2019Brazilian metalworkers came up with a plan of action at their meeting in São Paulo on 1 February. They agreed to take global action against the threats made by General Motors and to participate in campaigns in support of retirement and the victims of the Brumadinho dam disaster.

Vale must be held accountable for Brazilian dam disaster

28 January, 2019Vale must be held accountable, say global unions IndustriALL and Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) as hundreds are feared to have died as a result of a dam collapse at Brumadinho in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais on 25 January. 

Flawed justice undermines hopes of working people in Brazil

17 September, 2018For the first time since the military dictatorship of 1964-1985, Brazil is slipping back into a dark era of arbitrary rule amid attempts to abuse the legal system and protect the corrupt elites who were behind the parliamentary coup and impeachment of the legitimately elected president, Dilma Rousseff in 2016.

IndustriALL creates a ‘macro sector’ for manufacturing industries

21 August, 2018Fifty trade union leaders from the ‘macro sector’ of manufacturing industries across Latin American and the Caribbean met for the first time from 13 to 15 August in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Their aim was to discuss the future world of work and come up with joint initiatives.

Brazil's trade union centres seek to further the country's development

26 July, 2018Brazil's seven trade union centres have come together to launch a "Priority Agenda for the Working Class", which includes recommendations on how to further the country's development. They are also organizing a national day against unemployment on 10 August.

Brazilian oil workers temporarily suspend national strike

4 June, 2018IndustriALL Brazilian affiliate FUP temporarily suspended their 72-hour national strike when the court threatened the union with an extortionate fine of 2 million reais (US$540,000) per day, a clear violation of trade union rights.

Free Lula!

27 April, 2018Global unions and union leaders from more than 50 countries came together in Geneva today to stand in solidarity with former Brazilian President Lula, calling for his immediate release from jail and that he be allowed to run in the upcoming elections.

Outrage after ex-president Lula’s political convoy attacked by gunfire

29 March, 2018On 27 March, former Brazilian president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s election campaign busses were hit by gunfire in the state of Paranà during his campaign tour in the southern part of Brazil. This attack follows a week of hostility by fascist groups against his political convoy resulting in no adequate response by police.

IndustriALL and BWI file OECD complaint against BHP Billiton and Vale

26 March, 2018IndustriALL Global Union and the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) have filed a complaint against the British-Australian company, BHP Billiton, and Brazilian mining multinational, Vale S.A., under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.