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FUP and Petrobras launch Workers’ Network

10 March, 2014From 25 to 27 February 2014 the Brazilian Oil Workers’ Union FUP hosted a meeting to launch the workers’ network of Petrobras. A global agreement was signed with Petrobras in 2011, and now it is up to the network to make a living agreement.

Labour related Master programmes open in Brazil and South Africa

12 August, 2015The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply to its Masters in "Labour and Development" at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and "Social Economy and Labour" at the University of Campinas, Brazil.

VW workers declare indefinite strike against redundancies at Taubaté plant in Brazil

24 August, 2015On 17 August, Volkswagen announced that 100 workers are to lose their jobs at its plant in Taubaté, Brazil. Workers have responded by declaring an indefinite strike. IndustriALL Global Union offers its support and solidarity to the workers and calls on the company to negotiate in order to avoid an unwanted dispute.

Brazil

8 October, 2015IndustriALL Assistant General Secretary, Kemal Özkan, addresses a STOP Precarious Work rally outside an Avon factory in Sao Paolo, Brazil with affiliate CNQ-CUT

Fighting outsourcing law in Brazil

25 June, 2015A delegation of Brazilian trade unions and labour representatives met at the International Labour Conference (ILC) to discuss a proposed law which will allow private employers to use outsourcing indiscriminately.

Senate postpones vote on Petrobras bill due to lack of debate

2 July, 2015The Brazilian Senate met on 30 June to vote on bill PLS 131/2015 under the Senate’s urgent business procedure, when a bill goes directly to a plenary vote without being examined by technical committees. The bill would remove Petrobras’ exclusive rights to exploit the Pre-Salt oilfields. However, the Senate decided to postpone voting as it felt a more detailed debate was necessary.

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.

Young unionists hold second international exchange in Brazil

6 June, 2019Young unionists from Latin America, the Caribbean and Germany organized their second annual international exchange meeting in Brazil. They shared and debated their plans of union building, organizing and training for youth in their unions.

Young unionists demanding justice for Lula

18 June, 2019Young unionists from Latin America, the Caribbean and Germany participated in a solidarity action with ex-President of Brazil, Lula da Silva, demanding justice and his  release from prison.

ArcelorMittal unions aim for stronger global dialogue

11 April, 2019Unions from around the world at the world’s largest steel company ArcelorMittal resolved at a meeting in Rio de Janeiro to deepen their global relationship with the company to address continuing challenges.