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IndustriALL affiliates take part in the World Social Forum

15 March, 2018IndustriALL Global Union affiliates have been participating in the massive World Social Forum currently bringing together 20,000 activists from 120 countries, in Salvador, Brazil from 13 to 17 March.

Struggle for democracy in Brazil continues

7 February, 2018Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva is still leading in the polls for the forthcoming elections, which has intensified the continuing struggle for his candidacy and for democracy. 

Brazil Supreme Court bans asbestos use and sale

18 December, 2017Workers in Brazil have won a major victory: the Supreme Court of Brazil has banned the use and sale of asbestos.

Pulp and paper sector makes plans to strengthen unions in Latin America

2 November, 2017More than 40 workers from the region’s pulp and paper sector met on 25-26 October in São Paulo, Brazil, to draft an action plan to strengthen trade unions in the sector.

Number of fatalities rises to ten at Gerdau's Brazil plant

16 October, 2017Another worker has died as a result of negligence at Gerdau's Ouro Branco plant in Brazil, bringing the total number of fatalities to ten in less than one year.

Brazil: miners’ union defends Amazon reserve

8 September, 2017A Brazilian miners’ union is campaigning against opening the Amazon rainforest to mining operations.

Two workers killed in explosion at Gerdau Brazil

17 August, 2017Two Gerdau workers lost their lives on 15 August after an explosion at the company's steel plant in Ouro Branco, Brazil.

Trade union centres in Brazil lead protests against Temer

6 July, 2017Workers in Brazil held a national day of action and strikes on 30 June to protest against reforms promoted by Michel Temer’s government. 

Shipbuilding industry crisis in Brazil leaves 50,000 workers without a job

7 June, 2017The political and economic crisis in Brazil is having a major impact on the shipbuilding industry. 50,000 workers have lost their jobs because of the lack of orders at many shipyards.

Brazilian trade unions and social movements hold day of action against pensions reform

20 March, 2017More than one million workers from all sectors joined forces on 15 March to strike or protest at labour and pensions reforms that threaten their rights.